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Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Lecture & Award Ceremony


Women In Islam, Inc. celebrates the example and legacy of Dr. Betty Shabazz annually and recognize women, of all backgrounds and faiths, who demonstrate their unwavering and courageous dedication to helping others.

The 12th Annual Lecture and Awards Ceremony honorees are:
Dr. Betty Shabazz Award Honoree:
Shirley Sherrod, Advocate for Civil Rights and Racial Healing, Author, The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear; Co-founder, The Sherrod Institute
Compass Award Recipients:
Monami Maulik, Founder, Executive Director, DRUM, Desis Rising Up & Moving
Karen Washington, Community Food Advocate & Co-Founder, BUGS, Black Urban Growers
Linda Muhammad, Spoken Word Artist
Sufi Music Ensemble, Turkish Cultural Center
Yacouba Sissoko, Kora Player, Mali
Reception and Awards Ceremony: $35; Students: $20
(Special City Council Funds for Income Sensitive Groups and Individuals: Please write to
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For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (212) 576-8875.