Today’s Communiqué – 5.9.22

1. Arkansas Arts Council Hosts Learning Series: On Race, Diversity and Inclusion Featuring NPR’s Chief Diversity Officer, Keith Woods

GetSmART! Learning Series: On Race, Diversity and Inclusivity – Writer, coach and news leader Keith Woods will talk about the power voice can have in changing, challenging and uplifting communities.

This free, virtual workshop will be Tuesday, May 10, 6-7 p.m. 

 Click Here To Register

2. UCA Hosts Its Centering Equity Conference Pre-Conference Virtual Event – “Disrupting the Patterns of Narrative Deception” featuring Rev. Dr. Denise Donnell, JusTalk Consulting

The world we live in operates under a series of false narratives perpetuated by systems grounded in racism. These false narratives promote messages that suggest a person is successful and worthy when they meet specific criteria or achieve a milestone in pursuing the American Dream. Yet our narratives should tell an authentic story of who we are and how we experience the world. But what happens when those narratives are distorted or, even worse, the narratives are deceptive?

Click Here To Register for the Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm Event

3. UCA Hosts Its Centering Equity Conference Virtual Event – “Centering Equity Through Allyships” featuring Keynote Speaker Jerrod Benjamin, President & CEO of LeadFirm

The Centering Equity Conference will influence thinking and engage participants in individual and collective action for social change. To ‘center equity’ means to focus on and create a point of action whereby fairness and justice are explicitly implemented in your personal and professional life and within your organizational structure.

Click Here To Register for the Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm Event

4. Nicole Hart for North Little Rock City Council Hosts Meet & Greet

5. Friends and Family Fundraiser To Re-elect Justice of The Peace Kristina Gulley

6. Preservation of African American Cemeteries Hosts Its 13th Memorial In May Cemetery Preservation Conference

7. Central Arkansas Library System Speaker Series Welcomes Dr. Imani Perry