Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz To Deliver MLK Commemorative Lecture at Framingham State University on January 25th

Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz To Deliver MLK Commemorative Lecture at Framingham State University on January 25th

Jan 8, 2024

The community is invited to attend Framingham State University’s MLK Commemoration Lecture this month featuring Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Civil Rights Icon Malcolm X.

The lecture, titled "Is the Dream Still Alive? Is Education Fulfilling Its Purpose?" is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th, in the Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center. Registration is required and available at: tinyurl.com/3bcays7m

Dr. Shabazz is an Award-winning Author, Educator and Producer. She is Chairperson of the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center Board of Trustees. In her work to preserve the legacy of her parents, she has dedicated herself to institution-building and intergenerational leadership development with the tenants of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

"We are thrilled and honored to host Dr. Shabazz for our annual MLK commemorative lecture," says Dr. Jeffrey Coleman, Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at FSU. "Her work to preserve and build upon the legacy of her parents is inspiring and I know the community will be excited to hear what she has to say."

Dr. Shabazz holds a Master of Science in Education & Human Resource Development from Fordham University; a Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY @ New Paltz, and is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In recognition of her outstanding achievements in Public Service, Education, and The Arts—Worcester State University conferred Ms. Shabazz with a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. As the inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fellow, Shabazz teaches the course, "We The People." Grounded in the commitments of her parents, Dr. Shabazz emphasizes empowerment and inclusion in her teaching and scholarship.

Sponsored by The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, in collaboration with Black Student Union, Center for Inclusive Excellence, Center for Student Experience & Career Development, College of Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education & Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics, Henry E. Whittemore Library, and Student Government Association.

For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at dice@framingham.edu.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.