Photo Flash: Ilyasah Shabazz Promotes BETTY BEFORE X With Westchester Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta

Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz promoted her recently released young adult novel focusing on her mother's childhood "Betty Before X" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2018) at a discussion sponsored by "IT'S LIT" - the lit literary initiative of the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta (DST) Sorority Inc. on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Moderated by journalist and communications strategist, Chasity Cooper, the event took place at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, NY. Shabazz, who was age two when her father was assassinated, was raised and worked in the Mount Vernon area. Her mother Betty, who passed away in 1997, joined DST in 1974 and was active in the sorority's North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter. "Betty Before X' is Ilyasah's fourth book focusing on her family's history and legacy and copies of the 256-page book were provided to 100 young attendees of the event courtesy the Mount Vernon Youth Community Outreach Program (Y-COP) a 501(c) (3) municipal nonprofit agency.

About Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Westchester Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913 on the Howard University campus as an organization committed to the ideals of sisterhood, scholarship, social action, and public service. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc - Westchester Alumnae Chapter was chartered on October 31, 1959 by sixteen insightful Deltas and perpetuates the vision of the organization's founders by creating, developing, and executing innovative and relevant community programs. www.dstwac.org

About Youth Community Outreach Program (Y-COP)

The Youth Community Outreach Program (Y-COP) is a municipal non-profit 501 (c) (3) agency and was founded in 1990 by Allen Ayers, a former Detective of the Mount Vernon Police Department. His goal was to foster a positive relationship between youth and police by offering activities that build children's self-esteem. Y-COP programs include several positive youth initiatives including a competitive cheerleading squad, basketball league, job skill workshops, peer-to-peer mediation, and college preparation. Several Y-COP alums have earned college degrees and have gone onto to pursue careers in several areas including education, government, and law enforcement.

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Photo Flash: Ilyasah Shabazz Promotes BETTY BEFORE X With Westchester Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta
Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz promoted her recently released young adult novel focusing on her mother's childhood “Betty Before X� at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, New York.

Photo Flash: Ilyasah Shabazz Promotes BETTY BEFORE X With Westchester Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta
Ilyasah Shabazz (second from left), the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz and journalist Chasity Cooper (second from right) are greeted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated., Westchester Alumnae Chapter president Danielle Henry,(left) and member Sharisse She-Salt Stancil-Ashford (right) following the reading / signing event at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, New York.

Photo Flash: Ilyasah Shabazz Promotes BETTY BEFORE X With Westchester Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta
Young attendees received copies of “Betty Before X� courtesy the Mount Vernon Youth Community Outreach Program (Y-COP) a 501(c) (3) municipal nonprofit agency at the event.

Photo Flash: Ilyasah Shabazz Promotes BETTY BEFORE X With Westchester Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta
Young attendees received copies of “Betty Before X� courtesy the Mount Vernon Youth Community Outreach Program (Y-COP) a 501(c) (3) municipal nonprofit agency at the event.

Photo Flash: Ilyasah Shabazz Promotes BETTY BEFORE X With Westchester Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta
Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Westchester Alumnae Chapter greeted Ilyasah Shabazz, (center wearing black) at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, New York where she promoted her young adult novel focusing on her mother's childhood “Betty Before X�

Photo Flash: Ilyasah Shabazz Promotes BETTY BEFORE X With Westchester Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta

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