Real Talk: A Conversation with Dr. Khalilah A. Shabazz

Feb 9, 2021 | Youth Engagement

Real Talk: Black History Month. A Conversation with Dr. Khalilah A. Shabazz

Youth advocate, Dejuna Rodriguez will facilitate a conversation with IUPUI’s Dr. Khalilah Shabazz. This event will celebrate black history and highlight the history of black and brown children in the child welfare system.

Youth in foster care or who have transitioned out of foster care, DCS Case Managers and staff, OYS Providers, and community partners are invited to join this conversation. Please note that youth voice will be prioritized throughout the conversations.

Dr. Shabazz, an Indianapolis native, is the director of the IUPUI Multicultural Center. Shabazz’s journey began as an 18-year old single parent and was determined to shatter the stereotype of an uneducated and unproductive black teenage mother. In 2000, she became the first in her family to graduate from college when she earned a bachelor of science in psychology from the School of Science at IUPUI. Her passion in education lead her to a master of science and Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs from the School of Education at IUPUI. Dr. Shabazz’s career has focused on minority populations. You may read more about Dr. Shabazz here.


Zoom. Pre-register here.


Monday, February 22, 5-6:30pm EST

The ground rules

  • This space is not created for debate or convincing, but open dialogue and conversation.
  • Please keep the conversation respectful; this isn’t the place to bring negativity or hate.
  • You may keep your camera on or off, whichever makes you most comfortable.
  • Feel free to utilize the chat box to engage, ask questions, or post resources.
  • GOLDEN RULE: I respect you, you respect me.

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