ArCPA to talk social justice at Spring conference

The Arkansas College Personnel Association is hosting their 2014 Spring Drive-In Conference from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, at Philander Smith College. The theme of the conference is “Moving Forward in Social Justice: Where do We go from Here?” and will feature Rotary World Peace Fellow, author, and singer-songwriter, David LaMotte.

ARCPAspringdriveinThe conference will also include presentations from faculty and staff of Arkansas area colleges. Register at Dr. Michael Twyman, Institute director will present “Best Practices in Higher Education.”

Here is the full conference schedule:
David Lamotte 8:30 a.m. – Registration / Isolation Cell Tour
9:00 a.m. – Welcome with Dr. Lloyd Hervey
9:15 a.m. – Keynote David Lamotte
10:45 a.m. – Snack break in Kendall Atrium
11:00 a.m. – Immigration Reform & Social Justice with Dr. Zulma Toro, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Senator Joyce Elliott
11:45 a.m. – Best Practices in Higher Education with Dr. Michael Twyman
12:30 p.m. – Lunch in Kendall Atrium/CSAO Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Best Practice Sessions

LGBT Communities
Dr. Catherine Crisp
Kendall Elders Hall
Dr. Michael R. Twyman, UALRRestorative Justice
Rikki Turner and Debra Gentry
Library Conference Room
Disability as Diversity
Sharon Downs and Melanie Thornton
Kendall Nugent
Social Justice Leadership
Dr. Angela Webster-­‐Smith
Kendall Atrium
Harrison Community Task
Force on Race Relations Patty Methvin, Carolye Cline, Nate Jordan & Layne Ragsdale
Room 103

2:15 p.m. –  Social Justice General Session
2:45 p.m. – Closing Session with David Lamotte
4:30 p.m. – Conference ends

Lamotte has presented keynotes and workshops on four continents for many organizations, including Rotary International. He has taught, spoken, and performed concerts at conferences, churches, professional retreats, universities, corporations, and schools.

He obtained his masters in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia as a recipient of the prestigious Rotary Peace Fellowship. He is about to publish a book titled “World Changing 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness.”

Lamotte will also be performing in concert at 7 p.m. in Kendall Nugent free of charge for conference attendees. Guests can purchase tickets at

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The Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was founded in July 2011. With a vision to make Arkansas the best state in the country for promoting and celebrating racial and ethnic diversity, the Institute conducts research, promotes scholarship and provides programs that address racial inequities. It does so by facilitating open and honest dialogue aimed at empowering communities and informing public policy to achieve more equitable outcomes.

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