Multicultural librarians and community liaisons are working to connect communities of color with their local public libraries. In this episode, we talk to four Arkansans about their efforts to educate minorities about resources available at libraries.
The Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas’ Cinco de Mayo Festival has a hybrid format this year. The annual event supports scholarships for Latino students.
The Latino Art Project is a Little Rock-based agency that showcases the work of Hispanic artists like muralist José Hernández.
The Senate Education Committee has approved a bill that would permit DACA recipients to become licensed teachers in the state of Arkansas.
Legislation that would allow bilingual education in schools is one of two bills impacting immigrants approved by the House yesterday.
In this episode, we discuss the impact of the state’s new stand your ground law on minorities, and the possibility of legislators approving a hate crimes bill.
Esperanza Massana-Crane is the new director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division.
New policies implemented by President Joe Biden’s administration will impact Arkansas immigrants and refugees.
A ‘stand your ground’ bill has passed the Arkansas Senate and now heads to the Arkansas House Judiciary Committee.
HWOA is hosting a live, virtual watch party for the inauguration. The watch party will be followed by a live forum called The Arkansas Latino Vote.
Arkansas teachers are continuing to learn new platforms and adapt to teaching remotely amid the pandemic.
The report includes 27 recommendations for police reform including enhancing accountability for excessive force and increasing annual mandatory bias training.
DACA applications are being accepted again, but the filing fee can be a barrier. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been created to help Arkansas applicants.
Arkansas artists are receiving funding to support their work which includes the creation of music, poetry, theatre and food.
Arkansas United’s Essential Workers Fund has helped more than 800 families impacted by the pandemic. However, 300 remain on a waiting list.
An immigrant advocacy group is helping Spanish-speakers navigate the application process for the new Arkansas Fresh Start program.
A large number of minority voters and candidates participated in the 2020 Election in Arkansas.
Kevin Flores is the first Latino elected to city office in Springdale. He was one of three candidates of color seeking a seat on city council.
A new voter protection hotline has been created to serve all Spanish-speaking Arkansans who may have questions leading up to Election Day.
In this episode of the Affirmative Action podcast, we discuss some of the factors contributing to the virus having a big impact on minority communities and what can be done to help them.
COVID-19 has had a significant toll on the Latinx community in Northwest Arkansas.