Ep 139: Lessons on Living Justly From Malcolm X

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Ilyasah Shabazz, author of The Awakening of Malcolm X, joins us for a talk on race, history, and the power of learning. Teaching our teens to live justly starts with a strong family foundation.

This episode will be released to the public on 05-23-2021.

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About Ilyasah Shabazz

Ilyasah Shabazz is the author/co-author of five books: Growing Up X, The Awakening of Malcolm X, Betty Before X, X, and the children’s book Malcolm Little. She works to promote higher education for at-risk youth; interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world; and participates in international humanitarian delegations. She served as a member of the U.S. Delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate the election of President Nelson Mandela and the Education & Economic Development initiatives.

As a member of the U.S. Interfaith Leadership Delegation to Mali, West Africa with Malaria No More, Shabazz received a personal letter of acknowledgement for preserving her “father’s proud legacy by working to secure equality in our time and for generations to come,” from President Barack Obama.

Ilyasah is an inspirational role model and advocate for “youth” and “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.

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