Panel on “The Effect of Racism: A Call for Reconciliation and Need to Build a More Inclusive Community”

The Central Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers and the Arkansas Association of Black Psychology Professionals present “The Effect of Racism: A Call for Reconciliation and Need to Build a More Inclusive Community” discussion panel on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Philander Smith College’s Kendall Center. Lunch will be provided. Register below! Please call 501-223-8883 for more information.

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This is an opportunity to join the national narrative on racial issues that impact our community. This forum will review the current racial divide, discuss racism and its effect in our community. This free event is open to the public and will feature the following panelists: Dr. John Kirk, Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History, Director of Institute on Race and Ethnicity; Dr. Patricia Newton, psychiatrist, CEO and Medical Director of Black Psychiatrists of America, and author of “Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder;” Dr. Robert L. Williams, professor emeritus of psychology, Washington University, Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Inductee and author of “Racism Learned at an Early Age;” Dr. Ruby Burgess, senior consultant and president, The Burgess Group, Inc., retired educator and higher education administrator; and Dr. Terrence J. Roberts, psychologist, one of the Little Rock Nine, Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Inductee, author of “Lessons from Little Rock,” and CEO of Terrence J. Roberts & Associates. Ms. Pamela Smith, Director of Communications for the Little Rock School District, will moderate. Four Continuing Education Units Available, Fee of $25.00.

Event sponsors are the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, Arkansas Humanities Council, Second Presbyterian Church, Central High Museum, and Philander Smith College.