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Seattle Dialogue with Ilyasah Shabazz

March 3, 2011 | 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Prince Among Slaves - Documentary film narrated by Mos Def In collaboration with Unity Productions Foundation Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7:00PM Pigott Hall at Seattle University (Campus Map) 901 12th Avenue (Map) Tickets: Free | Online reservations for this event have closed. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for seating on a first come first serve basis please email blairb@cdforum.org before 4PM on Thursday. Please include your name and how many you like to attempt to seat. Reserved seats will be released at the beginning of the event (7PM). “The narratives of African Muslims enslaved in America are playing a critical role in Muslim community-building in the United States – as young Muslims realize that Islam’s roots in the New World harkens back to the 17th century.” –Dr. Hishaam Aidi, Columbia University Winner of the Best Documentary at the 2007 American Black Film Festival, Prince Among Slaves tells the compelling story of Abdul Rahman, an African Muslim prince. Directed by Andrea Kalin and Emmy Award winner Bill Duke and narrated by actor and hip-hop artist Mos Def. Prince Among Slaves is based on the biography of Dr. Terry Alford and explores the global nature of slavery and the role and identity of Muslims in early America. Special guest and keynote speaker, Ilyasah Shabazz, will be introducing the film and leading a question and answer session after. Ilyasah Shabazz is the award winning author of Growing Up X and the daughter of African American Muslim activist, thinker and civil rights leader Malcolm X. Dr. Shabazz’s writing emphasizes the importance of promoting literacy among African American youth, a theme that plays a powerful role in the film Prince Among Slaves and one that will help expand the Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans project to new audiences. If you are an educator and would like to receive a free copy of the film, please contact Randi Courtmanch at randic@cdforum.org Co-Sponsored by Seattle University’s Global African Studies Department

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Piggot Center
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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