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
“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).
Irby, the author of Love Within Life: So, You Want To Stop Violence, hosted the latest book event to encourage the youth to make wise choices. Irby also continued to urge the sports leagues to uphold personal conduct standards and reject rap and hip-hop songs that are violent, inappropriate and contradict the leagues personal conduct policies.
UAPB’s mentoring organizations Black Male Achievers (BMA) and Essence of a Woman (EOAW) were an impressive presence. They displayed the beauty and energy of youth along with wisdom and integrity of future leaders. Continue reading →
At a recent book release, Irby was joined by community leaders and organizations. Nationally recognized North Little Rock Officer Tommy Norman, North Little Rock firemen Williams and Black, Pam Snell of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Giselle Hudson of the Arkansas Health Department, and Darrel Evans of Seconds Protectors were among those who gave presentations at the release entitled: So, You Want To Stop Violence: Awareness, Wellness, and Choices Fair.