November 03, 2016
– Lara Blume McGhee, Founder of ALS in Wonderland Foundation for the 2nd Annual ALE Run. This annual event will be held, Sunday, November 6th at 2pm in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell in Little Rock. Runners, walkers, rollers, and drinkers can enjoy live music, gourmet food, games, and more! The purpose is to raise funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS affects about 6,000 people through the nation each year. Proceeds will benefit the ALS in Wonderland Foundation. For registration information, visit www.alsinwonderland.com/alerun or call 501-492-6955 or email [email protected].
– Latriana Hairston-Robertson and Nina Scaife of the Central Arkansas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for the 20th Anniversary Masquerade Ball. This annual event will be held Saturday, November 12th from 7pm-11pm at Four Points Sheridan, 925 South University Ave in Little Rock. Formal attire is required and a mask is encouraged. Central Arkansas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. For ticket information, visit www.caacdeltas.org or call 501-417-9183.
– Rizelle Aaron, Arkansas state NAACP President came to talk about his newly appointed role and the mission of the organization. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. The objectives is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens; achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes; to seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local scuring civil rights; to inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination; and to educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution. For more information, visit www.naacp.org or call 501-940-4619 or email [email protected].
– Senator Linda Chesterfield, Senator Joyce Elliott, and State Representative Vivian Flowers for Women of Color Vote: Get Out The Vote Rally. This event will be held, Friday, November 4th from 11:30am-12:30pm on the steps of the State Capitol. The purpose is to raise the voice, vote, interests, and representation of women of color in Arkansas. For more information, visit “Women of Color Vote”on Facebook.