December 12, 2019
– Guests: Wendell Scales with 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock | A Christmas Gala will be presented by 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock, Friday, December 13th at the Doubletree Hotel in the Ballroom in Downtown Little Rock. Doors open at 6pm and the Gala will begin at 6:30pm. This year will commemorate the 20th year anniversary of the chapter. In addition, they will be celebrating the 8th graduating class of the 100 Academy Mentoring Program will be honored, along with local leaders. Service work of the chapter done throughout the year will also be highlighted. Which includes the annual Mentoring Across a Lifetime Conference, Community Partnerships and more. The gala will feature a dinner, special presentations, and live entertainment. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and for more information, visit www.blackmenglr.com.
Guests: Lana Nayles, President of the Little Rock Chapter of The Links, Inc. and Whitney Montague, Event Co-Chair | The Little Rock Chapter of The Links, Inc. hosts their annual Holiday Jazz Brunch, Saturday, December 14th at 11am at the Statehouse Convention Center in the Wally Allen Ballroom in downtown Little Rock. The theme is “Celebrating You” for your generosity. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support local initiatives and projects designed to enrich, educate and serve the Arkansas community. Some of this year’s beneficiaries and partners include Henderson Middle School, J.A. Fair High School, and LA Fitness. The Holiday Jazz Brunch is SOLD OUT. For ticket information, to make a donation or to learn more about the organization, visit www.lrlinks.cbo.io or text LRLINKS to 56651 or call 501-492-9660.
Guests: Senator Linda Chesterfield and DuShun Scarbrough, Executive Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission | The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and partners will hosts a series of events for King Week in 2020. The free commemorative festivities will include Hoxie Integration 65th Anniversary, Witness to History Presentation Sara Collins Rudolph “The Fifth Girl”, MLK Family Night of History, King Reflections, Bus Tour and Unveiling of New King Bus, and the MLK “Day of Impact”. The dates will be January 13th-20th. During the “Day of Impact”, there will be an Interfaith Prayer Breakfast with special guests Dr. Christopher Davis of Memphis, Television Entertainer Carl Payne, and Community Activist Tracy Martin, also the father of Trayvon Martin. The Little Rock NAACP, partnered with the MLK Commission will present the 34th Annual Marade at 10am. For a list of the detailed events and times, visit www.arkingdream.com or call 888-290-KING (5464).