Friday, September 1, 2017
Administration & Conference Center Room 142 ~ STT Campus ~ 5:30PM - 7:00 PM
Malik Sekou, PhD.
Topic: "Historical Evolution of African Centered Traditions"
Dr. Malik Sekou is born and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. His education
included public education in the Virgin Islands school system, the University of the
Virgin Islands, and University of Delaware. He holds a doctorate in Political Science
and has worked extensively in the Virgin Islands political system—academia, consultancy,
and public education.
Dr. Sekou worked in the historic Commission on Political Status and Federal relations
(1992-1993) as the Associate Director of Public Education in the St. Thomas-St. John
district. He served as a co-host of the TV series “Choose or Lose” and worked to mobilize
support for public participation in the 1993 referendum on political status and federal
In the aftermath, Dr. Sekou has participated in virtually all serious discussions
on political status and federal relations in the Territory. He is a sought after
speaker on this issue as well as the related topic of constitutional development in
the Territory. His articles on burning political issues and related topics have been
noted in William Boyer’s America’s Virgin Islands.
He has participated in local elections as candidate for Senate and Lt. governor
and he has served as an elected Member of the Board of Education. With his wife, Dr
Sheree Bryant Sekou, he lives in both the Virgin Islands and Texas.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Administration & Conference Center Room 142 ~ STT Campus ~ 6:00PM - 8:30 PM
Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick, PhD.
Topic: "Deeper Roots: Muslims in the Caribbean before Columbus to the Present"
A world renown traveling lecturer, historian and author, Sheikh Quick presents his
work on the Muslim presence in the Americas and Caribbean until the 19th century,
despite the fact that there has been a Muslim presence in this region for over one
thousand years. This work is an attempt to dispel some of the misconceptions about
Islamic history in the Americas and to help put into perspective the actual achievements
and travels of Muslim explorers, merchants and settlers.
Sheik Abdullah Hakim Quick have been an Imam and teacher in Jamaica, West Indies;
Los Angeles, California; Toronto, Canada and Cape Town, South Africa. Over the past
four decades, he visited over 61 countries around the world and have spoken to tens
of thousands of people in universities, stadiums, mosques, churches, TV programs and
public squares. His audiences have included Muslims, non-Muslims, academics, laypersons,
artists, and political and religious leaders. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer
and Resident Scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto and the Outreach Coordinator
for the Canadian Council of Imams.
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