Daughter of Malcolm X On CampusPublished: February 17, 2014
The 2014 Black History Month Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the Department of Africana Studies at CSULB, will feature the daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz in “A Conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz: History and a Daughter’s Memory of Malcolm X,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the university’s Karl Anatol Center.
A community organizer, activist, motivational speaker, Shabazz is the author of the critically acclaimed Growing Up X (Random House, 2002). She also is a co-editor with Herb Boyd on The Diary of Malcolm X (Third Word Press, 2013), worked with illustrator AG Ford on The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and with Kekla Magoon, X (Candlewick, 2014).
Shabazz promotes higher education, interfaith dialogue, and building bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world. She also produces The WAKE-UP Tour™, an exclusive youth empowerment program, and participates on international humanitarian delegations.
The founder of Malcolm X Enterprises and a trustee for The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, Shabazz serves on the board of the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, is a member of the Arts Committee for the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, and a project advisor for the PBS award-winning documentary, “Prince Among Slaves.”
Co-sponsored by CSULB’s Africana Studies Students Association, the CSULB Black Faculty and Staff and University Outreach and School Relations, the lecture is free and open to the public.
For additional information on the lecture, call the CSULB Department of Africana Studies at 562/985-4624.