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Ilyasah Shabazz, Human Rights Speaker

Ilyasah Shabazz

    • Human Rights Activist
    • Adjunct Professor at John Jay College for Criminal Justice
    • Daughter of Malcolm X
Fee Range

$10,000 - $15,000

Travels From

New York

Ilyasah Shabazz: 2014 National Book Festival

Ilyasah Shabazz: 2014 National Book Festival

“When you educate a girl, you raise a nation,” says ILYASAH SHABAZZ. She 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.

Books

Ilyasah 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.

Humanitarian

Ilyasah promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates on international humanitarian delegations. Ilyasah produced training programs to encourage higher education for the City University of New York’s Office of Academic Affairs. She also served twelve years in the City of Mount Vernon where she was raised on the Executive Youth Board, including appointments as Director of Public Relations, Director of Public Affairs & Special Events, and Director of Cultural Affairs. She mentored for Nile Rogers’ We Are Family Foundation, also at various group homes, lock-up facilities, high schools and college campuses through her exclusive production of The Wake-UP Tour™.

Interfaith Leadership

Ilyasah retraced her father’s footsteps to the Holy City of Mecca, explored religious and historical sites in Egypt and Jordan as the guest of Princess Alia Hussein, participated in interfaith dialogue study programs under Rabbi Nancy Kreimer and Dr. Aziza Al Hibri, and served as member of the American Interfaith Leadership delegation that participated with Malaria No More Foundation in Mali, West Africa. Ilyasah also served as a member of the United States delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate election of President Nelson Mandela and the economic business development initiative.

The Arts

Ilyasah serves as a Trustee for the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and The Malcolm X Foundation. She is a member of the Arts Committee for the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center and a project advisor for PBS award-winning Prince Among Slaves documentary.

Education

She holds a Master of Science in Education & Human Resource Development from Fordham University; a Bachelors of Science in Biology from SUNY/New Paltz; and is currently an adjunct professor at John Jay College for Criminal Justice in New York City.

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Self-Empowerment

Diversity

Education for Inner-City Children

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