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Power of Children Symposium

Nov. 10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Opening remarks by Ms. Ilyasah Shabazz

Do you know a youth who you believe will be a force for positive change in the world? The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is inviting youths with a philanthropic spirit to join us in a day-long symposium to help them find their unique strengths and plant a seed of service.

The symposium is a philanthropic workshop for youths in grades 5-10 and it's free for the first 50 students who have been recommended by youth leaders or their parents. 

This year, Ms. Ilyasah Shabazz will present the opening remarks. Ms. Shabazz is the daughter of Malcolm X. She is a Professor, Speaker, and Author of four award-winning novels: Growing Up X, a coming-of-age memoir; Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X, an illustration book that promotes self-love, literacy, and leadership ideals for children; X: A Novel, a historical fiction that addresses social challenges confronted by young adults; and her newest, Betty Before X, a middle school historical fiction that addresses self-acceptance and advocacy work for others. She has earned an NAACP Image Award, a Walter Dean Myers Honor, a Library of Congress Inaugural Award, an American Library Association Coretta Scott King Honor, a New York Times list of New & Noteworthy Mention, and she was long-listed for the National Book Award.

Professor Shabazz promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates on international humanitarian delegations.

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