Defining Arkansas Values
The Urban League of the State of Arkansas has enjoyed a formal presence in our state since 1910, advancing policies that protect and expand the civil rights of all Arkansans. Defining Arkansas Values is a platform building a direct relationship with the Arkansas General Assembly in the interest of ensuring that all Arkansans have a voice in the legislative process while advising lawmakers on the challenges and injustices facing Arkansas citizens.
Defining Arkansas Values focuses on policy and advocacy goals grounded in the five (5) pillars of the Urban League; Health, Housing, Jobs, Education and Social Justice. Defining Arkansas Values will promote policy discussions that directly impact the ability for communities to grow and prosper. Through its statewide presence, the Urban League of the State of Arkansas pushes for greater resources and more effective policies to advance economic and social equality.
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Arkansans are experiencing challenges not seen in decades. The Urban League of the State of Arkansas works to promote progress through
the efforts of Defining Arkansas Values which is the hub of the Urban League’s civic engagement activities.
In response to an aggressive and concerted effort to undermine the voices of many Arkansans, in particular in poor and minority communities, the Urban League launched Defining Arkansas Values to help educate citizens about the activities of the Arkansas General Assembly and how they can engage in the legislative process.
Defining Arkansas Values Virtual Town Hall
Monday, February 8, 2021
Mayor George McGill
City of Fort Smith, Arkansas
Anna Beth Gorman
Executive Director, Women's Foundation of Arkansas
Dean John DiPippa
Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy
Dr. David Montague
Professor of Criminal Justice at UA Little Rock
Former Senator Shane Broadway
ASU Vice President for University Relations