NEW DATE: 2/20 CFC Training on Structural Racism and Inequity/CFC Training Conference




Dear Friend,

We have a new date of Saturday, February 20th for 2 events we cancelled in January because of snow:

A Training for Structural Racism and Social Justice will be February 20th from 9am to 12.

The Citizens First Congress training on building strong campaigns follows on the same day from 12-3pm .

Both trainings will be at First Presbyterian Church; 800 Scott St, Little Rock, AR 72201.  All of the workshops are free, but you must register HERE (  


February 20th Agenda

9am - Noon -- Structural Racism and Social Justice

Our goal is to strengthen the analysis of a diverse group of leaders about how inequality has influenced policy decisions for decades.

Individual bias is harmful to our society, but structural bias written into our laws and policies is having a profound impact on who has a fair chance to succeed in our society, and who has to jump extra hurdles to seize opportunities.

The workshop will present specific examples, as well as solutions for creating a more fair, inclusive and just community.  The Center for Social Inclusion (, one of the leading racial equity and social justice think tanks in the US, will lead the workshop.

12 - 1pm -- The Arkansas Political and Policy Landscape

We will discuss opportunities, challenges and possible strategies for advancing reform.

1 - 3pm -- Trainings on Building Strong Campaigns for Reform

Please choose one of the following breakout trainings when you register:

  • The Power of a Strong Media Campaign

  • The Power of Effective Lobbying

  • The Power of Building a Strong Campaign

  • The Power of Understanding Tax & Budget

We are excited to see so many people interested in making this state a more fair and inclusive place for all, and we can't wait to start working together!

Please remember to register ( Thank you!

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The Arkansas Citizens First Congress is a  grassroots coalition of 54 community groups from across Arkansas that works on progressive reform at the Arkansas Legislature.

The Ten Priorities for A Better Arkansas:

Opportunities to learn for all students

A sound state budget, fair taxes and Reauthorize the Private Option Health Insurance

The Clean Air & Clean Energy Initiative for Arkansas' Economic Future

Arkansas State Water Plan

Oppose state-level or punitive immigration reform

Prison Reform & Judicial Equality for Mental Health

Fair Election Reform

Worker fairness and safety

Create an Arkansas Civil & Human Rights Commission

Reform eminent domain to protect citizens

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