Little Rock Archive

Food Security Farms, Delta College Initiative, and Homeless Shelters for LGBT Youth: Highlights from the Arkansas Times Big Ideas

Every year the Arkansas Times publishes their annual Big Ideas issue, dedicating an entire section of the weekly publication to reader’s submissions outlining their ideas about how to make Arkansas a better place to call home. The ideas range from the expansive (cutting health care costs) to the seemingly hyper-local (grants for backyard chickens).  Some of
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Join the Community Conversation on Local Food in Central Arkansas this Saturday.

Several weeks ago we posted about about a study to strengthen local food systems in Little Rock. Engaging a diverse group of stakeholders including civic leaders, institutional leaders, politicians, business leaders, food producers, and consumers, the goals of this project are to engage the community in participatory research to learn what exactly the city needs to
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Stories and Movement from Arkansas and Beyond: Blogging for Human Rights Day, Partnership with the Ella Baker Center

Earlier this month the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights put out a call for writers, site administrators, and bloggers around the nation to come together on Monday December 10th, Human Rights Day, for an event they titled “Blogging for Human Rights Day — a one day blog carnival to shed light on human rights abuses and
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Blogging for Human Rights with the Ella Baker Center: Please Join Us and Tell Your Stories!

At the Boiled Down Juice are goals are to provide a platform for the discussion of ideas, problems, and the messy, beautiful, difficult, and long-term process of problem solving. We know that so many of our readers are invested in their communities fighting human rights abuses, organizing, and working hard to bring about sustainable change. So
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Arkansas Vigil to End Immigrant Detention

El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center, a volunteer-based grassroots organization that provides support to immigrant detainees and their families and to immigrants needing to access medical care, is asking Arkansans concerned about immigrants rights to attend a vigil to end detention this Sunday, December 9th beginning at 4:15 p.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church. Arkansas immigrant rights
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Opportunity for Central Arkansas Youth: Summer of Solutions Youth Program Coordinator

If you’re a young person in the Little Rock area interested in engaged community work, locally-based community problem solving, fighting racism, the creation of local businesses, and a deeper exploration of place-based sustainability, the Summer of Solutions Program Coordinator position could be a wonderful opportunity. Little Rock Summer of Solutions is a project of Village
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A Study to Strengthen Local Food Systems in the Little Rock Area

There’s a new project underway in Little Rock  helping to identify the underpinnings of a vibrant, healthy and local food system. Engaging a diverse group of stakeholders including civic leaders, institutional leaders, politicians, business leaders, food producers, and consumers, the project will engage in participatory research to learn what exactly the city needs to support
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Little Rock Stories Collaborative Training Event

A few months ago we posted about Little Rock Stories, a group working to document and share stories to help strengthen the Little Rock community. “We want people to share experiences and connect with others,” reads their project overview statement,”strengthening ties across the city and showing what their neighborhoods need to thrive.” Initially the group
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Friday Videos: Selections from the Reel Civil Rights Film Fest

The Reel Civil Rights Film Fest begins today in Little Rock. Operating in connection with the Little Rock Film Festival, the event is also affiliated with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. The festival will take through September 25th, leading up to the 55th anniversary of the desegregation crisis at Little Rock
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The Seed and the Story: Samuel S. Taylor and the Federal Writers Project (FWP Part 5)

For the past several weeks this column has focused on the Federal Writers’ Project and the role the project played in documenting life in 1930s Arkansas. One of the project’s major undertakings was the documentation of the stories of ex-slaves throughout the state. Research on the project took place in thirteen states, but the largest
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