MLK Legacy Dinner with guest speaker, Ilyasah Shabazz Daughter of Malcolm X, Professor & Author
Join us on Thursday, February 16th as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Keynote speech and Q & A session by IIyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, Professor & Author, followed by dinner at 5:45 pm (Doors Open at 5:15 pm) in Bello Grand Hall.
Ilyasah Shabazz is an award-winning author, educator, and producer. She has authored five historical novels and has served as a project advisor for the PBS award-winning film, Prince Among Slaves documentary. 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 intergenerational leadership development with the tenants of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ms. Shabazz has furthered her community impact with the City University of New York’s Office of Academic Affairs, where she created a curriculum to encourage higher education for underserved, inner-city high school dropouts. She has worked with the Office of the Mayor in Mount Vernon, as Director of Public Affairs & Special Events. She founded and produced a young adult development program. The purpose of the program was to provide insight on social justice—encouraging personal empowerment. As president and founder of Ilyasah ShabazzEnterprises, she produces a variety of forums dedicated to power, possibility, and sovereignty.
Grounded in the commitments of her parents, Ms.Shabazz emphasizes empowerment and inclusion in her teaching and scholarship.
Thursday, February 16 at 5:15pm to 8:30pm