Proclamation: National Day of Racial Healing

WHEREAS: The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to racial equality and we
acknowledge we must all work earnestly to create courageous and supportive environments
that address the traumatic past; promote the healing of the wounds created by racial, ethnic and
religious bias; and build an equitable and just society so that our people can thrive; and,

WHEREAS: Everyone has the right to be provided every opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive in
nurturing environments that do not violate their safety, dignity, and humanity; and,

WHEREAS: Every single person has the opportunity to exhibit an act of kindness to make a
simple change within their self that can have a profound effect on an entire society; and,

WHEREAS: If we all dedicate ourselves to the principles of truth, racial healing and
transformation, we can all bring about the necessary changes in thinking and behavior that will
propel Arkansas and the nation forward as a unified force where racial biases will become a
thing of the past; and,

WHEREAS: The University of Arkansas at Little Rock in conjunction with others throughout the
State of Arkansas, and the United States of America, acknowledges January 19, 2021, as the
“National Day of Racial Healing” and urges all citizens to promote truth, racial healing and
transformation in the ways that are best suited for them individually, as a means to working
together to ensure the best quality of life for everyone.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christina Drale, Chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
on behalf of our campus community, do hereby proclaim January 19, 2021 on the University of
Arkansas at Little Rock campus, as


IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the official seal of the
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, to be affixed this 19 th day of January 2021.

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