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April Potluck

table with pot luck dishes

The Arkansas Legislature will adjourn (hopefully) the 2019 session on April 12th. Tippi McCullough and Jamie Scott will talk about their experiences in the House as new and minority members.

When: Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 PM.

Where: 2510 Hidden Valley Drive in Little Rock

Bring a dish to share

Bread and drinks provided

All are welcome!

March Potluck

Dr. Anika Whitfield

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!

Call to Action

sign that says "time to act" on an easel with people in background

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/

Women’s Struggles Today

Women's Struggles in Today's World event flyer

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 TurkeyPlease 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.

Special Guest at Feb. Potluck

Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. of Little Rock

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!