Daily Archives: March 16, 2018

Cesar Chavez Banquet

Cesar Chavez Banquet
Friday March 16 — 6:00 pm – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
224 N. East Ave, Fayetteville
Annual fundraising event for the Workers Justice Center of Northwest Arkansas
Keynote speaker Ramon Torres, co-founder of Familias Unidos por la Justicia – Families United for Justice. They are the first farm workers union of indigenous people, operating in Washington state.
The food is always amazing. The people are stellar. The cause is critical!

Parade for Peace !

Parade for Peace !
Sunday March 18 – 2;00 – Walton Arts Center
Starts corner of Dickson and West Streets – Rally at Town Center
On March 18th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Arkansas Poor People’s Campaign, the OMNI Center, and Arkansas Nonviolence Alliance are holding a Parade for Peace. The parade starts at the corner of Dickson & West Streets, in front of the Walton Arts Center, and ends with a rally at the Town Center.
The parade will feature multiple floats, dancing troops and large art projects.
This event is also sponsored by Compassion Fayetteville, Women’s Action for a New Direction (WAND), and Arkansas Peace and Justice Coalition.

Drawdown Conference Earth Care Gathering

Drawdown Conference Earth Care Gathering
Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church
600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
$15 Registration
Register Online Here: www.arkansasipl.com
Or send a check to Ark. IPL at PO Box 2441, Little Rock, AR 72203
Scholarships for College Students. Contact us at arkansasipl@gmail.com
Lunch, Gifts, Door Prizes
KEYNOTE SPEKEAR: Katharine Wilkinson, D.Phil., is Senior Writer at Project Drawdown, working to bring Drawdown to life and to the world and translating research into message. She brings with her an interdisciplinary background that cuts across sustainability, strategy, and thought leadership. Previously, Katharine was Director of Strategy at the purpose consultancy BrightHouse.

People Power Meeting

People Power Meeting
Monday April 2 – 6:30 pm – OMNI
We all want a welcoming, safe, and prosperous community. And when some of us aren’t safe, none of us are safe. That’s more true now than its ever been. You can help protect people’s rights in Washington County by understanding what the 4th Amendment really means for your family and your neighbors.
People Power of Washington County will unveil this Know Your Rights Campaign in the coming weeks. We’ll work with other groups to support the rights and well-being of immigrants, refugees, and all Arkansans from unconstitutional search, seizure, detentions and deportations. We’ll get 19,000 signatures on a petition that says we want everybody’s rights protected. We’ll help educate our friends and neighbors on the complicated issues.
OMNI folks and friends are invited to be part of the early action by signing the petition, and coming to the working meeting Monday April 2, at 6:30 pm at OMNI Center. We need volunteers, money, and petition signatures to help defend our neighbors in this time of crisis.
You can sign the support petition right here:

The Living Wage Campaign Rally

The Living Wage Campaign Rally
Saturday April 7 – 1:00 pm
Town Center
 Local 965 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is holding a rally noon-1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, on the plaza outside Fayetteville Town Center for the U of A Living Wage Campaign. It will feature several top speakers.
A significant segment of university employees are paid less than commonly accepted living wages. Also, graduate teaching and research assistants though generally part time rely heavily on their pay, which is substandard. One proof is how heavily the campus’s 7-year-old Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry is used. College pay is the focus of a petition we’re circulating and will emphasize at the rally (during the Farmers’ Market). It will be submitted to top officials of this campus and the UA System.
Statement and petition for the campaign
With social media
Our new website is https://arkansas965.org .