Justice


The Bail Trap: American Ransom

Monday Oct 25 – 6:30 pm – OMNI Center
Movie and discussion led by Jon Comstock, Sponsored by OMNI and NWA’s Liberty Initiative

Money bail is one of the main feeders of America’s mass incarceration system – and yet something most Americans know very little about. Brave New Films is producing a series of short films to change that.

The money bail system is broken: Low-income Americans are sitting in jails for days, months, and even over a year simply because they can’t afford to pay bond amounts. The reality is that a great many people are in our county jails for one simple reason: being too poor. This is both morally and legally wrong. We have laws and Court Rules in Arkansas that if followed could provide immediate relief while recognizing the need for safety and honoring the presumption of innocence.

Screenings at Northwest Arkansas Libraries and OMNI Center
Eureka Springs Annex, 192 Spring Street – Oct 4 at 6-8 p.m.
Siloam Springs, 400 N. Broadway, Oct 5 at 5-7 p.m.
Fayetteville, 401 W. Mountain St, Oct 13 at 1-3 p.m.
Bentonville, 405 S. Main St., Oct 16 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Rogers, 711 S. Dixieland Road, Oct 18 at 6-8 p.m.
OMNI, 3274 N. Lee Ave, Fayetteville, Oct 25 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.


ACLU Voter Rights Program Live from the source!

Sunday, Oct 1 at 6 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran

On October 1st, People Power – the ACLU’s grassroots mobilization program – will launch a new campaign focused on organizing local communities to protect and expand our fundamental right to vote.

The plan is simple: organize THOUSANDS of grassroots events in communities all across the U.S. We’ll be ready to fight back against attacks on our voting rights and put pressure on our lawmakers to expand this fundamental pillar of our free society.


Inspire 365: A Journey Through the Black Experience

Tuesday Aug 15 – 7:00 pm at OMNI
Led by Raven Cook
Continuing classes every Tuesday into November. Every one unique and interesting.

Inspire 365: A Journey through the Black Experience seeks to offer hope and inspiration by introducing audiences to the men and women who persevered through all obstacles to lay the foundation for generations to come. The program is designed to not only offer hope but to empower all people through understanding the importance of studying History. The program will explore such critical historical areas as: the abolitionist movement, Reconstruction and the development of Black self determination rhetoric, as well Black women’s roles in each movement. Using music, art, etc Inspire 365 seeks to leave audiences recognizing their power and seeking to further research the Black experience.

Photo: Tommie Smith and John Carlos 1968 Olympics in Mexico City

Raven Cook leads this incredible series.  She is the Director of Foundations: Black History Educational Programming, and is an Educator with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.


Inspire 365

Inspire 365: A Journey Through the Black Experience

Begins Tuesday Aug 8 – 7:00 pm at OMNI
Led by Raven Cook
Continuing classes
Inspire 365: A Journey through the Black Experience seeks to offer hope and inspiration by introducing audiences to the men and women who persevered through all obstacles to lay the foundation for generations to come. The program is designed to not only offer hope but to empower all people through understanding the importance of studying History. The program will explore such critical historical areas as: the abolitionist movement, Reconstruction and the development of Black self determination rhetoric, as well Black women’s roles in each movement. Using music, art, etc Inspire 365 seeks to leave audiences recognizing their power and seeking to further research the Black experience. Inspire 365 is brought to you by Foundations: Black History Educational Programming
Photo:  Tommie Smith and John Carlos 1968 Olympics in Mexico

People Power Project

People Power Project
Tues July 25 – 6:30 pm – OMNI Center

With the help of ACLU and several local groups, we’re working to help protect immigrants in Northwest Arkansas, and we have a plan. We are reaching out to our community and local elected officials for dialogue on policy and law to making Northwest Arkansas a welcoming place. You’re invited to join in.

People Power Project Washington County