Growing Up X: A Conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz
- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU, NYU Muslim Students Association
- Venue: NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10003 United States
Presented by the NYU Black Student Union and NYU Muslim Students Association.
Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, NYU College of Arts and Science, NYU Global Center for Spiritual Life, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center Near Eastern Studies, The New York Community Trust, and NYU Student Affairs.
A conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz about the current issues facing both Black and Muslim communities. Shabazz will speak about how the legacy of her parents, Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, have influenced her work as a social justice advocate and community organizer.
Doors open at 6:30PM. A meet and greet and book signing will follow the program.
Ilyasah Shabazz is an inspirational role model and advocate for women and girl empowerment. Her lifework is devoted to helping others find inner strength and purpose. While she is frequently asked to speak about the legacy of Malcolm X, she shares that it is her mother Dr. Betty Shabazz’s wisdom, courage, and compassion that guide her. Shabazz is an educator, activist, motivational speaker, and author of three award-winning publications: Growing Up X (Random House 2002) a coming of age memoir; Malcolm Little (Simon & Schuster 2014) a children’s illustration book, and X, A Novel (Candlewick Press 2015) a young adult historical fiction, which recently won the 2016 NAACP Image Award, We Need Diverse Books’ Walter Dean Myers – Library of Congress Inaugural Award, and the American Library Association’s Coretta Scott King Book Award.