Attallah Shabazz to present moral leadership lecture
By Claire Asbury Lennox | Oct. 21, 2015
UPDATE: In order to accommodate broad public interest, this event has been moved to the sanctuary of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory University campus, at 1660 North Decatur Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. as scheduled. Free parking is available in the Fishburne, Oxford and Peavine parking lots on campus.
Attallah Shabazz, ambassador-at-large for Belize and eldest daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, will present a lecture Thursday, Oct. 29, sponsored by the James T. and Berta R. Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.
“Malcolm X 50 Years Later: The Legacy of Moral Leadership” will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. The event is free, but registration is required. Register here.
An accomplished writer, producer and diplomat who has spoken and led initiatives throughout the U.S., Europe, Central America, Africa and the Caribbean, Shabazz will speak about the importance of moral leadership, her parents’ legacies, and the lessons that today’s leaders can learn from Malcolm X’s life and leadership.
"Fifty years ago, the world said goodbye to an extraordinary moral leader, the man we know as Malcolm X," says Robert M. Franklin Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership at Emory.
"As we remember and celebrate milestones of the Civil Rights Movement, we must not forget Malcolm's important contributions to the global freedom movement," says Franklin. "Candler's Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership is committed to highlighting moral leaders from a broad spectrum of traditions and vocations. Attallah Shabazz has been a keen interpreter of her father's life, and provides her own inspiring vision of leadership and community development."
About the James T. and Berta R. Legacy in Moral Leadership
The James T. and Berta R. Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership honors the faithful leadership of two exceptional moral leaders who are beloved in the Candler and Emory University community. The Laney Legacy supports an endowed faculty chair and related leadership development activities, including travel seminars, guest speakers, webinars and mentoring workshops. Based in Candler School of Theology, the Laney Chair in Moral Leadership provides focused instruction and mentoring for Candler students and students throughout the university community. Robert M. Franklin Jr. is the inaugural holder of the James T. and Berta R. Laney Chair in Moral Leadership.