Goal One

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’s annual surveys has been, “Why don’t you just leave it alone?  Why re-open old wounds?” The reality is that the wounds never healed. The fact that all is not well needs to be broadly understood.

        Celebrations             Conferences             Speaker Series
Audience at 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County ConferenceAngela Davis

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 – prominent, thought-provoking, controversial, non-controversial
  • Conferences, seminars, workshops on racial and ethnic topics, often in partnership with other organizations

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