Honoring Voices Inspiring Change
 

Honoring Voices Inspiring Change

WED, JUNE 19, 2019 | 6PM
HYATT REGENCY CAPITOL HILL

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The Empowering Voices Awards is an opportunity to honor political and cultural leaders who are championing the civic and political empowerment of American Muslims.

 

This Year’s Honorees

Rep. Zoe Lofgren

Rep. Zoe Lofgren has been a civil servant for over two decades, having first been elected to represent California’s 19th District in 1994. Over the last three years, she has been a steadfast ally for American Muslims on Capitol Hill and an advocate for immigrants.

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Dr. Debbie Almontaser

Dr. Debbie Almontaser is a community activist, advocate, entrepreneur, and educator who works across sectors in New York City. Dr. Almontaser has developed avenues for social exchange to encourage interfaith activism and outreach across the boundaries of race, ethnicity and religion. 

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mehdi hasan

Mehdi Hasan is a columnist at the Intercept, host of the podcast Deconstructed and TV shows UpFront and Head to Head on Al Jazeera TV. Hasan’s tenacity and courage in reporting represent the best tradition of journalism.

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ERIC TREENE

Eric Treene has been a steadfast government advocate for the religious liberties and human rights of American Muslims across three presidential administrations. Treene manages the Justice Department’s efforts to protect Muslims, Sikhs, Arab-Americans and Asian-Americans from discrimination and bias crimes.

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Leading. Inspiring. Fostering change.

 

Since 2013, the MPAC Empowering Voices Awards have honored political and cultural leaders working to perfect American pluralism. We bring together the nation's most influential advocates to celebrate causes and individuals who have worked with us to champion the American and Islamic values of freedom, justice, and equality for all.

 
 
 

HYATT REGENCY WASHINGTON
ON CAPITOL HILL


400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, June 19th | 6pm

 

 
Stosh Cotler | Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Stosh Cotler | Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Past Honorees

Past honorees include DNC Chair and then Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, NPR Journalist and "Serial" podcast creator Sarah Koenig, and civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), among many others.

Attendees include government officials, media professionals, civic leaders, community activists, and young leaders. The Awards also serve as an opportunity for like minded professionals to network and celebrate our wins.

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