The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity presented the annual 11th Annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County Forum with theme, Money, Class and Opportunity in central Arkansas.
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Panelists included Maria Elena de Avila of Arkansas Department of Career Education; Heather Larkin, president and CEO of Arkansas Community Foundation; Rep. Fred Love of district 29 and grants administrator for Pulaski County; Carmen Parks, of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Terry Richard-Trevino, LULAC state director and professor in the UALR Department of Sociology; and Rep.Darrin Williams of district 36 and CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc. The discussion was moderated by Senator Joyce Elliott of the 33rd District.
What does the economic future hold for Pulaski County residents? Is access to upward mobility the same for everyone?
At the 11th annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County Forum, panelists discussed these issues in the context of the local, state, and national economy.
The forum was held from April 17 at the Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock.
See the lineup of the featured speakers at Money, Class and Opportunity forum guest here.
In addition to the discussion, the results of the 11th annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County Survey were released which focused on class, finances, and business.
About the Survey
The UALR Institute of Government has collected data on race relations in central Arkansas since the beginning of Dr. Joel E. Anderson’s tenure as Chancellor in 2003. The survey results are shared in a summarized report each year because the university believes sound research is essential in seeking out solutions to racial and ethnic injustice in Arkansas.