Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Ilyasah Shabazz

Sunday, June 29, 2014 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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Community organizer, activist, motivational speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed “Growing Up X,” Ilyasah Shabazz is sure to move you as she talks about what inspires and motivates her when she appears as an Auditorium Speaker.

Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, is the founder of Malcolm X Enterprises and is a Trustee for The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. She is co-editor with Herb Boyd of “The Diary of Malcolm X” (forthcoming 2015), worked with illustrator AG Ford on “Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X” (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and with Kekla Magoon on “X” (forthcoming, 2014). Shabazz promotes higher education, interfaith dialogue, and building bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, produces a youth empowerment program called The WAKE-UP Tour™, and participates on international humanitarian delegations.

Maya Angelou said of “Growing Up X,” "Only Ilyasah Shabazz could have told this story and however painful the memories, I congratulate her on the courage to remember, the courage to see, and the courage to say what she saw." Hear directly from Shabazz about the sources of this courage and other inspiration when you attend this session.

Sponsored by Simon & Schuster.

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Last Updated: 
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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