2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event with Speaker Ilyasah Shabazz
Venue: Bondurant Auditorium (Preston Hall), Radford
Organizations: Ilyasah Shabazz, Radford University Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Radford University presents 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event with Speaker Ilyasah Shabazz on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Bondurant Auditorium located within Preston Hall.

Join Radford University for a talk to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring keynote speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X. Her keynote is titled "Perspectives on Racial Justice Past and Present".

Ilyasah Shabazz is an author, producer, and motivational speaker as she lectures to capacity audiences across the United States and the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz. Her coming-of-age Random House publication, "Growing Up X", won critical acclaim, including an NAACP Image Award nomination, BET best book list, and United Press International book of the week.

Ilyasah produced training programs to encourage higher education for at-risk youth sanctioned by the City University of New York's Office of Academic Affairs. She served 12 years on the Youth Board for the City of Mount Vernon’s Mayor Ernest D. Davis; including appointments as Director of Public Relations, Director of Public Affairs & Special Events, and later promoted to Director of Cultural Affairs.

Ilyasah served as a member of the U.S. delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate election of President Nelson Mandela, and is a mentor for the We Are Family foundation—dedicated to inspire, educate and promote a global family through building bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world. She mentors at various group homes, lock-up facilities, high schools and college campuses through production of The WAKE-UP Tour™: ‘X’-Tra Credit Forums—her exclusive youth empowerment program.

Ilyasah retraced her father’s footsteps to the Holy City of Mecca and is included in the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World. She explored religious and historical sites in both Egypt and Jordan as the guest of Her Royal Highness Princess Alia Al Hussein. Ilyasah has participated in interfaith dialogue study programs under Rabbi Nancy Kreimer and Dr. Aziza Al Hibri.

Ilyasah served as a member of the American Interfaith Leadership delegation that participated with the Malaria No More Foundation to provide 2-million bed nets, ultimately saving the lives of 95% of at-risk children in Mali, West Africa. Ilyasah is trustee of the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center and the Malcolm X Foundation.

Ilyasah served approximately 12 years in the entertainment industry. She is executive producer of a 2010 television pilot, The ‘X’ Factor, a compilation of in-studio and on-location interviews of young leaders in education, entertainment, sports and politics—as well as ordinary citizens making a difference in their communities. Ilyasah is a project advisor for the PBS award-winning Prince Among Slaves documentary.



Following the talk Ilyasah Shabazz will hold a book signing and meet & greet. Her latest book "Betty Before X" will be available for purchase.

Admission is free.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/Hf1m7Yy.jpg.

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/385694485187902/ or https://www.facebook.com/RU.CDI or http://www.radford.edu/content/diversity/home.html/.
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