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.
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.
“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).