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MPAC Convention 2019: This Is Our America

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Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

300 East Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90802

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America is in the throes of an identity crisis that is increasingly underscoring the "us vs. them" conflict. Our national conversation is a reflection of the civil war of words and ideas we face. Join us in examining the roots of the issues dividing our nation and how we can move toward progress.


REP. RASHIDA TLAIB -- The first Muslim-Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress and a member of the #Squad, Rep. Tlaib is one of the strongest new voices in Congress for the working class.

DR. YUSEF SALAAM -- In 1989, Dr. Salaam was one of five teenage boys from Harlem falsely accused of raping a woman in Central Park. Learn how he transformed crippling circumstances to become a motivational speaker and advocate for criminal justice reform.

JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and immigration advocate, Mr. Vargas is a leading voice for immigration reform. He is the founder of Define American, a media and culture non-profit that's been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.


Learn program details here.

Registration: 1 pm

Panels: 2 - 5 pm

Banquet: 5 - 9 pm

For student tickets, please contact convention@mpac.org.


How can I contact MPAC if I have any questions?

You may email convention@mpac.org or call our office at 323-258-6722.

What is the dress code?

Business casual to formal attire, please.

Can I reserve a ticket or a table and later or pay the day of?

No seats can be reserved at all. If you are putting together a table, one attendee should to purchase the table on behalf of all guests and list each guest & their email when indicated. We cannot guarantee a seat to anyone unless payment has been made online or over the phone.

Can I send a check for my ticket?

No. We will not accept any checks through the mail or at the door for any tickets, we have now moved over to only online ticketing for all events. We can, however, take credit card payments over the phone for anyone, please call Samira at 323-258-6722.

Can I buy a ticket at the door?

No, tickets will not be sold at the door. If you are planning on attending, purchase your tickets as soon as possible, we have very limited capacity this year.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please email the name of the person to convention@mpac.org or call 323-258-6722.

Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Yes. You can request a refund until November 1. You will be charged processing fees.

Is there assigned seating?

Yes. For accommodation of any seating or special requests, please email convention@mpac.org or call 323-258-6722 before November 1.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. It will expedite your check-in.

Will there be childcare?

Yes. Childcare will be $30, you can purchase it ahead of time or pay with credit card the day of.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, children under the age of 11 will not be permitted inside the banquet hall. Childcare will be provided for them and can be purchased online or can be bought at the event.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking information will be emailed before the event, please make sure to include your email and your guests' emails when you register.

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