On Sept. 27 and 28, the Gainesville community will have a chance to hear Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, as she is in town for multiple speaking engagements. She is a woman who has embraced her roots and heritage, and has become a very successful and prominent person herself, leading a life dedicated to empowering young people by capitalizing on the arts and entertainment to encourage the understanding of history, culture and self-expression.
On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 27, she will be speaking at the Downtown Public Library at 2:30 p.m. The following day, Monday the 28th, she will be speaking at the Ocora, which is the lobby area in Pugh Hall on the University of Florida campus. That talk will be at 3 p.m.