There is so much to learn from history, and when it comes to the struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King, their are treasures of wisdom to appreciate. El-Hajj Mauri Saalakhan, our local well known thought leader will share glimpses to some key questions to provoke the minds of the young activists and adult community members.
Why is there so much focus by the establishment on Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, and so little attention on the important work (and an even more important speech) in the years to follow?
What prompted the strong condemnation against Dr. King within mainstream media and the political establishment in 1967?
What caused many of Dr. King’s civil rights allies to distance themselves from him in that final year of his life?
What are the most important lessons in Dr. King’s life and legacy for aspiring young activists today?
Guest Speaker: El-Hajj Mauri Saalakhan, Director of Operations, The Aafia Foundation, Inc.
Who: Everyone over 12
When: Sat April 14, 2:00 pm
Where: Islamic Leadership Insitute of America, 4903 Liberty Heights, Ave
Why: Learn from the past, revive great moments of America, empower the youth
What: Interactive seminar with Q&A, followed by opportunities for youth engagement
Fee: Free but donations welcome
Free snacks and refreshments
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