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Minister Malcolm X Commemoration is on May 19


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For more information, contact Sister Uwimana Oni at 585.461.0379 or uwimana@fciirochester.org
4/26/19
FIRST COMMUNITY INTERFAITH INSTITUTE INC. HONORS MALCOLM X


First Community Interfaith Institute Inc.,  located in the South Wedge neighborhood of Rochester, NY,  will honor the memory of Brother El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz,  better known as Minister Malcolm X, on Sunday , May 19,  2019 at 4 PM at 219 Hamilton Street.  This year's event will be coordinated by the students of the late Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr., the founder of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. Our Malcolm X commemoration will also be a fundraiser for the Minister Akilah Ife Evans Festival, to be held this July in Elyria, Ohio.


On May 19, the 94th anniversary of Brother Malcolm's birth, there will be various readings of Malcolm X's quotations, a display of Malcolm X books and memorabilia and a reading of excerpts from "Not Just an American Problem, But a World Problem," which was a speech delivered by Brother Malcolm in Rochester five days before his assassination in February, 1965.

Dinner will be served. The First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. is located at 219 Hamilton Street. It is a spiritual and cultural organization plus a teaching church.  All faiths are welcome. Donations for our July trip can be sent to the First Community Interfaith Institute Inc, 219 Hamilton Street, Rochester 14620-1112. Donations are tax-deductible.
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