Today’s Communiqué – 2.19.24

1. [TODAY] Friends of Judge Carlton Jones for Arkansas State Supreme Court Host Fundraiser

2. The Arkansas Minority Health Commission and Arkansas Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association Present ‘Ask The Doctor’ featuring Dr. Stephen Broughton, Jr., M.D.

3. Virtual Candidate Forum Hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Eta Omega Chapter

4. Jacksonville NAACP Presents the 5th Annual Ivory Tillman Black History Speech Competition

5. An Evening with Sho Baraka at Mosaic Church

What An immersive evening featuring conversation, music, and Q&A at the intersection of Culture and Faith with an emphasis on Black Christian tradition and cultural movements.

Learn how God has used African American Christians throughout history to shape American culture beyond church walls.

Hear how the African American expression of faith remains centered on biblical fidelity, social action, and cultural engagement. 

6. Little Rock Freedom Fund & Partners Host Free Screening of Netflix’s ‘Rustin’

Netflix’s ‘Rustin’ –the story of Bayard Rustin, gay Black civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington will screen on Monday, Feb. 26th at CALS Ron Robinson Theater. The event is a collaboration between the Little Rock Freedom Fund, Arkansas Public Policy Panel, Little Rock’s Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, InTRANSitive, Human Rights Campaign, The Micheaux Award & Film Labs, Yellow Velvet Studios, Get Loud Arkansas, Arkansas Cinema Society and the Central Arkansas Library System.

Doors open at 5:30 pm for “A Toast to Bayard Rustin” Champagne Happy Hour sponsored by The Micheaux Award & Film Labs, the screening starts at 6:30 pm. A panel discussion with representatives from Little Rock Freedom Fund, Arkansas Public Policy Panel, InTRANSitive, Human Rights Campaign and Get Loud Arkansas will occur after the film. Admission is FREE, reserve tickets here.