Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event October 29, 2016

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.

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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