Submitted by Kanika Morgan
The Arts & Letters and Membership Committees of the Westchester Alumnae Chapter curated an unforgettable experience during the “opening” and “closing” night performances of X: The Life & Times of Malcolm X at THE METROPOLITAN OPERA on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 2 respectively.
The opera presented 12 vignettes from the life of Malcom X, from youth to his death. During opening night, Soror Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, invited sorors to an intimate cocktail reception prior to the performance where all engaged in discussion with hip-hop legend Nas and Soror Arian Simone, the founder of the Fearless Fund – a fund that invests in women of color led businesses.
During the closing night performance, Marcia Sells, Chief Diversity Officer for The Metropolitan Opera, invited sorors and guests to a private champagne toast during the first intermission. She addressed the group and reminded everyone that she is charged with amplifying the Met Opera’s diversity equity and inclusion programming and exposing this art form to a wider audience. All attendees agreed – mission accomplished! It was a top tier experience and an evening everyone will remember!