The Malcolm X Defending Our Communities Initiative – 2016
October 12, 2016
On May 19, 2016, The Aafia Foundation (TAF) launched what was initially called The Malcolm X Campaign to Save Our Young – since renamed, The Malcolm X Defending Our Communities (DOC) Initiative. At the heart of this ongoing national campaign are community forums which involve the showing of a documentary on the life and legacy of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), followed by discussion on his rich and enduring legacy vis-a-vis the challenges that we are confronted with today.
By the end of this year-long campaign we hope to have visited every state in the US with one of these special forums. This of course will depend on the level of material support we receive towards this urgently needed project.
On Sunday, October 23, TAF will host a very special day-long conference as part of The Malcolm X DOC Initiative. The working theme of the conference will be, “THE BLACK COMMUNITY, THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN AMERICA: THE NEED FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT.”
This event will be held at THE DIYANET CENTER OF AMERICA in Lanham, Maryland, from 11 AM – 6 PM. The program is FREE and open to the public, all donations will be appreciated. The program will comprise a total of five dynamic panels involving activists, journalists, law-enforcement experts, lawyers, clergy, and Mothers who will deliver (what for some will be) eye-opening impact statements on very personal and traumatic loss.
The goal of this initiative will be to educate, activate and connect people of good will across racial, religious, and cultural barriers – with a shared desire for long overdue positive change!
Please make a donation toward this October 23rd conference via the following link.
The Aafia Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3, and contributions to it are tax deductible (ID 47-4843512).