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Activists given voice on race, injustice in Oct. 1 broadcast

Posted 29 Sep 2020

Arkansas PBS special shines a light on diverse communities

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — With issues of race and injustice continuing to be at the forefront of many discussions, there seems to be a new group bringing their voices to the conversation in Arkansas and around the nation. Arkansas PBS will illuminate the thoughts, ideas, and hopes of young activists from diverse communities around the state in “Healing the Divide: A New Generation of Activists” Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m.

Host Dr. Malcolm Glover, CEO of Glover Global Consulting, and guests will discuss topics involving race, including activism and community interactions. Joining the discussion will be: KenDrell Collins, attorney, community builder; Drekkia Writes, co-founder of The Movement; Detective Kendall Harper, Little Rock Police Department; Irvin Camacho, immigrant rights advocate; Emma Davis, college student, activist.

Additionally, Jimmy Warren, founder and host of ArkanTalk, will speak with Layla Holloway, college student, activist; Dr. Terry Engel, professor at an Arkansas institution; and Rep. Nicole Clowney (D – Fayetteville).

Other pieces will feature Dr. Phillip Fletcher, Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow and Jamee and Norel McAdoo.

Arkansas PBS will also air “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism,” Sunday, Oct. 11, at 8:30 a.m. and Monday, Oct. 12, at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The half-hour program will feature authentic conversations between real children and their parents and will include content from PBS KIDS series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Arthur” and “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.” The show will feature kids and their parents talking about race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way, such as noticing differences in race, understanding what racism can look like, and embracing the role people play in standing up for themselves and each other – offering viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home.

“PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism” will also be part of PBS KIDS Family Night on Arkansas PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and streaming on, the PBS KIDS Video app and on PBS KIDS’ Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. A complete schedule is available at, and channel information is available at

PBS KIDS provides a variety of resources – including articles, a webinar, booklists, links to programming, and more – at to help parents have meaningful conversations with young children about race, racism and being anti-racist.

Families and educators looking for resources to talk to children and help them learn about race, racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, news, current events and more can access free content from Arkansas PBS LearningMedia (

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