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  • Edina Lekovic to Speak at Southern California Women's Roundtable

    March 7, 2017
    MPAC's Edina Lekovic will join a panel discussion on March 7 with other female leaders to exchange ideas on how to come together to promote equality, justice, and understanding. The event is free, but registration is required.

  • Join Lekovic at #BringBackOurGirls Interfaith Vigil in L.A.

    June 10, 2014
    As the world anxiously awaits the return of nearly 300 kidnapped school girls to their families in Nigeria, MPAC is joining forces with Los Angeles’ interfaith community for the #BringBackOurGirls Interfaith Vigil and Call to Action on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

  • MPAC Condemns Boko Haram’s Kidnapping of Nigerian Schoolgirls

    May 6, 2014
    MPAC today condemned the repugnant actions of Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility for kidnapping over 300 teenage schoolgirls from a school in Nigeria three weeks ago. Boko Haram, which translates as “Western education is sinful,” has once again violated core Islamic teachings that value all human life as sacred, prohibit depriving people of their basic freedoms, and mandate seeking knowledge as an obligatory duty of every Muslim.

  • MPAC Partners with the White House Hosting Groundbreaking Women’s Forum

    April 17, 2014
    MPAC's recent partnership with the White House to host a historic forum recognizing the contributions of American Muslim women brought together successful women from across the country to the White House. During the event, titled “Beyond the Ceiling: Groundbreaking Voices of American Muslim Women,” MPAC and the White House recognized over 80 American Muslim women in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), business development, government, communications and entrepreneurship.

  • MPAC and the White House Celebrate the Contributions of American Muslim Women

    March 28, 2014
    As Women's History month draws to a close, MPAC and the White House recognized American Muslim women and their accomplishments in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), business development, government, communications and entrepreneurship. Today's event brought together more than 70 successful women from across the country to the White House.

  • SoCal Women & Girls Gather for Rejuvenating Retreat & Learn to Make Their Voices Heard

    March 17, 2014
    On March 15, 2014, more than 80 women and girls gathered for the successful 2nd Annual Women and Girls Retreat co-sponsored by MPAC, the Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI) and New Horizon Irvine (NHI). Focusing on the theme of “Making Our Voices Heard,” nine dynamic and inspiring speakers shared their knowledge and know-how to empower the participants to be inspired by the legacy of women before them, identify their dreams, support each other to pursue them, and be able to share their stories effectively.

  •   MPAC Congratulates the Academy for Recognizing  Diverse Talent at Oscars

    March 3, 2014
    MPAC would like to thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for recognizing the immense talents of diverse actors and filmmakers with multiple nominations at last night’s 86th annual Academy Awards celebration.

  • Jalloh Hopes to Empower Community as MPAC's New Policy Intern

    February 26, 2014
    Hailing from Gaithersburg, MD, Salimatu Jalloh is MPAC's new policy and legislature intern in the DC office. Graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May 2013, with a degree in government and politics, Jalloh became interested in advocacy civic engagement through her work with Terps for Change, a campus service organization that focuses on addressing poverty, homelessness and education inequalities.

  • NPR Interviews Lekovic About Women in American Mosques

    January 15, 2014
    On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Edina Lekovic, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming, was featured in a story on NPR’s All Things Considered, which focused on the physical and symbolic space for women in American mosques.

  • Mohiuddin Moderates Panel on Pakistani Identity at PAYPC Conference

    November 20, 2013
    Over the weekend, Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC's Communications Coordinator, moderated the opening session at the 2nd Annual Pakistani American Young Professionals Conference (PAYPC) in Los Angeles. Joined by screenwriters and producers Kamran Pasha and Sameer Gardezi, Mohiuddin, a Pakistani American, moderated a panel on "Exploring the Pakistani American Identity and Community Relations."

  • San Gabriel Mosque Holds Packed ‘Let’s Be Honest’ Town Hall

    September 23, 2013
    On Friday, Sept. 20, the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley (ICSGV) and MPAC partnered to host a packed community forum called “Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community."

  • Nour Advocates for Women Empowerment in Politics

    July 28, 2013
    Lena Nour, MPAC's Summer 2013 Government Intern, is a sophomore at George Mason University majoring in government and international politics, where she’s found her passion at the cross section of civic engagement and social justice.

  • Special Note: White House Iftar is Reminder of Work Ahead

    July 26, 2013
    Last night, I had the distinct honor of attending President Barack Obama’s annual Ramadan Iftar at the White House, which celebrates this blessed month by honoring American Muslims’ contributions to our nation.

  • Mohiuddin Joins Panel to Examine 'To Educate a Girl'

    July 17, 2013
    Last week, Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC's Communications Coordinator, was invited by UNICEF to speak on a panel about the documentary "To Educate a Girl." The powerful documentary takes a ground-up and visually stunning view of that effort through the eyes of girls out of school, starting school or fighting against the odds to stay in school.

  • Al-Habri Addresses Women's Empowerment at MPAC-WNY Banquet

    June 11, 2013
    Last week, MPAC-Western New York held its 9th Annual Banquet in Buffalo, NY, with Azizah al-Hibri, a prominent Muslim lawyer and President Barack Obama's appointee, featured as the keynote speaker.

  • Lekovic Travels to Croatia for Conference on Women

    May 17, 2013
    Earlier this month, Edina Lekovic, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming, traveled to Zagreb, Croatia, where she spoke at a conference about the social status of Muslim women in Europe. Lekovic presented a lecture on “Uncovering the Real Me: Western Muslim Women Under the Spotlight” before an audience which included the mufti of Croatia, a Bosnian ambassador, academics and community members.

  • SoCal Women & Girls Gather for 'Discovering Your Best Self' Retreat

    March 21, 2013
    More than 75 women and girls gathered for a special day-long retreat at New Horizon School in Irvine, CA on "Discovering Your Best Self." MPAC teamed up with the Islamic Center of Irvine and New Horizon to create a unique experience where women and girls could experience a supportive environment to reflect on their lives and voices as they explore self-esteem, media images, speaking with confidence, and health and nutrition.

  • MPAC Honored to Attend Today’s VAWA Signing by Pres. Obama

    March 7, 2013
    MPAC was proud to witness the signing-in ceremony of the Reauthorization of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) held today, March 7, 2013, at the White House. MPAC was honored to be invited by the White House and recognized for its work on VAWA.

  • We Applaud the House for Breaking Political Gridlock and Reauthorizing VAWA

    February 28, 2013
    Today, the House of Representatives reauthorized the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and sent it to President Barack Obama’s desk to be signed into law. We congratulate House Republicans for breaking the political gridlock on the new provisions added in the bill by the Senate and voting for the greater good.

  • Join Our Campaign to Pass Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    February 5, 2013
    On Feb. 5, MPAC launched a national campaign to mobilize American Muslims to push for the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in Congress. Join “Voices for VAWA: Muslims Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse” by spending 10 minutes this week reaching out to your senators and joining our national conference call on Feb. 2


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