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Highlights for 2017

Some of the highlights of MPAC activities this calendar year are below: M-RAISE (MPAC-Research and Academic Initiative for Student Excellence) Academic Assistance Program. Twice a week for students 9-12th grades, held at ICA-WNY 444 Connecticut Street with additional participation from Canisius College. Williamsville School District training. Completed district wide eighteen (18) Cultural Sensitivity Trainings to cover entire district teachers, administrators ...

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Read our written Senate testimony

No community should have to exist in a state of fear because of their perceived religious beliefs. And yet, for many American Muslim families across the nation, that is our reality. This is why MPAC has made it a policy priority to address the increase in religiously motivated hate crimes. Today, we submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s ...

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100 days in, is America Great Again?

The first 100 days of an administration is an important benchmark – a benchmark that Mr. Trump set for himself in his Contract with the American Voter which begins, “What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” So, has this administration achieved what it set out to? And how has it gone about doing that? We ...

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New Immigration Policies Harm American Families

In the months following President Trump’s January 25th executive order regarding immigration and border security, there has been a significant increase in Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and deportations. Within a span of three months, ICE arrested over 21,000 immigrants – including 5,441 with no criminal record. Mass deportation makes America less safe as it damages government-community relations, which ...

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Fourteenth Annual Banquet & Awards

“Millennials’ Breaking Barriers” Speaker: Tahera Rahman WHBF-TV CBS Saturday, May 12, 2017 at 6:00pm Hyatt Regency Hotel 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202 Ms. Rahman is the first Muslim Hijabi TV reporter at WHBF-TV, a CBS affiliate, in Rock Island, IL. She joined the Local 4 News team as a producer in May of 2016. Her duties included deciding which stories ...

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Thirteenth Annual Banquet & Awards

Salam-Al-Marayati

“E Pluribus Unum — Out of many, One” Speaker: Salam Al Marayati MPAC President Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:00pm Hyatt Regency Hotel 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202 Salam is nationally recognized for his commitment to improving the public understanding of Islam and policies impacting American Muslims. Salam is president and co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He ...

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Outstanding Millennial Scholarship

MPAC-WNY

One of the highlights of the Thirteenth Annual MPAC-WNY Banquet will be introducing the concept of the Outstanding American Muslim Millennial from WNY. Representative American Muslim Millennial from Western New York will be honored at the banquet . We are blessed with a number of high achieving youth in our community. The selection for such honorees , as you might imagine, will not ...

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Lafayette Building Fundraiser Event

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Standing In Solidarity With Our Jewish Friends

MPAC-WNY

Standing In Solidarity With Our Jewish Friends The Executive Board and the membership of MPAC-WNY, as well as the wider Muslim community, is dismayed and distraught with the recent desecration of Jewish cemetery in St. Louis and dozens of threats and attacks on Jewish Community Centers across the country, including the Jewish Community Center in Getzville in our own community. ...

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WNY Muslim Leader Says Trump Ban Could Hurt U.S. War on Terror

By Kevin Jolly Updated Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 06:46 PM EST 5 5 Related Stories Judge Blocks Deportations as Protesters Rally Against Trump Travel Ban Updated 01/29/2017 03:12 AM Impromptu Protest Turns into Celebration at Buffalo Niagara International Airport 01/28/2017 10:35 PM AMHERST, N.Y. — Dr. Khalid Qazi, who heads the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York, ...

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