Arkansas has dozens of inherited food dishes or entrees that are commonly prepared and eaten by Arkansans and even shared around the world, but none bear a name associated with Arkansas or a city/municipality within its borders.
The 2016 Women’s History Month Observance was an awesome event. Author Jason Irby was joined by a dynamic and multi-dimensional panel of distinguished women. The panelists presented warm, yet direct dialogue and freely discussed both professional and personal aspects of their lives and contributions of women in history.
“The panelists and audience embraced each other’s passion, faith and energy which created a feeling of a family-style atmosphere,” Irby stated.
The Panel was divided into two groups. Six women were presenting panelists including:
After awarding 5 recipients as “Legend Among Us” before an enthusiastic audience at the Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month, author Jason Irby announced his pledging of the first $500.00 to establish a contest that would create a signature Arkansas food dish.
Irby is an author, and founding chairman of Jason IRBY INNOVATION Foundation (JIIF). Secretary/Treasurer, Tiffaney Lewis also pledged a matching $500.00 in prize money.
Irby first revealed the initiative to establish a the Arkansas Signature Food Dish Contest after reading IT’S OFFICIAL! The Real Stories Behind Arkansas’s State Symbols, by Arkansas Capital Historian David Ware.
Join Author JASON IRBY for Women’s History Month Observance on March 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m., at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center located at 4800 W 10th Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.
Women’s History Month Observance is an recognition of the National Women’s History Project celebrating the historical contributions of women. The national 2016 theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” This year’s event is hosted by Jason Irby and focuses specifically on the accomplishments of Arkansas women and women around the globe.