Events

Meeting with Chris Heagarty

Date: February 25, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC)

Board of trustees (BOT) will meet 

Board of Education Representative

Chris Heagarty

Sunday, Feb, 25th from 2:00 -3:30 pm at

Masjid King Khalid

130 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27601

(Second Floor of International Studies Building at Shaw University) to

Discuss the difficulties that Muslim Students are facing in public schools

If you have any question please contact

MAPAC Public Relation director:

Kanwal Naiyar at Kimen2531@gmail.com .

All the Mapac events were been delayed because of the current events

Date: October 26, 2023
Time: 12:00 am

Meeting with Lieutenant Matthew Frey

Date: October 16, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: North Raleigh Masjid

MAPAC Board members will meet

M. D. Frey

Lieutenant

City of Raleigh

Police Department

Research and Planning

(The topic is : safety of our Masjids and neighborhoods )

CAIR Town Hall meeting with Congressman Wiley Nickel

Start date: September 16, 2023
End date: March 21, 2024
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Alnoor Islamic Center

CAIR Town Hall meeting with Congressman Wiley Nickel

 

MAPAC board Meeting

Date: September 9, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Zoom Meeting

MAPAC board meeting

Sat, September 9, 2023 from 12-2 pm.

Zoom Meeting

Meet your Representative Chris Heagarty

Date: March 29, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Alnoor Islamic Center 6317 Sunset Lake Rd, Fuquay-Varina NC

Meet your Representative 

Chris Heagarty

Wake County Board of Education Vice Chair

to discuss

“The Future of Wake County Public Education”

Sunday, October 29th 2023, 4:30-6:30 pm

at

Alnoor Islamic Center

6317 Sunset Lake Rd, Fuquay-Varina NC

MAPAC General Meeting

Date: March 6, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Apex Mosque,

The Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) invites all the MAPAC members to attend its General Body Meeting

Sat, May 6, 2023 from 2-4 pm.

St

Apex Masjid

733 Center Street

Apex, North Carolina 27502

Lunch will be served

This is an opportunity for the members to articulate the concerns it wishes MAPAC to address, and to volunteer for work to further their own interests.

MAPAC Board of Trustees will be elected at the meeting.

Judicial & Sheriff’s Candidates Forum

Date: October 8, 2022
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Apex Mosque, 733 Center Street, Apex, North Carolina

A “Judicial & Sheriff Candidates Forum” will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Apex Mosque, 733 Center Street, Apex, North Carolina. This Forum will be for candidates for Statewide and Local judicial and related offices, including the office of Wake County Sheriff. All candidates will be given an opportunity to make a brief formal statement on who they are, the office for which they are running, and the reasons they feel make them best qualified for that office, followed by an extended question and answer period. There may be a break with light refreshments allowing for informal interactions between candidates and the public. Open to the General Public.

City of Raleigh Candidates for Mayor Forum

Date: October 1, 2022
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Muslim Youth and Community Center (MYCC), 5017 Deah Way, Raleigh, NC

MAPAC is one of the Partners working with WakeUP Wake County to support a series of forums for different Raleigh City Council Seats and for the office of Mayor. If can not attend any of these events in person you can stream them live on WRAL. Additional information is available at:

City of Raleigh Election Candidate Forums

Raleigh City Council District E Candidates Forum

Date: September 29, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Taproom, 1233 Front Street, Raleigh, NC

MAPAC is one of the Partners working with WakeUP Wake County to support a series of forums for different Raleigh City Council Seats and for the office of Mayor. If can not attend any of these events in person you can stream them live on WRAL. Additional information is available at:

City of Raleigh Election Candidate Forums

Raleigh At-Large City Council Candidates Forum

Date: September 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Art Space, 201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

MAPAC is one of the Partners working with WakeUP Wake County to support a series of forums for different Raleigh City Council Seats and for the office of Mayor. If can not attend any of these events in person you can stream them live on WRAL. Additional information is available at:

