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15th Annual Malcolm X Celebration--Day 2 @ SFSU

Thursday, May 07, 2009
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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1600 Holloway Ave San Francisco Ca, 94132 San Francisco State University

15th Annual Malcolm X Celebration
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
Fighting for Justice, Dignity, and Liberation.

May 7th, day two of celebration
Emphasizing the National and International Perspectives in advancing the legacy of Malcolm X.
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Jack Adams Hall Panel 1: Durban Review
This panel will be a discussion on the conference of racism that was held in Durban. Listen to participants follow up on what was discussed during this gathering and present updates on issues regarding contemporary racism.
Featuring: Sarah Kershnar, Monadel Herzallah, Kali Akuno, Mariana Viturro
Moderator: Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities Diasporas Initiative, SF State

Malcolm X Plaza 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. A variety of speakers including students will share their words regarding the significance of Malcolm X.
Speakers: * MC’s: BSU (Black Student Union)
* Mama Ayanna, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
* Imam Abdul Malik
* Backery, Uhuru Movement

2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Jack Adams Hall
Malcolm X in the Age of Obama: Black Liberation Now More Than Ever.
Panel Featuring: Sam Anderson, Mama Ayanna, and Backery This panel will share information regarding the preservation of Malcolm X in New York, international perspectives in the struggle for liberation, and the movement to fight oppression.

7:00p.m. - 9:45p.m., Jack Adams Hall
The “Truth” Talent Show
“Truth is on the side of the oppressed” – Malcolm X

Dropping knowledge and truth in the evening with some of SFSU’s finest poets, musicians, dancers, and artists. Support efforts of BSU to send clothing to the United African Alliance Community Center in Tanzania and show solidarity by supporting local arts and entertainment.

*Sam Anderson was one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party as well as an activist within the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Arts Movement of the ‘60s. He became one of the first Black Studies directors in 1969 at Sarah Lawrence College’s Black Studies program. He has been an activist since the 1960’s within various organizations and struggles having participated in the foundation of the: Black Student Congress, African Heritage Studies Association, African Liberation Press, New York Action Committee, Black Liberation Press, and New York Algebra Project. Currently, he is active with Black New Yorkers for Education Excellence, the Independent Commission on Public Education in NYC, the State of Black Education Retreat, the National Reparations Congress, and is founding Board of Trustees member of the Malcolm X Museum.

*The United African Alliance Community Center was established in 1970 by Mama Charlotte, Pete O’Neal, and Black Panthers from Kansas. The center provides a positive environment for children whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS and is also a center that empowers the community and is located on the slopes of Mt. Meru in Arusha, Tanzania.

*This event is a collaboration between the Student Center Governing Board's Community Relations, Black Student Union, and AMED, with the support of the MSA and C.O.R.E. chapter at SF State
Added to the calendar on Tue, May 5, 2009 7:33PM
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