Jason Irby, author of Love Within Life: So, You Want to Stop Violence? and Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, will host a National Domestic Violence Awareness Month event.
The session will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Office of Senator Flowers, 217 Main Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Local experts will focus on the topic of violence, resolutions, and community responsibility. Free refreshments will be served.
Presenters include Adrian Gardner, professor and coordinator of the Domestic Violence Forum at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), Judge Rita Bailey of Pulaski County, Senator Flowers of District 25 and senate committee chairwoman, Robert Sturd, a retired officer of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, and Mayor-Elect Shirley Washington of Pine Bluff;
Additional presenters include Delois B. King, former educator, Rev. Benny Johnson of Arkansas Stop The Violence, Tiffney Lewis, a financial services representative, and Kim Jones Sneed, founder/publisher of Stuff in the Bluff.
Dorcas Vangilst, Director of Women’s Ministries at Dorcas House, Nyeshia Aldridge, Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson County, Pine Bluff Fire Department officials, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Small Farm Program, Essence of a Woman UAPB Mentoring Program, and Stamp Out Smoking representatives will also be attendance.
According to Irby, his book has inspired him to create an Awareness, Wellness and Choices Fair to address issues, such as, domestic violence, child abuse, bullying, peer pressure and other inappropriate behaviors.
The event is free and open to the general public.