"Shani Jamila is on to a pressing contemporary topic that needs her kind of informed, critical analysis. She understands the time; she understands the issues. Progressive people of all ages, classes, & races need to hear her."
A. B. Spellman - Author, Poet, and Former Deputy Chair- National Endowment of the Arts
"I absolutely loved the presentation by Shani Jamila. She was really informative, and it gave me a lot of encouragement about a possible history major and also a non-traditional career path. If I could give any feedback at all, it would be to. bring her back, because I would like to remain posted on her activities."
Lauren Eldridge, c/o 2011
"It was a phenomenal presentation. It was inspiring to see my fellow Spelman sister embody the notion of global citizenship. Her message was poignant, motivational, and left a definite impression."
Ariel Eckblad, c/o 2011
"Thank you for your wonderful presentation. It was a treat to meet you and hear your brilliant analyses."
Dr. Dalila de Sousa Sheppard - History Department Chair, Spelman College
"Shani instructs all ages that young-adults can be respectful of received traditions and spaces but flourish most and best when they unabashedly give in to the merriment and inquisitiveness common to their age and strive with discipline, imagination, and creativity to learn first-hand the world they inhabit, and seek responsible-- including radical-- means to enjoy and to improve life-their's and ours."
James Early - Director of Cultural Heritage Policy, Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Shani Jamila
Shani delivers keynote address at New York University.