Teacher Workshop

OMAHA, Neb. – The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation (MXMF) presents the Teacher Ambassadors workshop series for educators on “Malcolm X’s Life and Values and Their Effectiveness In Self-Determination.”  The workshops will be on the second Saturdays of February, March, April and May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Malcolm X Center located at 3448 Evans Street.

The MXMF invites educators to learn about Malcolm X and have a new opportunity for a guest lecturer in classrooms and after-school programs.  Teachers from a variety of disciplines are invited to attend a Professional Development Workshop to preview the presentation that will be offered in classrooms through the MXMF Speakers Bureau.

“Our speaker’s bureau was created by educators to properly inform youth about the life and legacy of this Nebraska Native,” said Sharif Liwaru, board president. “These workshops will give educators an opportunity to see the presentations, learn how the life of Malcolm X is taught and the variety of core curriculum requirements can be met through our presentations.”

The mission of the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation Speakers Bureau is to supplement the 50 state required curriculum related to Social Studies, American and World Histories by augmenting it with “Malcolm X’s Life and Values and Their Effectiveness In Self Determination”.

This presentation is funded by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Malcolm X Teacher Ambassadors is one of many grants funded by the Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC). The NHC awards more than $200,000 in grants each year.

For more information on this Teacher Ambassador Workshop, please contact Sharif Liwaru at 402-590-7526 or info@malcolmxfoundation.org.



The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation is a local non-profit organization founded in 1971 by Ms. Rowena More. It is governed by an eleven member non compensated board of directors. The MXMF continues to develop and expand the eleven acre birth-site. The Foundation also initiates, develops, implements, and maintains programs that foster self-determination.

The most recent program is the Certified Speakers Bureau. It was established to educate through the teachings of Malcolm X’s legacy on a local, national and international scale.

Mission: The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation, in concert with local, national, and international supporters of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), endeavors to perpetuate his uncompromising leadership and contributions towards social justice.

Malcolm X Teacher Ambassadors is one of many grants funded by the Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC). The NHC awards more than $200,000 in grants each year.

Created in 1973 as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) is an independent, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of public and academic members.  The Nebraska Humanities Council funds programs that explore Nebraska’s heritage, build community awareness, and strengthen our ties to cultural traditions at home and abroad.

Any non-profit group is eligible to apply for a grant from the NHC. The NHC staff is available for grant consultation and will read proposal drafts.  Contact the NHC office if you need assistance with a project idea.

For a copy of Nebraska Humanities Council grant guidelines, contact the Council at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508, phone 402-474-2131, fax 402-474-4852, or e-mail at nhc@nebraskahumanities.org.  The entire grant guideline packet is online at www.nebraskahumanities.org.

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