Come out for pizza and hear from Amy Bell, the Communications Director for Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. She will be speaking to us about the organization’s goals and current projects.
Our speaker for Tuesday night’s pot-luck wears many hats, the latest being an adviser to last month’s speaker, Mayor Frank Scott.
Dr. Anika T. Whitfield, a Little Rock Podiatric doctor and Baptist minister, is a tireless advocate and organizer for human rights, and justice, She has served in many capacities as a volunteer in the LR public schools and is a leader in Save our Schools and Grassroots Arkansas.
Dr. Whitfield is an active supporter in the local Poor Peoples Campaign, a revival of the campaign started by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just before his assassination. One of the goals of the campaign (shared by WAND) is to End U.S. militarism and make war a relic of the past.
Her enthusiasm is contagious. Join us!
LET THE SISTERHOOD SPEAK!
Support State Sen. Joyce Elliott’s resolution to add Arkansas to the list of states who believe it is time to pass the Equal rights Amendment (ERA) and add women to the constitution.
1. Call or email your legislators and tell them you support this resolution, SJR18.
2. Call or email members of the Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee and tell them to pass this resolution.
3.THURSDAY, MARCH 7 AT 9 AM be at the Capitol in the Old Supreme Court room wearing white.
MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH. LET’S MAKE HISTORY!
Need to look up your legislator? https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
Yes, we know there has been some progress in women’s rights and equality since 1960’s, but today, a half a century later, we still see gender-related discrimination in nearly every area: sports, government, business, education, etc. The US Congress has a record 125 women currently serving (104 in the House, 21 in the Senate). But we have a long way to go when it comes to gender parity! And women in other parts of the world have even bigger challenges. Not a day goes by without hearing terrible stories about women and children living in Asia, South America, Africa, and even parts of Europe. Let’s join together and keep pushing for change!
Our own Advisory Board member, State Senator Joyce Elliot and Ms. Aysun Serbes, who has recently made Arkansas her home after fleeing persecution with her husband and two children, will tell their stories. This event is co-sponsored by our friends at the Arkansas Culture and Dialog Center (fka the Raindrop Foundation) and Advocates for Silenced Turkey. Please RSVPto [email protected].
When: Friday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m. Where: 1501 Market Street, 72211 Refreshments and Q&A will follow the event.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 26th. at 6 p.m. Where: US Pizza in Hillcrest, 2710 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205
This month, we are excited to have LRSD eighth grade teacher Alyce Zottolli join us for a presentation and discussion on the group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America that was founded in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Watch a video of their storyhere. We hope to see you there!
We’re excited! Our new Mayor, Frank Scott, Jr. will attend this month’s potluck and share his vision of opportunity and purpose for everyone in Little Rock. Scott ran for Little Rock Mayor because he believes it’s time for new leadership in the capital city. He says it’s time to consider bold, new solutions for old problems. It’s time to work together and create more opportunities for everyone who calls Little Rock home.
In his words:“My roots are in Southwest Little Rock. Growing up, too often I witnessed the results of life without purpose. These lives were often filled with poor circumstances and a sense of hopelessness for the future. These scenes pushed me to live my life directed and motivated by purpose. Most people didn’t believe a kid from Southwest Little Rock would grow up to be a banker, an associate pastor, a state Highway Commissioner, or even walk the halls of the State Capitol shaping Arkansas public policy. Many may not believe that same kid from Southwest Little Rock can become mayor of the state’s largest city, but anything is possible if we unite vision and purpose to our potential.”
And on crime: “A thriving city can only exist where a safe city exists.” Frank believes a strong vision for Little Rock must include a foundation for public safety that is sensitive, fair, practical, and enforceable. Solutions must be comprehensive and based in diversity, culture, and community.”
Come bring your ideas for Little Rock’s future and plan to have a great conversation!
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm
2510 Hidden Valley Drive, Little Rock
Bring a dish to share
Bread and drinks provided
All are welcome
Carpool if possible – Parking is limited!
So – just what IS Planned Parenthood? The name can be deceiving, because this organization serves over four and a half million women and men worldwide every year, covering much more than just birth control. Christina Mullinax, Arkansas Organizer for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, will be there to enlighten us.
Check back soon for details!
‘Tis the Season! Welcome! Lift a Glass! Extend a Hand to Peace and Good Cheer! ACPJ and WAND invite you to enjoy nibbles, spirit, festive fruit punch and great company at our Holiday Party on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm, 2510 Hidden Valley Drive, Little Rock. No charge and no reservations required. Let us wage peace together in 2019! Carpool if you can – parking is limited.
Tuesday, November 27th at 6p.m.: Get ready for the upcoming legislature! This month, Bill Kopsky, Executive Director of the Arkansas Public Policy Panel, will discuss what to expect and how to prepare for it.
“The Arkansas Public Policy Panel advances social and economic justice through respect for human dignity, diversity, empowerment and an inclusive, fair and transparent political process. The Panel provides hands-on experience in civic participation by helping community groups organize, create infrastructure, set goals and develop action plans to reach those goals.” – http://www.arpanel.org/