Sōl Food Vegan Potluck – Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m.

Food is essential for our mind, body, and spirit to work to its highest potential. We know that the food marketed to us often times is bad for our health. This is an opportunity to experiment with more health conscious options and dine with like-minded people. Bring a dish and meet a new friend!

This event is a collaborative effort hosted by the MX Sōl Food & Music Festival committee.

Garden Party

Shabazz Garden Party & Greenhouse Tour | Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 5-8 p.m.

Come see the BEAUTIFUL results of the Brick By Brick Building day and the growing of the Shabazz Community Garden. Gardeners meet one another & Volunteers past and present; come out and see the progress! We will also take tours from the garden to the greenhouse!

Open to the Public & Free!

An Empowering Movement begins at the 1st annual Malcolm X Sōl Food & Music Festival

It was a lively occasion when the Malcolm X Sōl Food + Music Festival (MX Sol Fest) took place in Omaha, Nebraska August 25th, 2018  at the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation. Around 200 guests took in the sights and sounds of poetry, dance performances, reggae, spoken word and Afro-soul music. Food and artisan vendors encircled the new greenhouse and festival stage. Omaha’s immense talent was represented by young performers and veterans of the local and international arts scene.

Native Jamaicans and students of Marcus Garvey, Ras Takura and Richie Innocent highlighted the festival as international spoken word artists. Planning and accommodations were coordinated by a subcommittee of the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation, the MX Sol Fest Committee. Ras Takura worked closely with the Committee to bring Omaha a festival similar to his Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Festival. Dis Poem, is held annually in Port Antonio, Jamaica. The final Sunday of April, poetry, food, and heirloom seed exchange are on display in what has been described as Jamaica’s most well kept parish, Portland parish.

The MX Soōl Fest mirrored the artistic integrity and community energy of Dis Poem. A strong dose of collaboration by local community members made this festival possible. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Outrspaces, Hi-Fi House, Falcolnwood Park & Hullabaloo music festival, City Sprouts, Aframerican Bookstore, and Homer’s music are some of the local organizations that lended their energy to the fest. Plans are already underway to secure the annual success of this festival. Look out for more community happenings centered around food security by the Shabazz Community Garden and the MX Sol Fest Committee online at facebook.com/MXFoodFest.

By: Shomari Huggins

Malcolm X Foundation | FACT SHEET | 2018

History of the Organization

The Malcolm X Foundation was created in 1971 by Rowena Moore as a memorial for the birth site of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, most commonly known as Malcolm X in the heart of North Omaha at 3448 Evans Street. Established by Rowena Moore, the grounds serve the purpose of bringing residents together to remember the legacy of Malcolm X through educational programs, a community radio station, town hall forums and special events.

 

Organizational Overview

We were established to educate through the teachings of Malcolm X’s legacy on a local, national and international scale. We own 17 acres of land including the former home site of Malcolm X who was born here in Omaha, Ne. The organization is operated by an Advisory Board of 11 members and five volunteer committees. Below are the main organizational focuses of the foundation:

  • Birth site memorial & grounds maintenance
  • Community Center & and Neighborhood Association
  • Low Power FM Radio Station (101.3 FM Mind & Soul)
  • Shabazz Community Garden
  • Annual Malcolm X Birthday Celebration

 

Top 10 events/moments at Malcolm X Foundation

  • Malcolm X Birthday Celebration held annually – check our facebook for upcoming events
  • Shabazz Garden established (established in the 1980s)
  • Formally recognized as a historical landmark by the State of Nebraska (1984)
  • Black August Festival (2006)
  • Official collaborators for the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Established (2008)
  • Acquiring the former Jehovah’s Witness church as the main facility (Dec. 2010)
  • Grounds development to include the main pavilion and pathway between the facility and the gardens (2011)
  • Launch of 101.3 FM Radio Station (2016) – website here.
  • Kwanzaa Celebration honoring the strength of women in the North Omaha Community (2017) – View Photos here.
  • MX Sol Food & Music Festival (Summer 2018).

Contact info:

EMAIL: info@malcolmxfoundation.org

PHONE: (800) 645-9287

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, by appointment only | Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sundays, closed to the public.

Social Media Pages:

  • Facebook (531,000) @MalcolmXFound
  • Twitter (2,523) – @MalcolmXFound
  • Instagram Hashtags: #MalcolmXFoundation

Advisory Board Roles

    • President: Sharif Liwaru
    • Vice Presidents: Marshall Taylor & Lizabet Arellano
    • Treasurer: Shari Thompson
    • Administrative Director: Walter Brooks
    • Community Outreach: Leo Louis & JoAnna LeFlore

Committee Opportunities

  • Grounds & Facilities
  • Communications & Events
  • Shabazz Garden & Greenhouse

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Brick by Brick Building Day – May 12

Brick By Brick Building Day  | May 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Today is the opportunity to be a part of physically building up your community. The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation has build a Community garden with RECYCLED CONCRETE.

So, this event is to literally come break Bricks (with a SLEDGE HAMMER) and Stack them up to construct garden beds that will be used to grow food for local residents and community members.

Even if you can’t break bricks we still need GENERAL VOLUNTEERS, COORDINATORS, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, ENCOURAGERS, BRICK MOVERS, ORGANIZERS, ENTERTAINERS AND other skill sets.

