33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration features Keynote Speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, Professor, Author, and Daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, NJCU alum.

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Ilyasah Shabazz is an award-winning author, educator and producer. She has authored five historical novels and has served as project advisor for the PBS award-winning documentary film, Prince Among Slaves. She is Co-Chairperson of the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. In her work to preserve the legacy of her parents, she has dedicated herself to institution building and intergenerational leadership development with the tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ms. Shabazz is a member of the Soar Higher Cabinet Committee for New Paltz College; a member of the Advisory Council for the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition; a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and she serves as a Trustee for the Harlem Symphony Orchestra.

You may follow the link below to submit a question for Ms. Shabazz to answer during her interview with Dr. Natoschia Scruggs, director of the Hagan Center. While we cannot guarantee that your question will be read live, we will do our best to acknowledge the questions we receive from you.

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