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The Malcolm X Museum Annual Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Friday, February 21, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

The Malcolm X Museum Annual Commemoration of the...

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Malcolm X Museum Feb 2014

For more information, please contact the Malcolm X Museum at (212) 340 - 9502.






Johanna Fernández is a native New Yorker. She received a PhD in History from Columbia University and a BA in Literature and American Civilization from Brown University. Professor Fernández teaches 20th Century U.S. History, the history of social movements, the political economy of American cities, and African-American history. She has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, PA and Trinity College in Hartford, CT and is, most recently, the recipient of a Fulbright Scholars grant to the Middle East and North Africa that took her to Jordan in spring 2011, where she taught graduate courses in American History.

Professor Fernández is currently working on her forthcoming book on the Young Lords Party, the Puerto Rican counterpart to the Black Panther Party. The manuscript is under contract with Princeton University Press for the Politics and Society in 20th Century America series and is tentatively entitled, When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974.

Jose Alfaro
's introduction to organizing began with his support for the Vietnamese people against U.S. imperialism, alongside the struggle to win open admissions at the CUNY University in the late 60's.  Since then he has been involved in organizing young people in community struggles, as well as organizing in areas of health care, tenants' rights, education, independence for Puerto Rico and freedom for Puerto Rican political prisoners, anti-police brutality issues and support for solidarity movements in Central America. 

Sharmin Hossain is a Queens bred, South Asian womanist, writer, hip hop head, student at CUNY Hunter College, student organizer and youth activist trainer at the Ya-Ya Network. She is a political educator organizing in counter military recruitment, anti-war, education and against the school to prison pipeline. Before attending Hunter College, Sharmin was a student at SUNY Albany, where she organized with Save Our SUNY in solidarity with New York Students Rising to fight against budget cuts, tuition hikes and the shutdown of departments. Sharmin is currently working in popular political education and youth empowerment through activism, a NYC based Feminist/Womynist Collective, participating in the South Asian Solidarity Summer collective and studying in the South Asian studies and Political Science department. She is working and organizing in Jackson Heights alongside a radical arts collective seeking to connect socio-political and cultural work, as well as an active ally with the Bangladeshi labor movement against gender violence. 

Autum Ashanté, since the age of 4 has been a force on the spoken word scene, Known for her truthful, thought- provoking verses.  Autum’s passion for spoken word has driven her to amazing heights. Since her first performance at Hottest Poets Slam, Autum has been causing quite a stir. Autum has performed at venues on the East Coast and the West Coast: The Apollo Theater, Russell Simmons Phat Farm Fashion Show, the Soul Cafe, Caroline’s, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rush Art Gallery, Da Poetry Lounge in L.A, The Nile Valley Poets Cafe in L.A Million Youth March, African Burial Ground, The Cotton Club in L.A the Harlem Book Fair, Ashford & Simpson’s The Sugar Bar, Grammy in the Schools, Matthew Modine’s annual Bicycle for a Day event, International World Youth Day at the United Nations. Just to name a few. 

Have questions about The Malcolm X Museum Annual Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz? Contact Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10030

Friday, February 21, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.

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