To provide research-based information and informed policy recommendations on issues of race and ethnicity.
UALR is classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and a community-engaged university, which uniquely places it in a position to not only conduct and produce high quality research but also to offer it as a way to change and improve community conditions in Little Rock and the state of Arkansas. Knowledge is power and it is our hope to unleash it in a responsible and effective manner that produces solutions. The Institute will continue to tap into the intellectual capital and resources of the UALR faculty to further its work.
The aim here is to use research information and data to shape and refine policies that address racial disparities and inequities at the local and state level. The academy must forge partnerships and leverage resources with government, private sector, nonprofits and local residents to achieve this objective.
Expanding the annual Racial Attitudes Conference’s scope and reach will be central to accomplishing this objective. IRE will be expanding its portfolio in this area for greater impact.
We work to accomplish Goal Two through:
- Research studies
- Journal/newspaper articles
- Position papers
- Public presentations
- Legislative briefings
- Special reports