Diversity Resources

News, resources and information on diversity and multicultural issues.

In Remembrance: Dr. Joseph L. White, Trailblazing Black Psychologist

Pioneering black psychologist, Joseph L. White, PhD, died in December 2017 at the age of 84. He was the first African American to receive a doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 1961. He spent the last 27 years of his distinguished career as a professor at University of California Irvine. Affectionately referred…

APA PRESIDENT CONNECTS BLACK HISTORY MONTH TO PSYCHOLOGY Press release from the American Psychological Association (APA), February 8, 2018 WASHINGTON — Following is the statement of Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, to mark Black History Month: “During Black History Month, I am particularly proud to celebrate some of the many African-American…

Gender Identity and Non-Conforming Individuals

Report from the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Fall Conference: Resources on Gender Identity and Non-Conforming Individuals October 13, 2017 Pat Griffen, PhD “Gender Identity” was one of the featured workshops for the 2017 ArPA Fall Conference. The workshop was designed to provide a comprehensive overview of gender identity for psychologists and mental health professionals to…

Diversity Film Night: Promises

Please join the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Diversity Committee for viewing of the film,Promises, and discussion to follow. Promises is a 2001 documentary that examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspectives of 7 children living in the Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Israeli neighborhoods of Jerusalem. There will be a 30 minute discussion following…

Slavery By Another Name: ArPA Film Night

Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Diversity Film Night Date and Time: Wednesday, March 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Philander Smith College, Titus Building, Room 107 There will bee a 30 minute discussion following the showing of the 90-minute film, “Slavery by Another Name”. The event is free and open to all, and no registration is required. For more…

Civil Rights Movement Luminary Speaks

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., Comes to Little Rock, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 From UALR Joel E. Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity: Join us at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Avenue, in the Friday Courtroom at 6 p.m on Tuesday, March 14, where Civil Rights Movement luminary,…