Racial Attitudes Conferences

Since 2012, the Institute on Race and Ethnicity has organized the annual Racial Attitudes conference. The conference marks the official release of the annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County survey. A distinguished panel of experts responds to and comments on the findings of the report and fields community questions from the audience on the topic. You can view the full proceedings of each conference, broadcast each year by UALR University Television, below.

Eleventh Annual Conference: Money, Class and Opportunity
April 17, 2014

Featured Panelists: Maria Elena de Avila, Arkansas Department of Career Education; Heather Larkin, president and CEO of Arkansas Community Foundation; Rep. Fred Love, grants administrator for Pulaski County; Carmen Parks, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Terry Richard-Trevino, LULAC state director and UALR professor; and Rep. Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc. Moderated by Sen. Joyce Elliott.

Tenth Annual Conference: Crime and Punishment
March 28, 2013

Featured Panelists: Leta Anthony, Director, Lewis-Burnett Employment Finders, Inc.; Dr. Charles Chastain, Prison Library Project and UALR Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice; Eric Higgins, Assistant Chief of Police, Little Rock Police Department; Olly Neal, Appellate Court Judge (retired); and Robert Tellez, Attorney, Monterrey & Tellez Law Firm PLLC.

Ninth Annual Conference: Media
March 15, 2012

Featured panelists: John Brummett, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Frank Fellone, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Malcolm Glover, KUAR radio, Rafael Nunez, Arkansas Times; and Katherina Yancy KATV news.