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UA - Pulaski Tech sets panel discussion for MLK, Jr. event

January 18, 2022

University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College will host a virtual panel discussion on Zoom Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 12 p.m. The panel will expound upon the topic, “Social Justice and Equity in the Pandemic.”

The event is held in honor of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and also ushers in Black History month, which is observed throughout February.

Panelists include Judge Tjuana Byrd, Professor Andre Cummings, and Judge Wendell Griffen. UA-PTC professor Mayo Johnson will moderate the discussion and the following Q&A session.

  • Judge Tjuana C. Byrd is a Pulaski County Circuit Judge in the 8th Division. Byrd serves by appointment as the chairman of the Racial Justice Task Force for the Arkansas Supreme Court’s Commission on Children, Youth and Families.
  • André Douglas Pond Cummings is Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development and the Charles C. Baum Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where he teaches Business Organizations, Contracts I and II, Corporate Justice, Entertainment Law and Hip Hop & the American Constitution. He is also the Co-Director of Bowen Law’s Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform.
  • Wendell Griffen is Pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, CEO and owner of Griffen Strategic Consulting, PLLC, and Circuit Judge for the Sixth Judicial District of Arkansas, Fifth Division. His consulting practice is based in Little Rock, Arkansas, and provides strategic advice and assistance to clients concerning cultural competence and inclusion (diversity).
  • Mayo Johnson is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Tech where he teaches Information Security. He is a member of the Cultural Diversity and Community Involvement Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. He is also a former Chair of the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission.

The event will also be broadcast via Zoom. The public is invited. Pre-registration is required. Register at

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