Ilyasah Shabazz Comes to Portland to Help NAACP Honor Her Father, Malcolm X

Honoring the memory of Malcolm X


The NAACP Portland chapter invites Oregonians to join us for a week of events Honoring the memory of Malcolm X.  On Saturday May 26th, 2018, the NAACP is hosting “The X-Factor” (Malcolm X Brunch), with his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz as the Keynote speaker.

“A lot has happened to our communities in the last year and we truly believe that the power of the civil rights movement, and the legacy of Malcolm X are as important now as they were then.”, says E. D. Mondaine, President of the NAACP Portland Chapter.  He goes on to say, “The goal of this brunch will serve to bring the African American community and leaders together so that they can begin focusing on the same goals:  Celebrating Malcolm X; The Man, his mission, his message; and taking our rightful place in governing our futures.”  Mondaine’s hope is that this will be the kind of event that provokes conversation on establishing unity.

The NAACP Portland Chapter 1120 is a 501(c)4 organization that is staffed by volunteers and operates from the donations of membership and community. As a civic and civil service organization, they depend on the partnerships of the community to help assure that equality, inclusion, and justice are common place for all peoples that represent this beloved city of Portland.

Our hope is that you would help us reach our fundraising goals by sponsorship and contribution to support the very important work of civic and civil equality, so that diversity and inclusion is made an absolute for people of color.

Along with the X-Factor celebration, the NAACP Portland will be proclaiming May 19th as Malcolm X day in the city of Roses. The proclamation will take place in the new NAACP offices located in the Lloyd Center Mall at 10am on Malcolm’s birthday of May 19th.

There will also be a night of readings from local spoken word artist Mic Crenshaw, Musical acts by Eldon “T” Jones of N-Touch, Norman Sylvester and many more on Wednesday the 23rd, in North Portland’s Celebration Tabernacle Church


Week of May 19th-26th Events:

  • May 19th @ 10am: Malcolm X Day Proclamation @ PDX NAACP Office
  • May 23rd @ 7pm: Portland’s NAACP Honors the Legacy of Malcolm X with a Night of Readings | @ Celebration Tabernacle Church
  • May 26th @ 10am: Malcolm X Factor Brunch w/ Special Guest Ilyasah Shabazz | @ Double Tree Hotel Lloyd Center