“Each of the past 5 years I have called incredible, but 2018 has really had an incredible impact on my life. I’ve been blessed throughout the years and this year is no exception. This year many can see and kinda get a glimpse of my works, projects, and recognitions by viewing my recent awards. I gladly share my joy and outlook. Incredible cannot fully describe, ” shares Jason Irby.
Author Jason Irby was recently recognized for his writings, community efforts, and leadership.
The event will be located at 217 Main Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, beginning at 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Awareness, Wellness, and Choices” focusing on violence prevention, resolutions, and contributions of the community.
Author Jason Irby of North Little Rock will host a program open to the public entitled “Arkansas Women of History” in observance of Women’s History Month, Saturday, March 21, 2015. The observance will feature an exhibit and panel discussion at the Hilary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Irby hosted an event along with Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers in observance of National Domestic Violence Month on October 25, 2014 at the senator’s office located at 217 Main Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Guest speakers and presenters included Dorcas VanGilst, LPC and Director of the Women’s Ministries at the Dorcus House for Women and Children, Rev. Edna Morgan of Healing Place Ministries, and Officer Robert Sturd formally of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.
Additional participants included University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) youth mentoring organizations Essence of a Woman and Black Male Achievers, Shannice Ears of Fitness Boot Camp, Angela Johnson, Vice President of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s (UALR) Ethics Bowl Team, and the Jefferson County Boys and Girls Club.
Presenters at the observance event offered substantial information and resources that are available to address domestic violence and related issues.
“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).