*Persons under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The Shabazz Garden’s Renewal

Volunteers work to install edible landscaping on Shabazz Garden as an expansion on the North East side of the Malcolm X Birthplace

 

Friends and Family, we are excited to announce the progress of revamping our Shabazz Garden, located on the South East end of our property adjacent to Adams Park (Malcolm X Avenue and Bedford Street). Below are a few photos of the progress. Mr. Jackson of Jacksons concrete supports the Shabazz Garden and has donated the sidewalk blocks from the AMES AVE project. Mike Dunn of Asphalt Maintenance has graded the property for installing the raised beds.

Accomplishments as of April 2018 – September 2018

  • 1/2 Acres of land dedicated to the construction and maintenance of a community garden
  • Distributed over 400 Letters door-to-door in the 68111 Zip immediately surrounding the garden
  • Established 6 Business supporters of the Shabazz Garden
  • Prepared over 600 seed bags for distribution to community members
  • Planted of 400+ Seeds in Partnership with BlackBurn Alternative High School
  • Received $2700 in donations since April 1st
  •  Successfully grown over 400 Plants in the garden

  • Over 50 Volunteers (mostly from 68111) and surrounding zip codes participated in the Brick By Brick Building Day on May 12th. The following week on May 19th over 40 volunteers continued the efforts to finish building garden beds and our rubber tire planting wall.

    Thank to all who have helped and supported!

(Left: Tree Chips donated by B & E Tree Service and GreenLeaf Tree and Landscaping; Right: Seed Planting at Blackburn Alternative High)
(Left: Tree Chips donated by B & E Tree Service and GreenLeaf Tree and Landscaping; Right: Seed Planting at Blackburn Alternative High)

(Top: Recycled Concrete Pieces donated by Jacksons Complete Concrete; Bottom: Apr. 7 Garden Committee)
(Top: Recycled Concrete Pieces donated by Jacksons Complete Concrete; Bottom: Apr. 7 Garden Committee)

 

We are currently seeking volunteers to join our family! If interested, reach out to us at info@malcolmxfoundation.org for more details. Be sure to check our Upcoming Programs page for details on how to join the garden committee and get involved!

More images from the progress and completion:

UNO Black Studies Department – 16th Annual Malcolm X Festival

16th ANNUAL MALCOLM X FESTIVAL | April 10-12, 2018

RACE AND INTERSECTIONALITY:  CRITICAL DIALOGUES

 UNO BLST UNO BLST Banner

TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018

RACE RELATIONS IN OMAHA: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Peggy Jones, M.F.A.

1:00 – 2:30 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

CRYSTAL STAIRS

Tishara Ward, Student

4:00 – 5:00 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

 

 

HAIRSTYLE OBLIGATIONS & IDENTITY NEGOTIATIONS: BLACK FEMALES, WHITE BEAUTY STANDARDS, & CULTURAL CONTRACTS THEORY

Cynthia Robinson, Ph.D.

3:00 – 4:00 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

FROM PRISON TO POWER, HOW MALCOLM X BECAME THE FACE OF THE NATION OF ISLAM

Calvin Saunders, Student

5:00 – 6:00 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018

“RACE & INTERSECTIONALITY – ISLAM PERSPECTIVE”

Terry Muhammad

10:00 – 11:00 A.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

MALCOLM X MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

3448 Evans Street

5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. 

Join Us For

PRESENTATIONS DINNER

WHAT WOULD MALCOLM THINK?

MANDLA STELLY

 

MALCOLM, WILL YOU MAKE IT HOME TONIGHT?

Withlove, FELICIA WEBSTER

 

THE OTHER HALF OF THE STORY: THE IMPORTANCE OF MEMORY  & HISTORY

JADE ROGERS

“I HAVE A VOICE”

CLARISSA LOVE/SHAWN LOVE

 

 

MALCOLM X’S 1964 SPEECH “THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET”

Preston Love

11:30 – 1:00 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

 

 

CRASH AT THE INTERSECTION: SOCIAL WELFARE, INTEGRATION, AND AFRICANA AGENCY AND KUJICHAGULIA?

Nikitah Imani, Ph.D.

1:00 – 2:30 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

 

 

“THE ‘DOUBLE BURDEN’: INTERSECTIONALITY AND BLACK FEMINISM”

Jennifer Harbour, Ph.D.

2:30 – 3:30 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018

WHO IS BLACK IN AMERICA? DOCUMENTARY

Manfred Wogugu, Ph.D.

10:30 – 11:30 A.M.  ǀ  CEC 230/231

 

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO PANEL DISCUSSION

Dr. Jennifer Harbour. Ph.D. / Peggy Jones, M.F.A.

and

DR. EDDIE S. GLAUDE, JR.,

Chair, African American Studies, Princeton University

Thursday, April 12, 2018 ǀ 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.

CEC/230/231

 

 

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO DOCUMENTARY

Dr. Jennifer Harbour. Ph.D. / Peggy Jones, M.F.A.

11:30 – 1:00 P.M.  ǀ   CEC 230/231

 

Community Yoga + Meditation

SadhanaLife is bringing yoga classes to the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation – All ages are welcome and all levels welcome as well!

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings From March 8 – April 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Each yoga class will guide participants to become more mindful of their body’s general state of being as well as their emotional and physical reactions to various situations throughout their days/lives. Join us and familiarize yourself with yoga as a holistic approach to health, wellness and wholeness, including adopting it as a form of self-care practice.

A $10 donation per person is appreciated and half of the proceeds will benefit the growth and programs at the Malcolm X Center.

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Official Website of the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation in Omaha, NE. In concert with the local, national and international supporters of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, we endeavor to perpetuate his uncompromising leadership and contributions towards social justice.