UPDATE! Join Jason Irby for Domestic Violence Observance Event on October 21, 2017

Join author Jason Irby, Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers, and Dorcas Vangilst, Director at the Dorcus House on Saturday, October 21, 2017 to observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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.

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Author and Humanitarian Jason Irby Honors Local Pioneer and Pacesetter

Dr. Wanda M. Hamilton received recognition before an attentive audience for her historical community and civic contributions at the annual Women’s History Month Observance hosted by author Jason Irby.

Hamilton was unable to accept her award at the 2nd annual Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month was established by Jason Irby in February 2016 as part of his Awareness, Wellness, and Choices forum.

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Author Jason Irby Spearheads Food Contest to Discover Official Arkansas Signature Food Dish

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.

Jason Irby, author of My Arkansas, My Home, a publication from his Love Within Life series, has spearheaded and designed a contest which will discover and designate an official Arkansas Signature Food Dish or entrée.

The winning contestant is expected to receive $1,000 in prize money.  There will also be second and third place winners.

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2015 Year End Review


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

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So, You Want To Stop Violence? Do you really want to stop the violence?

Author Jason Irby will observe the one year anniversary of the release of his 4th publication in the Love Within Life series.

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.

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