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Mar 18, 2014

Malcom X’s daughter on tour in Belize

Ambassador Shabazz

Since 2002, Ambassador at Large for Belize, Ambassador Shabazz, has been promoting Belize. It’s been two years since her last visit to the jewel, but her work continues in the United States and wherever she has been able to reach out. Shabazz is currently on tour in the jewel. This afternoon, she was to meet children with disabilities at the Belize Center for the Visually Impaired, but that event has been moved to Monday. But this morning, she sat on the couch and told us that Belizeans have embraced her as one of their own and that this is where she feels at home.

 

Ambassador Shabazz, Ambassador at Large for Belize

“I think because of my own experience when I first came to visit that it was something very embracing and charismatic in a very subtle way that I think that American audiences, people, needed to hear. There is something very natural about employees here and ways in which people can live not comparatively but start to associate what they have assessed about their lives and in Belize, it is an easier way to feel the value of your life without feeling to go overboard. I’m one of those that is five cultures at once and as a child growing up, not wanting any of those to get lost so it’s one of the thing that I get here. Belize is a really great strong tableau of multiple cultures coexisting. And so it allows for us in the states, which talks about diversity, which talks about harmony to not just talk about it, but put it in practice. So yes sometime people take longer but by the time they leave they are always ready to come back. I am a Caribbean who lives in the United States rather and when I came here I started to feel my grandmother again. You know there were just aspects so it fit me personally and then it found itself in my work and bringing other people over and over and we did that quite a bit for a long time I would say six years in a row. And then the economy affected everybody but Belize always stayed front and center. And then my Ambassador at large position, anytime I meet someone that is Belizean it’s like being at home a hundred times whenever you meet them.”

 

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1 Response for “Malcom X’s daughter on tour in Belize”

  1. Teddy Steinway says:

    With all respect this Ambassador needs to buff up on her grammar.

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