Medgar Evers College Announces The Shabazz Conversations: A Social Justice Series in Celebration of Women’s History Month

On Friday, March 24, 2006 Medgar Evers College, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The International Cross-Cultural Black Women’s Studies Institute will celebrate Women’s History Month with The Shabazz Conversations: A Social Justice Series. This event will be held at 7:00pm in the Schomburg Center located on 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York (Entrance at 135th Street).

Co-hosted by Dr. Andrée-Nicola McLaughlin, The Dr. Betty Shabazz Distinguished Chair in Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, CUNY and Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz and the author of the book “Growing Up X,” this forum and reception pays tribute to the legacies of Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and Dr. Betty Shabazz. Special guests include poet Jayne Cortez, Transit Workers Union leader Roger Toussaint, and Dillard University scholar Jerry W. Ward, Jr.

Performances will feature The Imani Singers of Medgar Evers College, The Imani Dance & Drum Ensemble, The Medgar Evers College Drama Club, The Steppers, and a performance of J.e. Franklin’s A Hip Hop Aesop.

For more information, visit www.schomburg.org or call (212) 491-2229 or (718) 270-5051.