Dr. E.M. Abdulmumin, the Director of the Du Bois Institute, received a proclamation from Mayor Ronald Loveridge on March 21, 2006, in the Art Pick City Council Chambers, recognizing his community work in Riverside.
The highest honor that the city can bestow on a citizen, the proclamation recognized Dr. Abdulmumin
as a recent recipient (one of thirteen) of a Civil Rights award bestowed on him by the California Association of Human Relations Organizations
(CAHRO) at their annual convention in Sacramento on January 9, 2006.
...Dr. Abdulmumin oversees a diverse group of programs that address youth, their families, and community.The Du Bois Institute
offers youth the skills for achieving academic and personal excellence through after-school tutoring, computer skills, martial arts, drumming classes, and college preparation.It recently received Title I No Child Left Behind funding.Dr. Abdulmumin, former Project Administrator of the Award Winning National Youth Sports Program and Saturday Academy at UCR, was a recipient of the 2005 Inland Empire African American "Education of the Year Award," 2003 Arc of Riverside "Spirit of the Dove Award" for his work with youth and families.As an educator, Dr. Abdulmumin has frequently stepped forward to address issues that cross and connect Riverside's communities.He serves on the Riverside Unified School District Superintendent's Advisory Round Table, as a member of the Eastside Think Tank, as the Education Chair and Executive Committee member of the Riverside branch of the NAACP, and is a longtime member of the Mayor's Multicultural Forum.He is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychology in the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences and is a Senior Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the University of La Verne.As a clinical-forensic psychologist, Dr. Abdulmumin specializes in issues of youth and violence with emphases on the juvenile and criminal justice systems, gangs, and race.He grew up in the tough ghetto of South Central Los Angeles but went on to earn a Ph.D. at UC Irvine's acclaimed Social Ecology Program, with a dissertation on prisoner religious fellowship, self help groups and gangs.He has continued to teach for the California Department of Youth Authority, offering classes on race and ethnicity, criminology, psychology and sociology for incarcerated youth in the University of La Verne's Educational Programs in Corrections.His understanding of the challenges faced by inner city youth emerges directly from his own life experience, and he serves as a very real role model for imprisoned youth, for community youth and families, and for university students.Dr. Abdulmumin can be contacted at the Du Bois Institute (951.662.3878 or emabdu,,,ahoo.com or duboisinstitute.org).