City of Raleigh Election Candidate Forums

Wake County Commissioners, Board of Education and Soul and Water Conservation Supervisors Candidates Forum

Date: September 24, 2022
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: As-Salaam Islamic Center, 1214 East Lenoir Stree, Raleigh, North Carolina

A “Wake County Officials Candidates Forum” will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the As-Salaam Islamic Center, 1214 East Lenoir Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. This Forum will be for candidates for the Wake County Board of Commissioners, for the Wake County Board of Education, and for contested Wake Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor positions . All candidates will be given an opportunity to make a brief formal statement on who they are, the office for which they are running, and the reasons they feel make them best qualified for that office, followed by an extended question and answer period. There may be a break with light refreshments allowing for informal interactions between candidates and the public. Open to the General Public.

Raleigh City Council District D Candidates Forum

Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Trophy Brewing, 827 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC

MAPAC is one of the Partners working with WakeUP Wake County to support a series of forums for different Raleigh City Council Seats and for the office of Mayor. If can not attend any of these events in person you can stream them live on WRAL. Additional information is available at:

City of Raleigh Election Candidate Forums

Raleigh City Council District C Candidates Forum

Date: September 18, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: John Chavis Memorial Park, 505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh, NC

MAPAC is one of the Partners working with WakeUP Wake County to support a series of forums for different Raleigh City Council Seats and for the office of Mayor. If can not attend any of these events in person you can stream them live on WRAL. Additional information is available at:

City of Raleigh Election Candidate Forum

State and Federal Legislature Candidates Forum

Date: September 17, 2022
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Muslim Youth & Community Center (North Raleigh Masjid), 5017 Deah Way, Raleigh, North Carolina

A “Legislature Candidates Forum” will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Muslim Youth & Community Center, 5017 Deah Way, Raleigh, North Carolina. This Forum will be for candidates for State and Federal legislative offices that will appear on ballots in Wake County. All candidates will be given an opportunity to make a brief formal statement on who they are, the office for which they are running, and the reasons they feel make them best qualified for that office, followed by an extended question and answer period. There may be a break with light refreshments allowing for informal interactions between candidates and the public. Open to the General Public.

Emergency Protest for Palestine

Date: May 15, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Moore Square, 226 E Martin St

MAPAC is co-sponsoring this protest for Palestine. Please try to participate.

What: Emergency Protest for Palestine
Where: Moore Square, 226 E Martin St.
When: Saturday May 15, 2-4 pm
Wear Masks, Social Distance
Defend Palestine
Support Palestinians
Resisting in Sheikh Jarrah

Sustainable Community Development

Date: March 12, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: ALNOOR Islamic Center

City of Raleigh Municipal Offices Candidate Forum

Date: September 29, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: North Raleigh Mosque.3209 Gresham Lake Road #131, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

This Candidate Forum will allow candidates for City of Raleigh Mayor and for the City of Raleigh City Council seats to make their case and to answer questions. The Forum is open to the general public and to people of all faiths. No advanced registration i required.

MAPAC Candiate Forum for City of Durham November Election

Date: September 12, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Durham Parkwood Masjid, 5122 Revere Road, Durham, NC 27713

This Candidate Forum will allow candidates for City of Durham Mayor and for the runoff election candidates for the City of Durham City Council At Large seats to make their case and to answer questions. The Forum is open to the general public and to people of all faiths. No advanced registration is required. An informal social period will start at 3:30 pm, while formal candidate presentations will begin at 4:00 pm, followed by a question and Answer Session.

MAPAC Annual Membership Meeting

Date: April 21, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Islamic Association of Raleigh, Masjid-2-Women's Prayer Hall, 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh, NC

The MAPAC Annual Membership Meeting will be held on April 21, 2019. State Senator Mujtaba Mohammed, a Charlotte area Muslim elected to the North Carolina State Senate in 2018,  will speak on the importance of Muslims participating in the Political Process. The meeting is open to the entire Muslim Community, not just MAPAC Members. Elections will be held to fill vacancies on the MAPAC governing Board of Trustees, and the public will be invited to make suggestions for future MAPAC actions and programs.

MAPAC Candidates Forum Judges and Wake County Law Enforcement

Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Apex Mosque, 733 Center Street, Apex, NC

This is the third of 3 forums for candidates that will appear on election ballots in Wake County in the 2018 election. This forum will be for candidates for the Judicial and Law Enforcement offices. Candidates will introduce themselves, explain their positions and goals, and answer questions. Note that the date for this event has been changed from October 7th to October 6th

MAPAC Candidates For State & Federal Legislators Appearing on Wake County Ballots

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: IAR Raleigh Mosque, 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh, NC

This is the second of 3 forums for candidates that will appear on election ballots in Wake County in the 2018 election. This forum will be for candidates for the US Congress and for the State Legislature. Candidates will introduce themselves, explain their positions and goals, and answer questions.

MAPAC Candidates Forum Wake County Officials

Date: September 9, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: North Raleigh Mosque, 3209 Gresham Lake Road #131, Raleigh, North Carolina

This is the first of 3 forums for candidates that will appear on election ballots in Wake County in the 2018 election. This forum will be for candidates for the non Judicial and non Law Enforcement offices, including County Commissioners and County Board of Education Members.Candidates will introduce themselves, explain their positions and goals, and answer questions.

Why Muslims Should Vote in the 2018 Elections, 3209 Gresham Lake Rd. Raleigh, NC

Date: May 11, 2018
Time: 8:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: North Raleigh Masjid

Many Muslims may wonder why they should vote in the 2018 Elections when legislative district gerrymandering has made the outcome for many legislative seats all but certain before the first vote is cast. There are many good reasons why voting in 2018 elections is still important, and why voting will be especially important this year as challenges to legislative district boundaries move through the court system. MAPAC will present a program explaining why Muslims should vote in the 2018 Elections this Friday, May 11th, 2018 after Magrib prayer (around 8:15) at:

North Raleigh Masjid

3209 Gresham Lake Rd., Suite #131

Raleigh, NC 27615.

Please try to attend. Voter registration forms and assistance will also be provided for those who are not yet registered to vote.

North Carolina Town Hall on Hate Violence Against South Asian Americans

Date: October 7, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Herbert C. Young Community Center- Coach Kay Yow Court, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, NC 27513

MAPAC is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event and encourages all of its members, both south asians and others, to attend, as the material is applicable to all Muslims and other groups likely to be targeted based on their religion, ethnicity, or manner of dress. Please register at:

http://bit.ly/2y9vj1C

3rd Town Hall Meeting for Wake County Elections

Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: As-Salaam Islamic Center, 1214 East Lenoir Street, Raleigh, NC 27610

On October 22, 2016 from 2-5 pm, The As-Salaam Islamic Center and the Education Justice Alliance in association with the Muslim American Public Affairs Council will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for candidates for the Wake County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education as well as those State and Federal legislative and Council of State offices to be elected in November that were not covered in the 1st Town Hall Meeting.  

Due to the large number of candidates on the ballot this November, there will be 3 Town Hall Meetimgs in Wake County, each hosting a different set of candidates. The October 22 event will focus on candidates for the Wake County Board of Commissioners and the Wake County Board of Education, as well as candidates for the US and the State of North Carolina Senates. The meeting will be held at the As-Salaam Islamic Center near downtown Raleigh. All Muslim and Hispanic residents in the Triangle area are urged to come. The Education Justice Alliance will offer interpretation services.

Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from representatives of various organizations and other members of the audience.

2nd Town Hall Meeting for Wake County Elections

Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Apex Mosque, 733 Center Street, Apex, NC 27502

On October 15, 2016 from 2-5 pm, The Muslim American Public Affairs Council in Association with the Apex Mosque, will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for the candidates for judicial offices to be elected in November. 

Due to the large number of candidates on the ballot this November, there will be 3 Town Hall Meetimgs for candidates to meet with the Muslim Community in Wake County, each involving a different set of candidates. The second of these events will be on October 15 and will focus on candidates for the State judiciary. The meeting will be held at the Apex Mosque. All Muslim residents in the Triangle area are urged to come.

All judges in the North Carolina judicial system are elected. The governor does not appoint them, and the legislature does not review the judges or have any role in their selection. The voters alone are responsible for determining who is qualified, who is best suited to fairly dispense justice and protect individual rights. This Town Hall Meeting will afford Triangle Area Muslims and other Wake County Residents an opportunity to meet the prospective judges in person, hear their views, and ask them questions so as to be better prepared to vote.

Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with the Muslim community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from the audience. 

This Meeting will be a Public Service program sponsored by the Muslim American Public Affairs Council in cooperation with the Apex Mosque. PEOPLE OF ALL 

1st Town Hall Meeting for Wake County Elections

Date: October 8, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Islamic Association of Raleigh (Raleigh Mosque), 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh, NC

On October 8, 2016 from 2-5 pm, The Muslim American Public Affairs Council in Association with the Islamic Association of Raleigh, will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for candidates for legislative and Council of State offices to be elected in November. 

Due to the large number of candidates on the ballot this November, there will be 3 Town Hall Meetimgs in Wake County, each hosting a different set of candidates. The October 8 event will focus on candidates for the United States and the State of North Carolina House of Representatives. The meeting will be held at the Islamic Association of Raleigh’s Raleigh Mosque near the N. C. State Campus. All Muslim residents in the Triangle area are urged to come.

Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with the Muslim community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from the audience. 

Town Hall Meeting for Durham/Durham County Elections

Date: September 24, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman Mosque - Parkwood Facility, 5122 Revere Road, Durham, NC

On September 24, 2016 from 2-5 pm, The Muslim American Public Affairs Council in Association with the Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman Mosque, will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for the candidates for offices to be elected in November. The meeting will be held at the Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman Mosque – Parkwood Facility located at 5122 Revere Road in Durham. Candidates for important State and County offices are expected to attend, and US Congressional candidates or their representatives have also been asked to attend. All Muslim residents of Durham and Durham County are urged to come. Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with the Muslim community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from the audience. 

Who is on the ballot in November besides the President and the Governor, what they do, how the actions of the people in these offices impact your everyday life, and why Muslims should care about voting for the candidates for these offices-Part 2.

Date: September 2, 2016
Time: 8:05 pm
Location: IAR Islamic Center (Raleigh Mosque), 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh, NC

The Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) in cooperation with the IAR Education Committee will make a presentation immediately following the Maghrib Prayer, entitled “Who is on the ballot in November besides the President and the Governor, what they do, how the actions of the people in these offices impact your everyday life, and why Muslims should care about voting for the candidates for these offices-Part 2.” 

This will be the second part of a two part presentation. Part 1 focused on the interrelationships between the Federal. State and Local Governments and on the upcoming elections for offices in the executive and legislative branches of State government. Part 2, to be held on September 2nd immediately after Maghrib prayer, will focus on local government (County, Municipal, etc.) elections, and on elections for officials in the Judicial Branch of the Government. This presentation will be given at the Raleigh Mosque adjacent to the NCSU campus at 808 Atwater Street in Raleigh. 

Challenging Racism and Islamophobia

Date: August 14, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: As-Salaam Islamic Center, 1214 E Lenoir Street, Raleigh NC 27610

Muslims for Social Justice, an organization with which MAPAC maintains an affiliation, is organizing this event to explore the roots of Islamophobia or anti-Muslim bigotry. This forum will explore the following questions:

How does Islamophobia operate in the society?

What are the links between Islamophobia and racism?

How to bridge the gap between immigrant and African American Muslims?

How can Muslims defeat racism and Islamophobia?

This forum is free and open for all. Snacks will be provided. The forum will include speeches, skits and break-out session. Email at info@muslimsforsocialjustice.org or call 919-355-8026 for more information.

Additional information can be found at:

Challenging Racism and Islamophobia

Who is on the ballot in November besides the President and the Governor, what they do, how the actions of the people in these offices impact your everyday life, and why Muslims should care about voting for the candidates for these offices-Part 1.

Date: August 5, 2016
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: IAR Islamic Center (Raleigh Mosque), 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh, NC

The Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) in cooperation with the IAR Education Committee will make a presentation immediately following the Maghrib Prayer. entitled “Who is on the ballot in November besides the President and the Governor, what they do, how the actions of the people in these offices impact your everyday life, and why Muslims should care about voting for the candidates for these offices-Part 1.” Khodr Zaarour,  MAPAC Political Director, will lead the presentation.

This will be the first part of a two part presentation. Part 1 will focus on the interrelationships between the Federal. State and Local Governments and on the upcoming elections for offices in the executive and legislative branches of State government. Part 2, to be held on September 2nd at the same hour and location, will focus on local government (County, Municipal, etc.) elections, and on elections for officials in the Judicial Branch of the Government.

Voter Registration Training Workshop/Seminar

Date: June 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Islamic Association of Raleigh Center, 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh, NC, Women’s Prayer Hall (2nd floor)

A workshop on how to register voters will be held Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the main IAR facility on Awater Street in Raleigh, NC from 2-4 pm. Virtually all of the Triangle Masajid have agreed to allow volunteers to assist people in registering to vote before and after Jumua Prayer and at other selected times. Those who can volunteer time to assit in the voter registration process at any Masjid anytime between now and the November election are urged to attend. Preregistration at the link provided is encouraged, but not required.

Understanding Islamophobia in Politics, The Threat It Poses to the American Muslim Community, and What You Can Do About It.

Date: May 27, 2016
Time: 8:40 pm - 9:40 pm
Location: IAR Masjid, 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

The Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) will present a brief review of the historical roots of Islamophobia, explain how it has taken on an unprecedented level of virulence and describe what the Islamic Community needs to do to control the threat Islamophobia poses. While the present political climate is threatening to Muslims, it also provides opportunities for the Muslim community if it organizes and exterts itself to take advantage of them.

Islam and Our Muslim Neighbors

Date: March 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 11401 Leesvile Road, Raleigh, NC

This is a program sponsored by the St. Francis of Assisi Church, a large Roman Catholic Church in Raleigh, aimed at fostering understanding between the Christian and Muslim communities in the Triangle. While not a MAPAC event, this is a significant effort on the part of area Roman Catholics to reach out to the Muslim community, and MAPAC urges the Muslim community to respond. The third part of the program which will be held on October 26, will feature leaders from the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions discussing “mercy” as it is understood in each faith. Additional information can be found at:

Interfaith Program

Meet and Greet Dr. Naveed Aziz

Date: February 6, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Baba Ghannouj Restaurant, 5400 Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703. RSVP to Dr Khalid Aziz (phone 910 494 5705, e-mail naveedkhalidaziz@gmail.

The Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) wishes to invite all of those interested to a meet and greet with Dr. Naveed Aziz, MD, who is running for North Carolina State Senate. Dr. Aziz would be only the second Muslim elected to the NC Legislature, and the first Muslim woman to serve in the legislature, if successful in her candidacy.

Dr. Aziz is originally from Pakistan and immigrated to the United States more than twenty years ago. A mother, wife, physician, small business owner, and active member of her community, Dr. Aziz has extensive public service experience including serving on the Boards of Fayetteville Urban Ministries and Second Harvest Food Bank, Chairing of the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce and serving on the Spring Lake’s Economic Development Committee. Dr. Aziz, in addition to being a physician, has a dual Masters in Business Administration and Health Administration. Dr. Aziz runs a Free Clinic and a Free Food Program in Spring Lake, North Carolina in addition to managing her medical practice. Additional information can be found at http://naveedfornc.com.

MAPAC City of Durham Municipal Elections Town Hall Meeting

Date: September 26, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman Mosque - Parkwood Facility, 5122 Revere Road, Durham, NC

The City of Durham will hold elections for Mayor and three at large City Council Seats this fall. On September 26, 2015 from 2-5 pm, MAPAC, in Association with the Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman Mosque, will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for the candidates for these offices. The meeting will be held at the Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman Mosque – Parkwood Facility located at 5122 Revere Road in Durham. All Muslim residents of Durham are urged to come. Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with the Muslim community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from the audience. 

MAPAC Annual Membership Meeting

Date: September 12, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Laurel Hills Recreation Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

MAPAC will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Laurel Hills Recreation Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612. Light snacks and drinks will be served. The Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) invites all interested Muslims to attend this Meeting. Annual membership dues will be waived for all those who attend. This is an opportunity for the Triangle Islamic Community to articulate the concerns it wishes MAPAC to address, and to volunteer for work to further their own interests. MAPAC Board of Trustees will also be elected at the meeting.

MAPAC City of Raleigh Municipal Elections Town Hall Meeting

Date: August 26, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: The As-Salaam Mosque, 1214 East Lenoir Street in Raleigh, NC

The City of Raleigh will hold elections for Mayor and all City Council Seats this fall. On August 22, 2015 from 2-4 pm, MAPAC, in Association with the As-Salaam Mosque, will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for the candidates for these offices. All Muslim residents of Raleigh are urged to attend. Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with the Muslim community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from the audience. There are a total of 18 candidates in this election, at least 15 of whom will either attend or send a representative to this meeting with the Raleigh Muslim Community.

MAPAC City of Raleigh Municipal Elections Town Hall Meeting

Date: August 22, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: The As-Salaam Mosque, 1214 East Lenoir Street in Raleigh, NC

The City of Raleigh will hold elections for Mayor and all City Council Seats this fall. On August 22, 2015 from 2-4 pm, MAPAC, in Association with the As-Salaam Mosque, will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for the candidates for these offices. All Muslim residents of Raleigh are urged to attend. Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with the Muslim community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from the audience. There are a total of 18 candidates in this election, at least 15 of whom will either attend or send a representative to this meeting with the Raleigh Muslim Community.

MAPAC Annual Membership Meeting

Date: August 12, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Laurel Hills Recreation Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

MAPAC will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Laurel Hills Recreation Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612. Light snacks and drinks will be served. The Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) invites all interested Muslims to attend this Meeting. Annual membership dues will be waived for all those who attend. This is an opportunity for the Triangle Islamic Community to articulate the concerns it wishes MAPAC to address, and to volunteer for work to further their own interests. MAPAC Board of Trustees will also be elected at the meeting.

Town Hall Meeting – State and Local Office Candidates on Durham County Ballots

Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman Mosque - Parkwood Facility, 5122 Revere Road, Durham, NC

A Town Hall Meeting will be held to hear from candidates for Statewide State Offices and Local Offices that will appear on the ballots in all of Durham County. Candidates will be asked to make formal statements and then to answer questions from the Muslim community. All City of Durham and Durham County Muslims are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The event will be held at the Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman Mosque – Parkwood Facility, 5122 Revere Road, in Durham, NC . Refreshments will be served.

Town Hall Meeting – State and Local Office Candidates on Wake County Ballots

Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: As-Salaam Mosque (Vital Link School), 1214 E Lenoir Street, Raleigh, NC

A Town Hall Meeting will be held to hear from candidates for Statewide State Offices and Local Offices that will appear on the ballots in Wake County. Candidates will be asked to make formal statements and then to answer questions from the Muslim community. All Wake County Muslims are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The event will be held at the As-Salaam Mosque (Vital Link School), located at 1214 E Lenoir Street in Raleigh, NC . Refreshments will be served.

