Building Power, Progress and Pride

From Hollywood to Sundance to DC and back

March 5, 2020


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2020 Muslim Voter Guide

We surveyed American Muslims to identify the issues most important to you before voting in the presidential primaries. Released ahead of Super Tuesday, our voter guide gives you the information and insight you need to cast an informed vote. The guide includes short summaries on where each candidate stands on issues from civil rights and climate change to the economy and foreign policy.

Download our voter guide →





Training Screenwriters to Enter Hollywood

We're working to add more writers to film & TV shows to increase authentic stories of Muslims on screen. Recently, we completed our Children’s Media Lab in partnership with Practice Wonder. An all-day intensive workshop for creators of children's content, writers learn how to refine their scripts, perfect their pitches, and are connected into a network of industry professionals to guide them in their careers. Our series of labs are a critical step to fill writing rooms with diverse, talented and authentic Muslim voices. 

Learn about our labs →







Repealing the Muslim Ban in Congress

We helped draft the No Ban Act last year to counter all versions of President Trump’s Muslim Ban, and it is finally moving to a House vote! Introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu, the Act makes necessary reforms to existing immigration law and repeals all versions of the Muslim Ban. It will also make any similar ban impossible in the future. The vote will take place the week of March 9.

Read about our work countering the Muslim Ban →






Creating Social Impact Through Film 

In January, we hosted a Social Impact Entertainment panel with Abigail Disney’s organization, Peace is Loud, at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Our panelists, who included experts in social impact marketing, built a mock campaign around the documentary, American Muslim, which follows the effects of the Muslim Ban on five American families. Held on the third anniversary of the first Muslim Ban, the panel was a powerful exercise demonstrating how films combined with effective marketing campaigns can change not only narratives but behaviors and policies.  

Read the full blog post →






MPAC Inducted into Hall of Honors 

In the first week of this year, MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau was inducted into the Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors. This premier industry event recognized our work to advance diversity, equality, and inclusion in entertainment. Fellow honorees included Walt Disney Television and ADCOLOR.

Read about Advancing Diversity →


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