Malcolm X Day: The Black Family

Virtual Event

Speaker Ilyasah Shabazz is an award-winning author, educator and producer. She has authored five historical novels and has served as project advisor for the PBS award-winning documentary film, Prince Among Slaves. She is Co-Chairperson of the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. In her work to preserve the legacy of her parents, she has dedicated herself to institution building and inter-generational leadership development with the tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ms. Shabazz is a member of the Soar Higher Cabinet Committee for New Paltz College; a member of the Advisory Council for the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition; a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and she serves as a Trustee for the Harlem Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Shabazz holds a Master of Science in Education & Human Resource Development from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from New Paltz College. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, where she teaches Perspectives on Justice in the Africana World. Grounded in the commitments of her parents, Ms. Shabazz emphasizes empowerment and inclusion in her teaching and scholarship.

This event is sponsored by the MU Department of Black Studies, MU Black History Month Planning Committee, MU Department of Economics, MU Department of Women's and Gender Studies, MU Department of History, and MU School of Education

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Organizer: Stephen Graves