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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2014 Year End Review: Reflections on Patriotism, Personal Accountability and Violence Prevention Addressed in Author Jason Irby’s 2014 Endeavors

“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 jason_irby_Publication1_pic11

Hosting the Arkansas Flag-Wabbaseka Memorial Commemoration Ceremonies, the Awareness, Wellness and Choices events, and participating as a panelist and speaker were incredible experiences. It was a great honor to stand with our nation’s military servicemen and women, police officers governmental officials, civic leaders and members of the community.

Speaking before youth from the University of Arkansas at little Rock (UALR), the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway, Arkansas, the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission summer youth (L.E.A.D), and other youth groups, such as, the African-American and Hispanic youth initiatives.

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National Black Book Festival Features Jason Irby, author of “So, You Want To Stop Violence?” (Love Within Life series) for November/December 2014

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.

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Author and Humanitarian Jason Irby to Host Event in Observance of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Inappropriate Behaviors for National Domestic Violence Month

Jason Irby, author of Love Within Life, recently released his latest book of the series.  The new book is entitled Love Within Life: So, You Want To Stop Violence?

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.

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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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