• Keynote: Rev. Dr. William Barber

    Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church and Architect of the Moral Monday​s Movement

    Entertainment: Mo Amer

    One man, many experiences: Comedian, Refugee, Muslim, all-American.

  • Tackling Pressing Issues

    We will pursue common ground through our shared values. We will challenge the notion that there is no “middle ground” for opposing views and we will seek opportunities for bridging the divide that separates us.

    Security & Civil Rights

    America has always struggled in prioritizing the security of the nation over the civil rights of its citizens. Are the two mutually exclusive and does compromising one damage the effectiveness of the other?


    • Mike Downing, LAPD Deputy Chief (retired)
    • Jody Armour, USC Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law
    • Seema Ahmad, MPAC Board Chair

    Rethinking Religious Freedom

    The fear of religious minorities at home and abroad has resulted in the use of religion as a tool for discrimination. Recently, the DOJ issued guidance that permits discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs. Was the Bill of Rights written to protect religious minorities or to project the beliefs of the religious majority onto the population?


    • Asifa Quraishi-Landes, University of Wisconsin Professor of Law
    • Nathan Walker, 1791 Delegates Executive Director
    • Omar Noureldin, MPAC Vice President

    Race & Nationalism

    What does it really mean to be a patriotic American? We’ll explore the rich and complex range of characteristics that answer this question.


    • Connie Rice, Advancement Project Founder
    • Sammy Rangel, Life After Hate Executive Director
    • Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC President
  • Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles

    404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071