To foster sustained awareness of the issues of race and ethnicity.
The first barrier to overcome is that many people do not believe there is a problem. Or if they concede there is a problem, they do not want to talk about it. There is a code of silence in most communities with regard to race and ethnicity. The most¬† frequent negative reaction to UALR‚Äôs annual surveys has been, ‚ÄúWhy don‚Äôt you just leave it alone?¬† Why re-open old wounds?‚ÄĚ The reality is that the wounds never healed. The fact that all is not well needs to be broadly understood.
We work to accomplish Goal One through:
- Conferences and presentations on the annual racial attitudes survey findings
- Celebrations of historical civil rights events
- Media: KUAR Radio and University Television original programming and broadcasting of Institute-related events, research, speakers, and panels Institute website and social media
- Speaker series ‚Äď prominent, thought-provoking, controversial, non-controversial
- Conferences, seminars, workshops on racial and ethnic topics, often in partnership with other organizations