Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hump Day A Go-Go

HRC Launches Survey of LGBTQ Youth

Do you feel as though you fit in? Is there someone you can turn to? These are just a few of the questions HRC seeks to answer with its latest survey of young people ages 13 to 18 throughout the country.

The survey is intended to grant insight in the LGBTQ youth community so all organizations and entities are better able to address the problems and issues this generation faces.

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 and are a part of the LGBTQ community, please take the survey now.

Simply Red – 2012 Arkansas AIDs Foundation’s Annual Event

The Arkansas AIDS Foundation presents Simply Red 2012. It will be on Saturday May 19 at Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro in Little Rock. Get out your glitter, feathers, rhinestones, and sequins and get your mask ready for the Masque"RED" Ball. Proceeds will benefit clients with medications, physician care, and other vital programs. Tickets are available at the foundation by calling 376-6299 and there are limited seats available. Individual tickets are $60 each. There are also VIP tables available. Tickets are available from David Tucker for more information contact the organization at

The night will include dinner, entertainment, a DJ, cash bar, a silent auction, and loads of fun while supporting a great cause!!
Dress Code is casual. For those who do not have their creative mojo flowing there will be masks available at the event for a nominal charge. Masks are encouraged but not required. COP 24/7 is scheduled to attend and will share all the sights and sounds from the evening.

May Programs at the Clinton School

"The Weight of the Nation," a documentary premiere
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. (Clinton Center, Great Hall) *Panel discussion to follow
- Join us for 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.

"LED Lighting Illuminated," Zia Eftekhar, CEO of Philips Professional Luminaries North America
Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Eftekhar will give a lecture focusing on new and emerging light sources and technology. A recent inductee into the Lighting Hall of Fame, Eftekhar was formerly the CEO of Philips Lightolier Group, the single largest business within Philips Professional Luminaries.

"Increasing College Attainment: It’s Everyone’s Business," Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation
Monday, May 7, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- The Lumina Foundation is the nation’s largest private foundation dedicated exclusively to increasing student access to and success in postsecondary education. Merisotis will discuss the economic imperative behind his organization’s commitment to a "Big Goal" for college attainment.

"The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy meets the West," author Imran Ahmad
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book Signing to follow
- Ahmad will discuss his memoir, "The Perfect Gentleman," in which he describes how the tragedy of 9/11 affected his life as a Muslim in America. He writes of growing up torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West and the deterioration in relations between America and the Muslim after 9/11.

"Rwanda: Demystifying Justice and Facing the Biggest Judicial Challenge in Legal History," Tharcisse Karugarama, Rwandan Minister of Justice
Monday, May 21 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Karugarama has served as the Rwandan Minister of Justice since 2006 and oversaw the Gacaca court process that released and reconciled genocide perpetrators into Rwandan society and administered the laws against ethnic division and genocide denial.

Justice John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice (retired) U.S. Supreme Court
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Statehouse Convention Center, Wally Allen Ballroom) *In partnership with Arkansas Access to Justice & UALR Bowen School of Law
- Stevens served as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 to his retirement in 2010. Nominated by President Gerald Ford, Stevens recently published a memoir about his time with the court titled "Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir."

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

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