Deliberative Dialogue Series Lessons of activism from Malcolm X

25 Feb 2021


Deliberative Dialogue Series
Lessons of activism from Malcolm X

Hosted by the Pitt Alumni Association and the Muslim Alumni Network

Emiola Jay Oriola (A&S ’13), founding program manager of the Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh, as he moderates a discussion with two renowned panelists who will discuss the lessons of activism taught by Malcom X.
Panelists Include:
Ieasha Prime is the director of Women’s Programming at Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia and the founder of the DC Muslim Women’s Conference. She converted to Islam more than 20 years ago after being a youth ambassador to Morocco and Senegal. There she developed a thirst for knowledge that would cause her to sit at the feet of and learn from some of the top Islamic scholars of our time. After having participated in several circles of knowledge in the U.S., Prime decided to pursue religious studies abroad. She studied Arabic and Quran at the Fajr Institute in Cairo, Egypt. Later, she moved to Hadhramaut, Yemen, and enrolled in Dar al Zahra, an Islamic University for Women. There she studied Aqeedah, Quran, Hadith, Arabic, Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Islamic law, Purification of the Heart, and other religious-related learning. She has received several scholarly licenses (ijaza).

David J. Garrow is the author of “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” a 1,460-page, pre-presidential biography which HarperCollins published in May 2017 and which Garrow began working on in 2008. It became a New York Times bestseller, and the Washington Post named it one of the 10 best books of 2017. A HarperCollins paperback edition was published in May 2018. From 2011 until 2017, Garrow was a professor of law and history and distinguished faculty scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Garrow was a senior research fellow at Homerton College, University of Cambridge.
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Event Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Alumni Association and the Muslim Alumni Network
Jason Kane