Author Jason Irby Among Panelist To Discuss Domestic Violence During Communication Week at The University Of Central Arkansas (UCA)

Jason Irby, author of Love Within Life: So, You Want To Stop Violence? will participate as a panelist at The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Second Annual Communication Week.  The event is hosted by UCA’s Department of Communication.

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

Jason Irby – Author and Humanitarian

Reesa Ramsahal – UCA Counseling Center

Natalie Shock – UCA Athletic Department

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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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Author Jason Irby Continues to urge NFL, NBA, NBL and Other Sports Leagues to Up-hold Personal Conduct Standards

REJECT INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGES AND VIOLENCE IN RAP & HIP-HOP

Author Jason Irby continues his effort to bring awareness to the controversial stances taken by sports leagues regarding promoting violent and inappropriate music.

Irby’s latest event encouraging youth to make wise choices is the Awareness, Wellness and Choices Fair to Stop Violence. This event will take place on September 20, 2014,  at 217 North Main Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

The fair is in support of Irby’s latest book in the Love Within Life Series: So You Want to Stop Violence?  Arkansas Senator Stephanie Flowers, whose office is 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,” says Senator Flowers.

Irby’s event comes at a time when the National Football League (NFL) is in the spotlight for its handling of football players’ violent behavior off-the-field.

The indefinite suspension of Ray Rice for a violent altercation with his then fiancé underscores the violent imagery and experience of professional sports. Improper behaviors have become more prevalent today and stand in stark contrast to the family-friendly entertainment these sports organizations seek to provide as well as the league’s personal conduct policy.

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Hard Choices: Jason Irby – Awareness, Wellness, and Choices Fair to Stop Violence

On June 14, 2014, author Jason Irby hosted the Awareness, Wellness, and Choices Fair at Laman Library – Argenta District. The fair was to promote his newly released book Love Within Life: So You Want To Stop Violence and to encourage our youth to face life’s “hard choices” by making wise decisions.

Irby requested that the sports leagues and sports entertainment organizations join the effort and cease the use of Hip-Hop music containing inappropriate messages. These messages promote getting high, getting wild, and getting wasted and are used in bumper music, promotional media, playlists, and cross promotions.

Irby was joined at the fair by community leaders and organizations. Presentations were made pertaining to the well-being of today’s youth and surrounding communities.

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