2022 National Day of Racial Healing Events

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The Arkansas Municipal League, the Association of Arkansas Counties, the UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, the UALR Racial Barriers Committee, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Just Communities of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement co-hosted the press conference officially opening the week.

Mayor George B. McGill of Ft. Smith, AR, issues his NDORHAR2022 proclamation recognizing the National Day of Racial Healing in the State of Arkansas.

The UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement hosted a panel discussion with three embedded small group dialogues, entitled “Revisiting Broken Systems.”

The Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement (APJMM) hosted a screening of the documentary “Monumental Crossroads: The Fight for Southern Heritage.”

The UA-Little Rock Downtown, in association with the UA-Little Rock Racial Barriers Committee, & the Student Government Association hosted a panel discussion on the book “Remembering Emmett Till” and the Emmett Till Memory Project with author Dr. David Tell and editor Dr. Guy Lancaster, of the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas.

The APJMM Pulaski County Community Remembrance Project hosted a fireside chat with Dr. Jemar Tisby, author of “How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice.”

The APJMM Pulaski County Community Remembrance Project hosted a fireside chat with Dr. Jemar Tisby, author “How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice.”

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosted a panel discussion and conversation exploring the speeches of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., after the March on Washington, focusing on his 1967 speech, “The Other America.”

UA-Little Rock Downtown, in association with the UA-Little Rock Racial Barriers Committee, and the UA-Little Rock Graduate Students Association, hosted an engaged conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in various sectors across the state with perspectives from UA-Little Rock scholars and community professionals in education, city management, law, religious studies, and cultural affairs.

The APJMM Pulaski County Community Remembrance Project, through its Central Arkansas chapter of Coming To The Table, presented “Cousins: Connected Through Slavery, a Black Woman and a White Woman Discover Their Past–and Each Other” featuring authors Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby.

The UA-Little Rock Racial Barriers Committee and the UA-Little Rock Graduate Student Association co-hosted, in partnership with the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement, the “Collegiate Art of Racial Healing: Public Policy and Its Role in Racial Justice” featuring Osyrus Bolly during an evening of music, poetry, comedy, and inspiration, emceed by Ron Mc, the Hiphoptimist.

Arkansas PBS, the UA-Pine Bluff, and the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement co-hosted “Ali in Arkansas–From Athlete to Leader” to explore how issues that made headlines during three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali’s lifetime are still relevant today.

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