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UCR Celebrates Legacy of Malcolm

UCR Celebrates Legacy of Malcolm X

(May 10, 2002)

UCR student speakers, singers, poets, musicians, dancers and members of the community will offer a tribute to Malcolm X and his legacy at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15th in the Watkins 1000 Recital Hall at the University of California, Riverside.

Malcolm X, who was born Malcolm Little, was assassinated April 21, 1965 at the age 39, when he was at the height of his influence in the struggle for racial equality, economic justice and human rights in the U.S. and abroad. His Islamic name at the time of his death was El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. He would be 77 years old on May 19, 2002 if he were still alive.

Dr. E.M. Abdulmumin, director of African Student Programs at UCR, will deliver the keynote address entitled, 'Malcolm X: Social Context and Ideological Perspectives.”

Dr. Abdulmumin is a native of South Central, Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Ecology in 1982 from UC Irvine. He is an associate clinical professor of psychology in the Thomas T. Haider UCR/UCLA Biomedical Sciences Program. He is also the Superintendent of the Saturday Academy and the Project Administrator of the award-winning National Youth Sports Program.

He is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in forensic psychology and is an expert witness and psychological examiner for the San Bernardino County Superior Court District.

The celebration of Malcolm’s legacy is sponsored by African Student Programs, The Department of Ethnic Studies, The Center for Ideas and Society, African Americans United in Science, National Society of Black Engineers, Pan African Theme Hall, African Student Programs-Student Advisory Council, African Student Alliance, Associate Student Programs Board and Muslim Student Union.

This event is free and open to the public. There is a $4.00 fee for parking.

More information about this event is available at (909) 787-4576.

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