The simple phrase, “Find the good and praise it,” handed down to Dr. Betty Shabazz from her mother, became the cornerstone of a life lived powerfully, honorably, sincerely, and provided a winning formula that moved her through all of life’s challenges. It is because of that that the Schomburg Center and Women In Islam, Inc. are proud to celebrate Dr. Shabazz’s legacy at our annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony, which recognizes women of all backgrounds and faiths who demonstrate unwavering and courageous dedication to helping others. This year’s honoree is Professor Sonia Sanchez, renowned poet, activist, and educator. We are also excited to present the Compass Award to local women who, through their exceptional dedication, mark as well as forge a clear direction for our communities. This year we’re honoring three amazing rising track stars Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard, Sports Illustrated’s 2016 SportsKids!
Cost: FREE! For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.
Contact: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Location: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037 US