MYG and MPAC partner for 2-day Civic Summit for young leaders


Last weekend, about 25 Muslim high school and college students attended a two-day civic summit organized by the Muslim Youth Group of the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) and MPAC.


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MPAC Adds “Saving Face” to 2012 Media Awards Honorees

By: Marium Mohiuddin

MPAC’s 21st Annual Media Awards will be presented to the Academy Award winning documentary “Saving Face,” Sundance Film Festival winner “Kinyarwanda” and TLC on Sunday, May 13 in Los Angeles.

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Experts Expose Realities of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority Countries During Standing-Room Only Forum

By: Marium Mohiuddin


(Los Angeles – 4/18/12) — On Sunday, April 15, the Muslim Public Affairs Council brought together a panel of scholars and human rights advocates to discuss the realities of religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries.

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Leading Thinkers to Examine Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority Countries

By: Aziza Hassan, MPAC

(Los Angeles – 4/9/12) — On Sunday, April 15, the Muslim Public Affairs Council is hosting a special symposium on “Minority Rights in Muslim Countries” at the Islamic Center of Southern California to discuss the meaning… Continue reading

MPAC Announces: 21st Annual Media Awards May 13, 2012

By: Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC 

(Los Angeles – 3/29/12) — The Muslim Public Affairs Council announced today it will be honoring The Learning Channel(TLC) for its show “All-American Muslim”and the film “Kinyarwanda” at the… Continue reading

ICSC sends its condolences to Alawadi Family, MPAC Urges DOJ to Monitor

By: Editor

The Islamic Center of Southern California would like to convey its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community of sister Shaima Alawadi, a local SoCal Muslim woman of Iraqi origin. Her brutal beating and murder appear to… Continue reading

Dr. Cornel West to Keynote MPAC’s 11th Annual Convention Banquet

By: Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is honored to announce that Dr. Cornel WestNew York Times bestselling author and progressive cultural icon, will give the keynote address at its 11th… Continue reading

MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau-Actors Intensive

From MPAC–

The Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau announced today it is hosting its first actor’s workshop for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. The four-hour intensive workshop will give actors the edge they need to get ahead in the often competitive field. Get your head shots and resumes ready, and prepare for a day of hands-on instructions from two of Hollywood’s most influential acting coaches.


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“MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau serves as a vehicle for aspiring artists who may not have access to these types of insiders and opportunities,” said Deana Nassar, MPAC’s Hollywood Liaison. “We are excited to see Muslim Americans enter into the field, and we are here to help their endeavors. In this past year after the success of our screenwriter’s workshop, MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau is proud of the opportunities we can bring from the relationships we have nurtured.”


The intensive workshop will include two sessions. The first session will be taught by veteran acting coach Scott Sedita, who has had more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Sedita began his career in New York as a talent agent, where he helped launch the careers of many of today’s top stars, including Courteney Cox (“Friends”), Matt LeBlanc (“Friends”), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU”), and Vincent D’Onofrio (“Law & Order: CI.” Sedita will be speaking about the business of acting, the reality of the industry and how to successfully navigate your way through the Hollywood waters.

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Security Tips for Places of Worship

From MPAC–

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 will surely spark a series of conversations on the current state of national security. Unfortunately, because of the toxicity of our political culture, we will have to tolerate hate speech from a few… Continue reading