September 15, 2016
-Katrina Owoh, 1st Vice President and Joy Springer, 2nd Vice President of the Beta Pi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for the “Ivy Awards.” The Beta Pi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Ivy Foundation of Little Rock hosts “The Ivy Awards,” Sunday, September 18th at 6 p.m. at Maumelle High School Performing Arts Center, 100 Victory Lane in Maumelle. Awards will be presented to those who have impacted Greater Little Rock in the areas of Educational Enrichment, Health Promotion, Family Strengthening, Environmental Ownership, and Global Impact. The celebratory evening will feature violinist Eric Taylor, as well as local acts. A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will support Beta Pi Omega and the Ivy Foundation of LR in providing scholarships and programs in Greater LR. For ticket information, visit www.betapiomega.com.
-Educator Edmond Davis for “Back-to- School: The 21st Century S.A.T.’s (Safety Advocacy Tips). Many U.S. citizens, in particular minorities of color, have been immensely affected by the strained encounters they’ve had with Law Enforcement Officers. in the second decade of this millennium, the advancement of technology has allowed citizens to capture countless detrimental events, which are displayed on social media sites and news stations throughout the world. The Safety Advocacy Tips (SAT) are simple strategies that can be employed in order to deescalate or avoid any misunderstandings, miscommunications, mis-interpretations, and miscues with law enforcement officers. A few of the 15 SAT’s derived from the ‘Respond-I-Bility’ presentation series as they are designed to empower citizens to ‘Respond-Responsibility’ to law enforcement are:
- Don’t always say what’s on your mind to officers as this may backfire.
- Keep a picture ID in your possession as it’s lawful in most states to have ID just in case it’s asked by the officer(s).
- Always make good eye contact. It’s a sign of respect, communication, and interest of what the officer is stating
- You don’t have the right to resist arrest from an officer, even if you think you are right.
- Politely re-state an order given by an officer to you. This assures you make the right moves without any issues.
To learn more of the 15 SAT’s derived from the ‘Respond-I-Bility’ presentation series, visit www.aviatethroughknowledge.com or call 318-243-9133 or like em’ on Facebook “Educator Edmond Davis.”
-Deborah Bell, Director of Community Development at Better Community Development, Inc. (BCD) and Attorney Efrem Neely for the 3rd Annual Neighbors Building Communities Gold Tournament. Better Community Development, Inc. (BCD) invites you to join them for the 3rd Annual Neighbors Building Communities Golf Tournament, Friday, September 23rd | 8am Breakfast and Registration | 9am Shotgun Start at the Country Club of Arkansas, 3 Country Club Circle in Maumelle. The event will assist BCD in its mission to improve the quality of life for low-income, underserved, disadvantaged and at-risk children, youth and families in Little Rock. To register for the 3rd Annual Neighbors Building Communities Golf Tournament or to learn more about Better Community Development, Inc., call 501-379-1539 or visit www.bcdinc.org.