Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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Racial Healing and Equity in the American South

An internationally recognized scholar on race, poverty and regional equity, john a. powell will give a lecture as part of a summit titled, "Racial Healing and Equity in the American South," hosted by the Clinton School’s Center on Community Philanthropy. This forum is another opportunity to continue to explore the factors of race in this city. Earlier this month another such panel discussion based on race and the media was held at UALR as apart of its Race and Ethnicity Institutes's annual race survey. The former director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, powell will discuss unconscious bias and community philanthropy as a tool to dismantle unjust structures.

When: Friday, March 30, 2012

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch & Lecture

*Bring your own lunch. Drinks provided.
Where: Clinton School of Public Service
Sturgis Hall
*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu , or calling 501-683-5239.

Oprah's Lifeclass on Tour

Hyped and billed as epic TV, the Oprah Lifeclass Tour which took flight last evening was an uplifting and inspiring two hour romp across the self healing spectrum. Winfrey and rebounded gal pal, Iyanla Vanzant who was the centerpiece of offering her own self styled wit and wisdom fed the Peabody Theatre audience with exuberance and kinetic energy. Winfrey has been in the news of late due to the fact that her new network has been faced with numerous challenges including changes in leadership, she is now the CEO and Chief Creative Executive. Discovering content that works, since the Rosie O'Donnell show "flipped and flopped" into being cancelled last week due to poor ratings despite all manner of re-tooling and re-structuring. Winfrey has sought to shore up the network schedule not only with this media tour, but a sprinkling of newcomers including Vanzant's "Fix Me" show, there's former model Beverly Johnson's "Full House,", the return of one of my favorites, "Sweetie Pie's," Breakthrough with Tony Robbins and Super Soul Sunday's with Dr. Wayne Dyer. Plus a few other shows that will be added or intermixed among the regular programming. Will all this work for OWN? No one's really sure and I'm sure that the venture can't keep loosing that $150 Million each quarter and survive. However, Winfrey is banking on using all she's got to make it work. She's got the chutzpa and obviously some deep pocketed friends over at the Discovery network that believe that she can pulled it out. If haven't had a chance to check out OWN, give it look over. There are some interesting and refreshing shows that you most likely won't find elsewhere. It's vintage Winfrey doing what's she's become known for, asking the world to listen and learn while in the meantime growing. Check it out at: www.oprah.com/own 

Miss Universe Canada Disqualifies Transsexual Contestant: She was Born a Boy
Miss Universe Canada officials have banned 23-year-old transsexual Jenna Talackova from participating in the pageant finals to be held in Toronto in May, 2012. The Vancouver contestant was one of sixty-five women chosen to compete in the national contest (which is owned by Donald Trump). The Daily Mail Reports that Denis Davila, national director of Miss Universe Canada, asserts that every contestant must be a "naturally born female." Critics of the decision claim that the rules do not specifically address sex change or plastic surgery.
Read the full story http://shine.yahoo.com/beauty/miss-universe-canada-disqualifies-transsexual-contestant-she-born-192000420.html;_ylc=X3oDMTNtcnNhOWU5BF9TAzk2NzE1MjA1MARhY3QDbWFpbF9jYgRjdANhBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi1VUwRwa2cDZmI5YmExYTktNjAyOC0zMTgwLTg3MjMtNDJjOWY0OGQ5OGQzBHNlYwNtaXRfc2hhcmUEc2xrA21haWwEdGVzdAM-;_ylv=3


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