Upcoming Speakers

November 2015

Monday, November 30
12pm to 1pm

In partnership with the Coalition for Public Safety and the Arkansas Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force

The Coalition For Public Safety, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and the Arkansas Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force will hold the first Arkansas Justice Forum on Monday, November 30 at 12:00 p.m. The one-hour panel discussion, featuring state and national leaders from across the political spectrum, will highlight the need for criminal justice reform in Arkansas, put forward examples of successful reform enacted in other states, and detail efforts to make Arkansas’s system fairer, safer and more cost-effective. This event is part of the Coalition’s Fair Sentencing & Fair Chances National Tour, a coordinated effort among eight of the nation’s most prominent conservative and progressive organizations (Americans for Tax Reform, American Civil Liberties Union, Faith and Freedom Coalition, NAACP, Center for American Progress, FreedomWorks, Leadership Conference Education Fund, and Right on Crime) to reduce jail and prison populations, cut incarceration costs, reduce recidivism, and remove barriers for those re-entering society to lead productive lives.

The panel will include:
- Moderator: Lance Lemmonds, Coalition for Public Safety
- Senator Jeremy Hutchinson (R-33)
- Senator Joyce Elliot (D-31)
- Jerry Madden, former Chairman of the Texas House of Representatives Corrections Committee
- Kelly Eichler, General Counsel for Governor Asa Hutchinson

December 2015

Thursday, December 3
12pm to 1pm
The Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Adapted from the beloved fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson into one of Disney’s most popular animated films of all time, "The Little Mermaid" is now a lavish theatrical spectacle you won’t want to miss. From Hans Christian Anderson to Disney to The Rep, generations have fallen in love with the young mermaid who dreams of love and life on land. This musical has it all: a great story, lush designs and all the songs you sang with your kids. Join us for a panel discussion about this production with moderator Bob Hupp, producing artistic director at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.