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Deliberative Dialogue Series | Lessons of Activism: Malcolm X


Feb 25, 2021 06:09 PM

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David J. Garrow
Former Professor of Law & History and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at University of Pittsburgh School of Law
David J. Garrow is a Professor of Law & History and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is the author of four books, including Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, New York Times, and The American Prospect.
Emiola Jay Oriola
Founding Program Manager for the Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh
Hailing from Nigeria by way of the DMV and now Pittsburgh, Emiola Jay Oriola has the task of creating the overall skeleton and framework for Pitt’s brand new Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement as well as developing, implementing, and executing its vision and mission. He is an itinerant minister, mentor, author, a spoken word artist/poet, philanthropist, and most of all, a lover of people. Emiola believes the core of every campus must be community, the heartbeat of every community must be the people, and mutual understanding and actual relationship must be the blood that brings life to all community members.
Ieasha Prime
Director of Women’s Programming at Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia and Founder of the DC Muslim Women’s Conference
Ieasha Prime is an educator and activist who converted to Islam more than 20 years ago after serving as a Youth Ambassador to Morocco and Senegal. There, she developed a thirst for knowledge that would cause her to sit at the feet and learn from some of the top Islamic Scholars of our time. The work to which she has been most committed is the development of Islamic programming, Islamic Studies curriculum and Rites of Passage programs for youth and adults. She is passionate about combining Islamic studies, cultural art, activism and service to train leaders to rise above whatever challenges stand in their way and that of the community they serve. Sister Ieasha is recently known for her participation in the National Women’s March, and the courses she teaches on traditional knowledge, the challenges of race and gender in the Muslim community and Spirituality.