Day of Empowerment set for Feb. 22 in Dumas

Dr. Michael R. Twyman, director of the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity will be the keynote speaker and panelist for the City P.R.I.D.E Day of Empowerment Series forum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Dumas Community Center in Dumas, Ark.

Dr. Michael R. Twyman, UALRThe event is free and open to the public, however, donations are accepted.

The series will include a prayer service, forum, and luncheon which will take place at two different locations.

The opening event for City P.R.I.D.E, which stands for Positive Results in Dumas Every Day, will include a one-hour prayer and celebration from 8-9 a.m. at the HMC-Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith followed by the forum and luncheon at the Dumas Community Center.

Topics of discussion will include:
• Education – A New Way Forward
• Diversity and Race Relations
• Community-based Mentoring
• The Creative Economy and Wealth Creation
• The Role of the Church in the New America – civil rights or Biblical Rights
• Healthy and Prosperous Living

Pastor Charles L. Johnson of Way Maker Ministries of New Orleans, La., and Larry Williams of DCA-Delta Citizens Alliance of Greenville, Miss., will lead the panel discussions promoting their joint venture efforts with Arkansas programs and initiatives.

A special report on poverty reduction and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will come from the Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus along with a first look at their upcoming conference at the Clinton Presidential Center scheduled for April 1-2.

The event is presented by HMC-Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith, the College of Aspiring Artists, and Way Maker Ministries.

For more information, contact City P.R.I.D.E at 870.377.1955.

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