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Three chances to hear Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson

johnson 600Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson – an educator, political scientist and pan-Africanist – has lectured extensively in Africa, Europe and the Caribbean and is a widely sought after expert on special education and the impact on black children.

Memphis-area residents are being presented with three chances to hear Dr. Abdullah-Johnson live.

Local activists and scholars will gather to hear Abdullah-Johnson offer his professional opinion on why black children represent the dominate population of public school special education programs on Saturday (March 8th) at 12:30 p.m. at Masjid Al-Mu'minun located at 4412 S. Third Street.

Abdullah-Johnson is a doctor of Clinical Psychology and a Certified School Psychologist. He also is a child therapist and parent advocate, who works to assist parents in their fight to protect their children from "punitive and unjustifiable disciplinary procedures in America's schools."

RSVP on Eventbrite or contact 901-759-1904 for more information. $15 Donation should be made online or at the door. Doors open at 11 a.m. Seats are limited.

The Saturday presentation will come the day after Abdullah-Johnson speaks at The Little Theatre at The LeMoyne-Owen College. Dubbed Unveiling the Truth: The Genius of Black Scholars, the event is presented by the Center for African and African American Studies and I.N.A.C. It begins at 5:30 p.m. (March 7th), with a discussion to follow.

Later that evening at 7:30 in the same venue, Abdullah-Johnson will lead a session called Friends with Benefits: A discussion of Black Male and Black Female Relationships.

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