MAPAC Town Hall Meeting – Federal Office Candidates on Durham and Wake County Ballots

Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Apex Mosque, 733 Center Street, Apex, NC

Candidates for the US Senate Seat, and Candidates for the US House of Representatives who will appear on ballots in Wake and Durham Counties have been invited to speak and answer questions from the Muslim Community at this meeting. The meeting will be held at the Apex Mosque located at 733 Center Street in Apex, North Carolina. Refreshments will be served. All Triangle Area Muslims are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

MAPAC Annual Iftar

Date: July 2, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: @ Apex Masjid

The Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) is pleased to announce that it will sponsor an Iftar at the Apex Mosque on July 2, 2014 at 8 PM.
MAPAC, working with Muslim owned area businesses, is providing the food and a brief program for this free halal dinner. Muslims throughout the Triangle area are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

A Voter Engagement Training

Date: June 14, 2014
Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: @ Apex Masjid, NC (733 Center St, Apex, NC 27502)

Democracy North Carolina and Muslims for Social Justice present
A Voter Engagement Training

Facilitator: Omisade Burney-Scott, Training Director, Democracy NC

Topics include:
The Historical Context for Voting in the U.S. and North Carolina,
The New North Carolina Voter Law (H-589), &
How to Get Involved

RSVP with Manzoor Cheema
DemocracyNC and Muslims for Social Justice are non-partisan organizations working for grassroots empowerment for a progressive change.

Mapac strength through unity meeting

Date: January 26, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Powell Drive Park & Neighborhood Center 740 Powell Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

The Muslim American Public Affairs Council invites all interested Muslims to its Strength Through Unity Meeting.

Annual membership dues will be waived for all those who attend and a light lunch will be served. This is an opportunity for the Triangle Islamic Community to articulate the concerns it wishes MAPAC to address, and to volunteer for work to further their own interests.

The MAPAC Board of Trustees will also be elected at the meeting. Voter registration cards will be available.

MAPAC 11th Annual Dinner

Date: April 26, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The State Club 2450 Alumni Drive, Ste 114 Raleigh, NC 27606

Dr. Essam Sharaf

Arab Spring: its path, its effects and how the West should react

Dr. Essam Sharaf led a group of academics from Cairo University on February 4, 2011 demonstrating in Tahrir square and called for Mubarak’s resignation. Sharaf’s name was then suggested for the premiership by the crowds in Tahrir square. Sharaf was subsequently appointed as the Prime Minister on March 3rd 2011, becoming the first post-revolution Prime Minister of Egypt. He is now directing the development of the Suez Canal/Sinai region.

Based on his first-hand personal experience, Dr. Sharaf will take us through his journey starting from Tahrir square through his premiership experience. He will address the challenges Egypt had to face and the opportunities that were opened. The effects of the Arab Spring on the Muslim World and the West will be emphasized. Dr. Sharaf will also outline the development of the Suez Canal region for its importance to Egypt and the rest of the World.

MAPAC Meet the Candidates 2012

Date: October 13, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Islamic Center of Raleigh (Multipurpose Hall) - 808 Atwater St. Raleigh, NC 27607

You are invited to meet and greet the candidates for elected office at this Public Education Forum for the 2012 Elections. Candidates and/or candidate representatives running in the November 2012 election for the U.S. Congress, Statewide Offices, and Wake County Offices will come to speak and to hear from the Islamic community. You will get a chance to learn what the candidates have to say on national and local issues and to hear how they
answer your questions.

There will be a formal period for candidate statements, refreshments during an informal break allowing Triangle area Muslims the opportunity for one on one time with candidates, and a formal question and answer session. This is a special opportunity for you to hear and to be heard.

No children under 10, please.

Jumah Prayer at the Democratic National Convention

Date: August 31, 2012
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Marshall Park ------ 800 East 3rd Street Charlotte, NC 28204

The Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) will join other Muslim organizations in hosting a “Jumah Prayer at the Democratic National Convention” in Charlotte on August 31, 2012. Jumah Prayer will be followed by a number of other programs and events relative to the American Muslim political involvement, which include a Banquet with special invited guest, an Islamic Issues Conference, an Islamic Cultural Festival and Halal Entertainment for all ages (August 31 to Sept. 2). The highlight of the event is to rally large numbers of Muslims to participate in this event and to make the general public aware especially political candidates that the Muslim community is vibrant, active and is engaged in the political process and our voice and vote does count. Although this activity demonstrate political activism, it will not be an endorsement of any political candidate or party; there will be a MAPAC town hall meeting/candidates forum on October 20, 2012 designed especially for endorsement.
MAPAC urges our Muslim community to attend this historic event in Charlotte. Car pooling will be available, contact your MAPAC rep. for additional information.

