January 31, 2019
– Guests: Dr. Brian K. Mitchell, Assistant Professor of History at University of Arkansas at Little Rock | UALR | Anderson Institute on Race & Ethnicity presents their fist lecture series of the new year, “Taking West Rock: The Removal of Little Rock’s Westernmost Black Suburb,” Tuesday, February 5th at 12 noon at UALR, 2801 South University Ave. in the Ottenheimer Library 202. This free event is open to the public and will talk about the West Rock, one of the most exclusive communities that was nestled in what is now Riverdale, downhill from Pulaski Heights. The community lived symbiotically with their wealthy and industrial neighbors. To learn more about this lecture series, visit www.ualr.edu/race-ethnicity/plain-talk or visit them on Facebook.
– Guests: Rhea Williams, Loan Compliance and CRA officer at First Security Bank | A free Financial Literacy Workshop will be hosted by First Security Bank, Thursday, February 7th from 6pm-7:30pm at the The Watershed, 3701 Springer Blvd. in Little Rock. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about credit repair, money management, homeownership, the types of loans available to first time home buyers, mortgage loans, and down payment assistance and more. Refreshments and handouts will be provided. For more information, visit www.fsbank.com/firststeps or call 501-217-4500.
– Guests: Cassandra Barnett, Library Media Specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education; and Brittany Foster, Secondary English Teacher at LISA Academy WEST Middle School | Arkansas Department of Education is in it’s fifth year with the Arkansas Declaration of Learning Program and applications are currently being accepted through February 10th. Forty Arkansas educators will have the opportunity to use historical art and projects from state and national partners to create lesson plans that involve civic engagement projects, bringing history, art, and English language arts to life. School librarians, as well as English language arts, fine arts, and social studies teachers, who teach grades 4-14 are encouraged to apply to participate in the program. To apply or learn more about the Arkansas Declaration Program, visit www.arkansased.gov.