Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Step Up

TGIF and hopefully I'm ready for a great weekend that will allow me to enjoy some time off but always not to far away from my tech gadgets. Who knew that I would be apart of the "connected people" phenom which would allow me to do stuff while mobile or in living color. Since launching this forum years ago, I've always been in search of merging the latest tech platforms and integrating them into this medium. Therefore, COP 24/7 will pivot to going more live and interactive using numerous improved web gadgets that will allow us to refresh this blog with sights and sounds as I continue to deliver our unique brand of news, updates, links, podcast and visuals. As a primary source of online info for the Arkansas LGBTQ community, this forum has been on the cutting edge of being among the first to offer original"podcasting" content that covered issues and items from a statewide perspective. We've grown from being a "some timey" outfit to a force that produces daily content while reaching out into the community as a leader and benefactor to community based organizations. And now COP 24/7 is on the move to further our vision to empower, enlighten and enrich the lives of our readers, allies, supporters and visitors. If you are not following us, opt-in e-mail. subscribing or bookmarking this blog, then we encourage you to do so. I know that there are many of you out their in cyberspace checking in and we certainly appreciate that you do. Plus we are hopeful to increase our "eyeballs" in 2012 and begin to re-market this forum as viable revenue generator. Its upward and onward and we're glad you are here to share all our new and exciting upcoming features. Keep it locked and loaded to COP 24/7!

Building Bridges to Diversity: NABWMT Convention set for Little Rock 2013

Clinton School of Public Service
A documentary premiere
The Weight of the Nation

The Clinton School, Clinton Foundation and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation invite you to the debut screening of the new HBO series, "The Weight of the Nation," a multi-part documentary series on the obesity epidemic in America. The film, which will air nationally for the first time on HBO on May 14, examines the severity of one of the most pressing health issues and its effects on the health care system.

The screening will be immediately followed by a panel discussion about national, state and local efforts to curb the obesity epidemic. Panelists include: Al Bavon, professor of public administration at the Clinton School; Ginny Ehrlich, CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; Dr. Joe Thompson, Arkansas Surgeon General; a student representative from the Little Rock Mayor’s Youth Council; and moderated by Matt DeCample.

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
5:30 p.m. - Film screening
*Panel discussion to follow

Where: Clinton Presidential Center
Great Hall

*Reserve your seats by emailing, or calling 501-683-5239.

Other Clinton School News
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Students tackle challenges facing aging foster youth in AR
- Three Clinton School students partnered with a local non-profit organization, Immerse Arkansas, to help raise awareness for youth aging out of the state’s foster care system. Read more…

Students capture impact of state-funded programs for children and families
- A team of Clinton School students recently presented Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) with a library of resources to increase public support and awareness of state-funded programs. Read more…

Other Upcoming Speakers
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"Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion," author Stephen Wermiel
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow

"Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency," author Mark Updegrove
Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
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