What does the economic future hold for Pulaski County residents? Is access to upward mobility the same for everyone?
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. Thanks to UALR University TV, the forum is now available for viewing online. At the 11th annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County Forum, panelists discussed these issues in the context of the local, state, and national economy.
Watch Forum Below
See featured guests below:
Welcome – Daniel Torres, Peer Mentor, UALR Student Services Success Initiatives
Chancellor’s Remarks – Joel E. Anderson, Chancellor
About This Year’s Survey – Hunter Bacot, Director, UALR Institute of Government
About Today’s Forum – Michael R. Twyman, Director, UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity
Economic Overview of Central Arkansas – Michael Pakko, Chief Economist, State Economic Forecaster, UALR Institute for Economic Advancement
Panel Discussion – Moderated by Senator Joyce Elliott of the 33rd District
Maria Elena de Avila, Arkansas Department of Career Education
Rep. Fred J. Love, Grants Administrator, Pulaski County
Heather Larkin, President, CEO, Arkansas Community Foundation
Carmen Parks, Diversity Market Sales, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
Terry Trevino-Richard, LULAC State Director; UALR Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Rep. Darrin Williams, CEO, Southern Bancorp Inc.
See the lineup of the featured speakers at Money, Class and Opportunity forum guest here.
The forum was held from April 17 at the Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock.
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. Read the report and download the survey raw data at Racial Attitudes Surveys and Data.
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.