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.
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).
On June 14, 2014, author Jason Irby hosted the Awareness, Wellness, and Choices Fair at Laman Library – Argenta District. The fair was to promote his newly released book Love Within Life: So You Want To Stop Violence and to encourage our youth to face life’s “hard choices” by making wise decisions.
Irby requested that the sports leagues and sports entertainment organizations join the effort and cease the use of Hip-Hop music containing inappropriate messages. These messages promote getting high, getting wild, and getting wasted and are used in bumper music, promotional media, playlists, and cross promotions.
Irby was joined at the fair by community leaders and organizations. Presentations were made pertaining to the well-being of today’s youth and surrounding communities.