Hope you can make it to one of these thought-provoking and inspiring September programs!

Faith, Family and Acceptance
In partnership with the Human Rights Campaign's national "On the Road to Equality" bus tour

Sunday, September 18, 2011
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Nugent Room, Kendall Center, Philander Smith College

On this panel, you’ll hear about the crossroads facing faith communities and families when learning to accept the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in their lives. What are some of the cultural dynamics that affect African Americans and Hispanics in this journey? How can there be acceptance in the faith community? Stories of many families and friends will be shared. Join us to hear their stories.  All are welcome.
RSVP required.

Speakers and panelists include:
Dr. Joseph Jones, Director, Social Justice Initiative, Philander Smith College
Rev. Maxine Allen, Arkansas Conference Minister of Ethnic Ministries
Donna Payne, Associate Director of Diversity, Human Rights Campaign
Ruth Shepherd, Executive Director, Just Communities of Arkansas
Greg Adams, Little Rock School Board/Director of Palliative Care Service, Arkansas Children's Hospital
Frederick Gentry, Assistant to City Board of Directors, Little Rock
Andrea Gómez, Youth Program Director, Just Communities of Arkansas
Rev. Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millenium Church
Carissa Rodgers, Master of Divinity Candidate, ??? Theological Seminary
Mary Lou Walner, Founder, T.E.A.C.H. Ministries
Not In Our Town: Light In the Darkness

In partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service
Monday, September 19, 2011
Film Screening 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., followed by discussion from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall

The Clinton School and Just Communities of Arkansas will host a screening of the new PBS film, "Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness," a one-hour documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, N.Y., culminated with the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years.

Filmed over a two-year period, the documentary follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother Joselo Lucero, community leaders, residents and students as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence and work to heal divisions.

Reserve your seats by
email, or call 501-683-5239.



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