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.
2015 has been a rewarding and wonderfully incredible year. So many great events and activities took place. The year began with a “stop violence” feature of me in the January issue at SEALife Magazine. The article on pages 16 and 17 reported my efforts to address violence as well as reviewing my book Love Within Life, influences in my life while growing up, and future goals toward Awareness, Wellness and Choices forums
Jason Irby, author and humanitarian, recently learned that he was among awardees across the nation to receive The Civic Recognition Award for making a positive difference in America’s communities.
Irby was recognized in two categories: Compassion and Kindness. The recognition award is given to inspire people to help others and improve their communities. It is stated on the award website that recipients come from all walks of life, live in all 50 states, and live around ten values that enhance the well-being of others and improve their communities.
Author Jason Irby will observe the one year anniversary of the release of his 4th publication in the Love Within Lifeseries.
The book, So You Want to Stop Violence? has received a variety of reviews, media coverage and presentations. Irby has asked the community, do you really want to stop the violence? His hope and intent is that the book of poems and short stories will offer readers awareness about the subject, opportunity to choose, and a prospective to choose wellness.
Over the past year, sports authorities and athletes have been suspended, convicted or fined for violence related actions.
“The people and the organizations that I have had the opportunity to partner with, meet, and address for the common cause of making our communities and world a better place to live, has been a humbling experience in 2014”—Jason Irby
The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is a national event that showcases African-American authors each year. According to its website, it is the world’s largest African-American retailer online! For the November/December 2014 newsletter, Jason Irby, author of So You Want To Stop Violence? has been selected as one of its featured authors.
The panel will answer questions, give comments and opinions, and will be moderated by Kandi Hughes, UCA Legal Counsel. The forum is scheduled for October 27, 2014 in the Student Center Ballroom at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UCA Second Annual Communication Week Panelists
Dr. Rifat Akhter – UCA Department of Sociology
Teri Edens – Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence