#MalcolmX Returns to #AUB

51 years after his last visit, on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Malcolm X returns to speak again in Beirut. Then he was denied speaking rights at the American University of Beirut. This time he is welcomed.

"Our objective is complete freedom, justice, and equality by any means necessary."

“Our objective is complete freedom, justice, and equality by any means necessary.”

Malcolm X gave a speech at the Oxford Union, December 1964 arguing in the affirmative that “extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” [link]


I’m extremely excited to be working on the Narratives of Hope series of events at AUB. On Monday, February 23, we will be presenting a panel discussion on the topic of “Malcolm X Returns”, as well as the play entitled: Malcolm X Speaks. Events start at 6:30 p.m, in West Hall, Auditorium B. The featured speaker is Ajamu Baraka, who will be speaking on the topic: “From Ferguson to Palestine: Malcolm X and Black Internationalism”. Daniel Drennan (me) will be presenting on the topic: “Shadow, Body, Spirit: Malcolm X Imaged and Imagined”. The moderator will be Rania Masri. At 7:45, the performance will take place, with Jamal Awar as Malcolm X. The play is written and directed by Tariq Mehmood.

Malcolm X: Al-Hajj Malek Ash-Shabazz

Malcolm X: Al-Hajj Malek Ash-Shabazz

>>> Twitter account for Malcolm X Returns

>>> Informational web page at AUB

>>> Media materials (posters, stickers, etc.) from Jamaa Al-Yad

About Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Adoptee, rematriated.
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