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UCR event to celebrate birthday of Malcolm X

UCR event to celebrate birthday of Malcolm X

(May 9, 2001)

A celebration commemorating Malcolm X, a leader in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Watkins Recital Hall at the University of California, Riverside. The event is open to the public free of charge.

The keynote speaker for the event is Paul Green, assistant professor in the UCR School of Education and an authority in educational politics, higher education policy and law, and racial and ethnic inequality in education. His talk is titled "Theory, Praxis & Community Service: Cornerstones of Political, Social and Intellectual Achievement in Black America."

Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965. Born Malcolm Little, he died with the Muslim name El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. He would be 76 on May 19 were he still alive.

The event is sponsored by UCR African Student Programs, the Center for Ideas and Society, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Pan-African Theme Hall, African Student Programs' Student Advisory Council, the African Student Alliance and the Muslim Student Union.

Maps and directions to the event are available at UCR information kiosks located at the University Avenue and the Canyon Crest Drive campus entrances, or on the campus web site Visitor parking costs $3 per vehicle.

For more information, call the African Student Programs office at (909) 787-4576.

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