As a celebration of Black History Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student Government Association will hold a virtual conversation with prominent Black leaders in Arkansas.
The event, “The Making of a Leader: An Open Discussion with Prominent Black Community Leaders,” will take place Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. The event will feature Mayor Frank Scott Jr., Sen. Joyce Elliott, and Jannie Cotton, a mental health policy leader and advocate.
“The UA Little Rock Student Government Association is excited to host Mayor Frank Scott Jr., Senator Joyce Elliott, and Jannie Cotton on Feb. 24 as we discuss their impact on both the Little Rock community and the state of Arkansas,” SGA President Landon DeKay said. “With their expertise, we will examine how they paved the way for African Americans in Arkansas. We hope this open discussion will provide words of guidance and encouragement to all students at UA Little Rock wishing to break through the barriers in their life.”
Mayor Scott, a graduate of UA Little Rock, is the 73rd mayor of Little Rock and the city’s first Black elected chief executive. Sen. Elliott, a former public school teacher, has a reputation as a strong advocate for education and was the 2020 Democratic candidate for Congress. Cotton, a licensed professional counselor, was the first African American woman in the state to serve as CEO of a community mental health organization.
A Zoom link for the event will be emailed to all UA Little Rock students the week of the event. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the public may register for the event at this link.