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Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, is a community organizer, activist, motivational speaker and, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz.
Ilyasah promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates on international humanitarian delegations.
Ilyasah has produced training programs to encourage higher education sanctioned by the City University of New York’s Office of Academic Affairs. She served twelve years on the Executive Youth Board for the City of Mount Vernon’s Mayor Ernest Davis, including appointments as Director of Public Relations, Director of Public Affairs & Special Events, and later promoted to Director of Cultural Affairs.
Ilysah holds a Master of Science in Education & Human Resource Development from Fordham University; a Bachelors of Science in Biology from SUNY/New Paltz; and she is currently an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.