For more information please visit
http://muslimbureau.com/jumahatdnc/
Burhan Ghanayem
919.618.2865
Khodr Zaarour
919.244.8824

MAPAC 10th Annual Dinner

Date: March 10, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh 27606

This year we will have Author John Perkins presenting his talk, “Corruption in the Muslim World: Confessions of an Economic Hitman”, and Lawyer Daniel Boyce with his talk, “You and the Law: Your Rights and Responsibilities”.

Online ticket sales are now closed. Please contact Dr. Burhan at 919.618.2865 for tickets.

More info about John Perkins:

Former Chief Economist for a major international consulting firm, advisor to the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Perkins’ books on economics and geopolitics have sold more than 1 million copies.

http://www.johnperkins.org/

More info about Daniel Boyce: 

Daniel Boyce is a civil and criminal trial attorney. He has worked as a Federal Prosecutor (Assistant U.S. Attorney for Easter District of North Carolina) and was the Republican candidate for North Carolina State Attorney General in 2000.

http://www.nexsenpruet.com/attorneys-324.html

Babysitting will be provided at the MAPAC office. No children under 10 allowed in the Event Hall

MAPAC Town Hall

Date: September 25, 2011
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Herbert Young Community Center, Cary

You are invited to attend this Public Forum on 2011 Elections in NC to meet and greet the candidates running for the Board of Education and Town Council positions in counties like Wake, Durham, and Orange etc. Hear them speak on Local Issues and answer your questions. 

 

Please Register online to let us know if you will be participating in this important event.      

 

When:       Sunday, September 25, 2011

                 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Where:      Room A

                 Herbert Young Community Center

                 101 Wilkinson Ave

                 Cary  NC 27513

General Body Meeting

Date: May 7, 2011
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: MAPAC Office
Elections will be held for the Board of Trustees and Executive Board at this meeting.  Come out to show your support and get involved in MAPAC!  If you would like to serve on the BOT please contact Aisha Shoman [aishashoman@gmail.com].

5104 Western Blvd # C1
Raleigh, NC

MAPAC 9th Annual Dinner

Date: March 19, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh 27606

This year we will have Congressman / Ambassador Mark Siljander and Dr. Abderrahim Foukara of Al-Jazeera as keynote speakers.  Tickets are on sale online and can be purchased by Registering Here

More info about Mark Siljander:

http://www.marksiljander.com/bio.php

More info about Dr. Abderrahim Foukara: 

http://www.speakers.com/Abderrahim-Foukara-speaker-biography

Babysitting will be provided at the MAPAC office. No children under 10 allowed in the Event Hall

George Galloway Speaks in Raleigh

Start date: December 14, 2010
End date: March 22, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: NCSU McKimmon Center

George Galloway is a British politician, author, broadcaster and former Member of Parliament. He is the founder of the Respect Party and is a peace advocate. He is most known for his outspoken views on Palestinian rights. Mr. Galloway is an avid supporter of Muslim Legal Fund for America (MLFA) and is coming to speak about important issues affecting you. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to a world-renowned activist speak about his experiences on the front lines of the fight for peace, liberty and equal justice for all.

MAPAC is please to endorse and organize this FREE event in conjunction with MFLA.

Dinner will be served. Please Register Online by visiting http://www.mlfa.org/rsvp

Location:

McKimmon Conference Center
North Carolina State University
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

Date & Time: 630PM on Tuesday December 14, 2010

MAPAC Town Hall

Date: October 3, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Bond Park Senior Center, 120 Maury O'Dell Place, Cary

This is an excellent opportunity for members of MAPAC and the Muslim community at large to meet local politiciansprior to the election, ask them questions, and help MAPAC decide which politicians to endorse in the upcoming mid-term elections on November 3rd., 2010

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