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Malcolm X Justice and Peace Lecture Series

Malcolm X lecture series flyer thumbnailThe fourth annual Malcolm X Justice and Peace Lecture Series will take place at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) on April 20, 2016. The lecture series exists to promote the intellectual traditions of African-American, African and Islamic authors and activists as they relate to contemporary issues of justice and peace. Past keynote speakers have included Prof. Farid Esack and Sohail Daulatzai.

This year, we are honored to have Imam Siraj Wahhaj as our keynote speaker. Siraj Wahhaj is the Imam at Masjid At Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York, and a well-known speaker, activist and community organizer.

Events throughout the day include film showings, panel discussions, a luncheon with Imam Siraj Wahhaj, an interactive Jihad event and an evening public lecture and dinner with Imam Siraj Wahhaj. Please check the event flier for times and locations.

All events are free and open to the public. Cash donations and non-perishable food items will be collected at all events for the Students Against Hunger and Homelessness food shelf.

The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, Philosophy Club, PRIDE, Office of Diversity, Student Life, MCTC Foundation, Philosophy Department and the African American Education Empowerment Program.

Schedule of Events:
Film Showing: Black Lives Matter Documentary
Helland Center, H.1002 - 9:30-10:30 a.m.

"The Intersection of Racism and Islamophobia"
Helland Center, H.1002 - 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Panelists include Jaylani Hussein (CAIR-MN), Maya Sheikh-Salah, Shannon Gibney, Ashley Oliver, Nadia Mohamed and Charles Watson

A Discussion with Imam Siraj Wahhaj
Helland Center, H.1002 - 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Interview by Jay Williams and lunch provided by Gandhi Mahal

Our Jihad (struggle) Against Racism and Islamophobia: An Interactive Event
Helland Center, H.1002 - 3-4 p.m.

Public Lecture by Imam Siraj Wahhaj  
Technical Building, T-Plaza - 6-8:30 p.m.
Dinner provided by Marina's Cafe and Deli

For more information, please contact matthew.palombo@minneapolis.edu