MPAC's Webinar Series

October 15, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we are hosting webinars to educate, motivate, and activate you. Our guests are experts from mental health and politics to spirituality and healthcare. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register anyway. We will email you a link to watch the webinar video.  



Weekly MPAC Quran Class

Tuesdays at 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET

Join our weekly Quran class with MPAC staff to personally connect with the Quran and gain diverse insights from one another’s perspective. 

NOTE: You only have to register once for the weekly Quran class.

Register here




Past webinars in this series


MPAC Presents: Arizona Town Hall

Arizona Muslims - let’s get out the vote! Learn why your voice is important and needed in the November 3rd election, and why the Arizona Muslim vote will make a difference. Bring your questions to this virtual town hall and ask the experts. 


Dismantling Anti-Shi'ism

This webinar was aimed at dismantling anti-Shi’ism in our communities and shared spaces, while addressing systemic anti-Shi’ism globally. Our dedicated speakers offered an insightful and timely teach-in.


Inclusion, Representation and Making Progress with NBC’s Medical Drama, “Transplant”

The creative forces behind NBC’s newest hit “Transplant” joined us for a conversation about the medical drama centered on a Syrian Muslim** doctor as he adjusts to his new life in Canada after fleeing his home country. Featuring stars Hamza Haq (“Dr. Bashir Hamed”), Ayisha Issa (“Dr. June Curtis”), executive producer/creator Joseph Kay, consulting producer Sami Khan and cultural consultant Dr. Khaled Almilaji, this insightful conversation—moderated by author and professor Dr. Evelyn Alsultany — explored how the show approaches Muslim representation from a contemporary lens, the inspiration behind the series and the show’s portrayals of the struggles and triumphs of refugees. Opening remarks by Sue Obeidi, MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau Director.


Peace-centered Organizations

Guests: Maya Soetoro, Co-Founder of The Peace Studio and Maryam Ishani Thompson, Filmmaker & Journalist

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Glitch Techs Table Read With Co-Creators and Cast of the Series

Guests: Show co-creators Eric Robles and Dan Milano, cast, and Lorraine Ali, TV Critic for the LA Times


Human Security Without Borders: How Religious Minorities in India Are Being Oppressed.

Guests: Junaid Ahmed, President of the Chicago chapter of the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC)

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Solidarity without Borders: How Human Security is a growing issue in Palestine

Guests: Dr. Khaled Elghindy of the Middle East Institute

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Leaving a Legacy of Hope: Why Black Lives will Always Matter

Guests: Maryum Ali, Social Worker & Activist 

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Black Lives Matter: How to Serve as an Ally for Our Black Brothers and Sisters

Guests: Margari Aziza Hill, Founder and Executive Director of MuslimARC

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Media and Hollywood: How Hulu’s, Baghdad Central is raising Awareness about International Affairs

Guests: Waleed Zuaiter, Oscar Award-Nominated Producer 

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Children's Media: Why Representation Matters More Than Ever For Our Kids

Guests: Executive Producers Sascha Paladino and Dan Milano and Actors Rizwan Manji and Zehra Fazal.

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Deen and Dunya: The Intersection of Islamic Values and Charity

Guests: Imam Khalid Latif  

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Homeless Doesn’t Mean Hopeless: ILM Foundation’s Humanitarian Day

Guests: Umar Hakim, Director at ILM foundation

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The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Personal Finances

Guests: Saad Zariff, VP at Wahed Invest

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All ACCESS: Why Community Services are More Needed than Ever

Guests: Nahla Kayali and Hassan Jaber, ACCESS

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Handle with Care: Treating Domestic Workers and Caregivers as Essential

Guests: Ishita Srivastava, Caring Across Generations and Kristina Mevs-Apgar, National Domestic Workers Alliance  

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Stressed but Blessed: What Religious Leaders and Organizations Are Doing in the Time of COVID-19

Guests: Rabbi Jack Moline, President of the Interfaith Alliance

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Justice in the Time of Pandemic: Are the Incarcerated Being Protected From Covid-19?

Guests:  Seema Saifee and Adnan Sultan, The Innocence Project

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Saving Lives, Saving Humanity: American Muslim Doctors & COVID-19

Guests: Dr. Haidar Al Saadi and Dr. Ahsen Ali

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Sleeves Up: Redefining Donations and Volunteerism During COVID-19

Guest: Jarret Barrios
Red Cross LA CEO

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When Home Isn’t Safe: Domestic Violence in Quarantine

Guest: Rana Abdelhamid
Founder of Malikah

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Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey Into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic

Guest: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
Epidemiologist, Public Health expert, Activist, and Author

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How Will the 2020 Elections Be Impacted by COVID-19?

Guest: Mansoor Khadir
DNC Early Primary and Caucus States Director

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Rethinking Service in a Time of Quarantine

Guest: Chris Abdur-Rahman Blauvelt
LaunchGood Co-Founder/CEO

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Self Care During Isolation: How to Destress During COVID-19

Guest: Dr. Heather Laird Jackson
President of the Center for Muslim Mental Health and Islamic Psychology at USC

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How are Muslim organizations responding to COVID-19?

Guest: Wa’el Elzayat, CEO of Emgage Foundation

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Prophet Muhammad As a Model During Times of Turmoil

Guest: Tarek El-Messidi, Founder of CelebrateMercy

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Covid-19 Makes Participating in the 2020 Census More Important Than Ever 

Guest: Ali Ahmad
Associate Director for Communications at the U.S. Census Bureau

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