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June 7, 2021

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The daughter of Malcolm X will kick off Johnson County Community College’s (JCCC) Juneteenth celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, June 14, with a virtual conversation. Ilyasah Shabazz, professor, City University of New York, will speak to faculty, staff, students and the community. The discussion will be moderated by JCCC’s Black Student Union. All are encouraged to attend.

Shabazz is an award-winning author, educator and producer. She has authored five historical novels and has served as project adviser for the PBS award-winning documentary “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.

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