2022 Arkansas Racial Equity Summit

The 2022 Arkansas Racial Equity Summit was hosted on November 10th, 2022 in McCastlain Hall at the University of Central Arkansas.

Our 2022 speakers included:

  • Dr. Candice Maxwell, Professor/Distinguished Equity Fellow at the University of Central Arkansas
  • Williams M. Rogers III, Vice President and Director of the Institute for Economic Equity at the Federal Bank of St. Louis
  • Tanya Odom, Equity and Inclusion Program Director at the Walton Family Foundation
  • Ronnie Williams, Author of Markham Street: The Haunting Truth Behind the Murder of My Brother, Marvin Leonard Williams.

Our team at the University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) is dedicated to finding ways to be more intentional in designing content and moving the needle on racial equity and justice in Arkansas. We recognize that creating equity is an extremely important part of community development and economic development.

You can find the Resource List developed at the 2022 Arkansas Racial Equity Summit by following this link.

You can find Dr. Candice Maxwell’s “Equity is a Personal Journey” presentation linked here.

You can find Dr. Bill Rodger’s “The State of Economic Equity: “Jobs are Harder to Create than Voting Rolls” presentation linked here.

You can view the 2022 Arkansas Racial Equity Summit agenda by following this link. 

You can learn more about the 2021 Arkansas Racial Equity Summit by following this link.

You can learn more about the 2020 Arkansas Racial Equity Summit by following this link.

Thank you to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame for providing UCA CCED with a grant to make this program possible (and free of charge for participants)!