LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – National news outlet The Huffington Post (HuffPost), in partnership with local news outlets KARK and Fox16, is bringing together local leaders to talk about continuing gang violence in Little Rock, and what’s working to overcome it.
The event is part of HuffPost’s “Listen to America” bus tour, a 25-city tour devoted to listening to the concerns of people across the country.
The HuffPost wants people to join them at their various stops on the Listen to America bus tour — tell them their stories, what matters most to them and what being American means today.
Everyone’s welcome to hang out, chat, enjoy snacks and more. Most of the tour’s stops will also include a special event with community leaders discussing topics of local concern and taking questions from the audience.
The Huffington Post will stop in Little Rock Thursday, September 14.
From 11 a.m – 3 p.m., they will be at The Clinton Library.
“Stop by, tell us what’s on your mind, and grab some swag. We look forward to seeing you!” Their event page reads.
From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., they will host a forum titled “Victory Over Violence: Overcoming Gangs in Little Rock” at Philander Smith College (900 West Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive Little Rock, AR 72202). This will be in partnership with KARK and Fox16 News.
Little Rock community leaders will discuss the path to combating gang violence in the city, followed by an audience question and answer session.
- Kevin Kelly – Fox16 News Anchor
- Tristan Wilkerson – Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College’s Black Male Initiative Coordinator
- Kenton Buckner – Little Rock Police Department Chief
- Leifel Jackson – Motivational Speaker, Gang Consultant, Youth Mentor and Founder of ROCAN Inc.
- Joyce Elliott – Arkansas State Senator