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MLK Day Nashville: Convocation featuring Ilyasah Shabazz
This year’s keynote speaker is Ilyasah Shabazz.
Ilyasah is an award-winning author, speaker and educator. She has spoken to audiences around the world spreading the legacy of her father Malcolm X and her mother, Dr. Betty Shabazz.
Professor Ilyasah Shabazz promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she 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.
She 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.