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May 18, 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Keynote, "Confronting White Grievance" Symposium 2024

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Hajar Yazdiha Speaker Reel

Hajar Yazdiha Speaker Reel

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Reclaiming the Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement #ThePeoplesKing

Reclaiming the Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement #ThePeoplesKing

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2023 LA Book Festival

2023 LA Book Festival

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Roundtable | Why Does 1963 Matter Today?

Roundtable | Why Does 1963 Matter Today?

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Hajar Yazdiha - Vroman's Bookstore Event

Hajar Yazdiha, In Conversation With Gina Clayton-johnson, Discusses The Struggle For The People’s King  | Vroman's Bookstore

Interview With an Author: Hajar Yazdiha  | Los Angeles Public Library

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Hajar Yazdiha in person at Back Cove Books  | Back Cove Books

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Book Talk & Signing w/ Hajar Yazdiha & Amber Payne  | Frugal Bookstore

Select Op-Eds and Essays


The Problem With Comparing Today’s Activists to Martin Luther King Jr. [Op-Ed]

Time Magazine  | January 15, 2024


60 years after the March on Washington, MLK's dream has become a nightmare {Op-Ed]

The Hill  | August 28, 2023


Martin Luther King Jr.’s moral stance against the Vietnam War offers lessons on how to fight for peace in the Middle East. [Op-Ed]

The Conversation  | January 10, 2024

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This 4th of July, let’s reflect on the dangerous politics of revisionist history {Op-Ed]

The Grio  | July 4, 2023

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Immigrant communities are indebted to the civil rights movement. [Op-Ed]

Los Angeles Times  | August 28, 2023


How the distortion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words enables more, not less, racial division within American society {Op-Ed]

The Conversation  | January 12, 2023

Select Interviews and Features


Everyone from the Tea Party to immigrants rights groups want a piece of Dr. King

NPR Code Switch  |

January 10, 2024

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The Struggle for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Memory

Contexts Podcast  |

January 15, 2024


Writing when it's not
"warm and fuzzy"

Women Winning at Writing  |

January 31, 2024


Reclaiming the Legacy of Dr. King w/Hajar Yazdiha

Greenhouse Gaslighting Podcast 

January 15, 2024

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Life & Work with Hajar Yazdiha

Voyage LA | October 16, 2023

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Wake Up With WURD

WURD Radio  | September 26, 2023

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"Humanity" with Hajar Yazdiha

What's the Value  | September 8, 2023

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How the Memory of the '60s Civil Rights Era is Being Co-opted

Who What Why | June 19, 2023


Hajar Yazdiha on the
Tavis Smiley Show

Tavis Smiley Show |

January 15, 2024


Hajar Yazdiha on the politics of togetherness and imagining collective futures

Mind Full of Everything  |

March 15, 2024

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The Struggle for the People’s King

PUP Ideas Podcast   |

January 12, 2024

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How We Can Fix the Culture Gap and Reclaim Dr. King's Powerful Message

The Living Numbers Podcast  | October 24, 2023

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Meet the Author: Hajar Yazdiha

Oakland Public Library  | October 14, 2023

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Collective Memory and Civil Rights: A Dialogue with Hajar Yazdiha

Converging Dialogues  | September 14, 2023

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The Struggle For The People’s King featuring Hajar Yazdiha

A Moment with Erik Fleming  | August 28, 2023

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Talking with Dr. Hajar Yazdiha

The San Francisco Experience | June 24, 2023


The Struggle for the People's King

New Books Network |

January 30, 2024


Hajar Yazdiha on
The Struggle for the People's King

The Sociology Annex  |

February 19, 2024


How distorted memories of the Civil Rights Movement fuel today’s divisions

Outrage Overload   |

January 15, 2024

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Frankenstein History with Hajar Yazdiha

Water Cooler Podcast | October 24, 2023

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The Co-optation of History and MLK

Friends Like Us  | September 27, 2023

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The Politics of Martin Luther King's Legacy

The Interesting Times  | September 13, 2023

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The Struggle for the People's King

SoCal Voices  | August 24, 2023

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