Diversity Resources

News, resources and information on diversity and multicultural issues.

An Open Letter to Brothers and Sisters of Color

By Derald Wing Sue Dear Brothers and Sisters of Color: I write to you and to those white folks who have marched with us against racism and shown that their hearts are in the right place. Throughout our people’s histories, we have had to contend with invalidation, oppression, injustice, terrorism and genocide. Racism is a constant reality…

Event Thursday, July 14: Affirming the Transgender Community

Affirming the Transgender Community: A Discussion with Local Leaders Date and Time: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 5:30pm Location: Christ Episcopal Church 509 Scott Street Little Rock, AR 72201 This event is free and open to all, and no registration is required. For more information, contact Dr. Khiela Holmes at KJHolmes@uams.edu. Sponsored by the Arkansas…

Becoming an Adult in the Face of Racism

The transition from adolescence to adulthood has unique physiological, psychological and sociopolitical consequences for African-American youth. By Elan C. Hope, PhD, Lori S. Hoggard, PhD, and Alvin Thomas, PhD June 2016, Vol 47, No. 6 Source: APA Monitor. http://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/06/ce-corner.aspx This article also available for CEUs through the American Psychological Association. (see original article link above)…

Psychologists on the Orlando Shooting

Psychologists on the Orlando Shooting In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) has put together several related resources offered by the  American Psychological Association (APA). Please feel free to circulate widely. ArPA can be reached for any additional information or resources needed. The following articles are found…

Impact of Discrimination Part 4: Groups with Higher Average Stress

The American Psychological Association‘s 2015 Stress in America Survey results are in, this year highlighting the impact of discrimination on various groups. This is the fourth and final part of the series: Impact of Discrimination Part 4: Groups with Higher Average Stress. Click on the links for Part 1: Experiencing Discrimination, Part 2: Stress Levels…

Event 4/21/16: Religious/Spiritual Diversity within Mental Health

Religious/Spiritual Diversity within Mental Health and Mental Health Service Delivery Please join the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) and the Arkansas Association of Black Psychology Professionals (AABPP) at Philander Smith College on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30 until 7:30 pm for a discussion on religious and spiritual diversity within mental health and mental health service delivery.…