Author Jason Irby Among Panelist To Discuss Domestic Violence During Communication Week at The University Of Central Arkansas (UCA)

Jason Irby, author of Love Within Life: So, You Want To Stop Violence? will participate as a panelist at The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Second Annual Communication Week.  The event is hosted by UCA’s Department of Communication.

The panel will answer questions, give comments and opinions, and will be moderated by Kandi Hughes, UCA Legal Counsel. The forum is scheduled for October 27, 2014 in the Student Center Ballroom at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

UCA Second Annual Communication Week Panelists

Dr. Rifat Akhter – UCA Department of Sociology

Teri Edens – Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Jason Irby – Author and Humanitarian

Reesa Ramsahal – UCA Counseling Center

Natalie Shock – UCA Athletic Department

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Author and Humanitarian Jason Irby to Host Event in Observance of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Inappropriate Behaviors for National Domestic Violence Month

Jason Irby, author of Love Within Life, recently released his latest book of the series.  The new book is entitled Love Within Life: So, You Want To Stop Violence?

On October 25, 2014, Irby will host an event along with Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers in observance of National Domestic Violence Month. The event will be held at the offices of Senator Flowers located at 217 Main Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas beginning at 2:30pm.

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Community Participates in Flag Ceremony Hosted by Author Jason Irby at the Arkansas Flag-Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza

Community leaders and organizations participated in the “Arkansas Flag-Wabbaseka Memorial’s Inaugural Year Celebration.”  

The Ceremony was held at Wabbaseka City Park in Wabbaseka, Arkansas on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. The ceremony commemorated the one year establishment of the Memorial Plaza in Wabbaseka’s Community Park. The memorial is the concept of author Jason Irby who grew up and attended schools in Wabbaseka.

“Recognizing history and giving back to my hometown and community has always been a goal in my life,” says Irby. “I am proud that the community has joined and participated with me to lift and recognize the history of Wabbaseka, a fading small town surrounded by agriculture that I call home.”

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Chair of Children and Youth Senate Committee Supports Author Jason Irby’s Effort To Stop Violence

Author Jason Irby is continuing his effort to bring attention and awareness of the contradictory stance by the sports leagues when it comes to the violent music or artists used to promote their games.

Irby’s second Awareness, Wellness and Choices Fair to stop violence took place on September 20, 2014 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The event was in support of Irby’s latest book in his Love Within Life Series: So, You Want to Stop Violence?

Arkansas Senator Stephanie Flowers, whose office was the location for the event, believes in the man behind the cause.

“When he puts his mind and effort in it, he gets things done,” she said. “I admire him for that and feel fortunate to know him. He makes things happen.  He has that energy.  He’s going to accomplish what he sets out to do.  The event will be a positive thing.  We will see a difference because of it,” she said.

Irby continued his quest to bring the awareness of the need for such pressure with his second event this year. The first event took place at the William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock, Arkansas on June 14th.  The event featured presentations by several community leaders, including representatives from the City of North Little Rock’s police and fire departments and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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UAPB Participates In Presentations and Discussions Hosted By Author Jason Irby to Stop Violence

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s (UAPB) Agriculture Department, Black Male Achievers and Essence of a Woman (campus organizations) joined author Jason Irby on September 14, 2014 at the offices of Senator Stephanie Flowers to give presentations and discussions and address the subject of stopping violence.

Irby, the author of Love Within Life: So, You Want To Stop Violence, hosted the latest book event to encourage the youth to make wise choices.   Irby also continued to urge the sports leagues to uphold personal conduct standards and reject rap and hip-hop songs that are violent, inappropriate and contradict the leagues personal conduct policies.

UAPB’s mentoring organizations Black Male Achievers (BMA) and Essence of a Woman (EOAW) were an impressive presence. They displayed the beauty and energy of youth along with wisdom and integrity of future leaders. Continue reading