March 29, 2018
-Dawn Itzkowitz, Chairperson of the Arkansas Autism Foundation and Wally Waller, Event Emcee | Arkansas Autism Foundation kicks off the 2nd Annual Autism Festival and Walk, Saturday, March 31st from 10am-1pm at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Runners and Walkers of all ages can participate in this free event. A Balloon Release will be held in memory of Tyler Dannaway, a young advocate for himself and others living on the autism spectrum. There will be a family-friendly festival with entertainment, refreshments and sensory friendly activities, including an Easter egg hunt and mobile video game station, where businesses, service providers, local support resources and sponsors will be showcased. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com. To learn more, like Arkansas Autism Foundation on Facebook or call 501-951-0115.
-Carol Johnson, J.D., M.A., Executive Director of Arkansas Fair Housing Commission | Arkansas Fair Housing Commission hosts its annual Fair Housing/Fair Lending Conference, “Building the Next Generation of Diverse Arkansas Communities,” April 2nd-5th at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Little Rock and other locations around the city. The conference constitutes Arkansas’ single largest fair housing educational outreach program and will feature local, state and national housing, lending and development professionals to provide a broad range of fair housing and fair lending information to help ensure open and equitable access to housing statewide. Conference week highlights include a viewing of the film “Hidden Figures,” a Civil Rights Bus Tour, and a keynote address from Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Anna Farias, HUD FHEO Assistant Secretary. There is no cost to attend the events. *A nominal $25 fee will be charges if you would like professional development credits for the workshops. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com. To learn more, visit www.fairhousing.arkansas.gov or Like Arkansas Fair Housing on Facebook or call 501-682-3247.
-Melrita M. Johnson, LMSW, President/Founder of Reform, Inc. and Carol Johnson, J.D., M.A., Board Member | Reform, Inc. presents Sister Friend Empowerment Expo, April 6th-7th at the Pine Bluff Convention Center featuring national gospel recording artist Jekalyn Carr as the keynote speaker (Friday night), with Maurice Tatum as emcee. Onsite vendors and health screenings will be conducted. Saturday will feature national motivational speaker Shun Strickland, Faithful Chics Boutique Owner Crystal Perkins, and various other speakers. Lady Charisse Green will be the emcee on Saturday, which will also include Breakout Sessions, and more.
- Fri., April 6 – Doors open at 4pm | Event starts at 7pm
- Sat., April 7 – Doors open at 8am | Event starts at 8am
Meet & Greet all-inclusive VIP packages are still available for purchase. Single Day, Two-Day, & Reserved tickets can be purchased at ticket outlets: Father & Son Clothier in Pine Bluff; Ugly Mike Records in Little Rock; Royal Design in West Memphis; and Cedric Williams Insurance Agency in Forrest City or online at www.reformincarkansas.org. For group rates for 10 or more, call 870-872-3676. *Reform, Inc (Resiliency Empowerment Faith OveRcoMer) is a non-profit corporation operated exclusively for educational, religious, scientific, literacy, and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. It was incorporated April 2013 and is currently based out of Pine Bluff (Jefferson County), Arkansas. To learn more about Reform, Inc.. like Reform, Inc. on Facebook.