UALR reps to serve on race relations panel


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The Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock will present the “Past, Present, Future: Race Relations” panel discussion from 7 – 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the church located at 1818 Reservoir Road in Little Rock.

Dr. Michael R. Twyman, director of the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, will serve on the panel along with Dr. Barclay Key, assistant professor in the UALR Department of History and member of the Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission.

UUCLR started a community series of speakers in 2013 to address topics of interest to the community. Past topics have organic farming, politics, and ways to achieve peace. The panel on race relations will be moderated by Dr. Allan Ward is Professor Emeritus in the UALR Department of Speech Communication. Ward helped establish the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission in 1994.

In addition representatives from UALR, Senator Joyce Elliot, D-Little Rock of the 33rd District; Maricella Garcia, director of Catholic Charities Immigration Services in Little Rock; and Elvon Reed, education director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center; will also serve on the panel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments and drinks will be served. RVSP at

For more information, contact Nancy Kimpel at

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