LITTLE ROCK, AR – Organizers expect that closed to a 1,000 Arkansans will gather at the Little Rock River Market Pavilions on Sunday, Nov. 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the states’ diverse community at the 13th annual Walk for CommUNITY.
Over 50 teams representing businesses, schools, community organizations, families, neighborhoods and churches have formed to participate in the Walk, and teams are still forming.
At 3:00 p.m., there will be rally celebrating diversity. At 4:00 p.m., walkers will embark on the one-mile, fully accessible Walk route.
Adults can register for $20 until November 1, $25 from November 1 until the day of the event, when on-site registration will be $30; students (from kindergarten through college) can register for $10; and families can register for $50. All registered walkers will receive a t-shirt.
Registration will also be available at the event starting at 3:00 p.m. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome, as are pets on leashes.
Money raised at the Walk for CommUNITY will benefit JCA’s youth and community leadership programming such as Ourtown for Teens, OurCampus, Unitown, Teentown and Plowshares Community Conflict Transformation Training. These programs support our mission of building communities where every person is valued, where every voice is heard and where everyone has a fair chance to succeed.
Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA) is a human relations organization which brings people together to achieve inclusion, equity and justice for all. JCA works to build communities where every person is valued, every voice is heard, and every person has a fair chance to succeed.
JCA’s programs, which include Ourtown for Teens, Unitown, OurCampus, and Community Conflict Transformation Training, are designed to empower youth and adult leaders with both the will and the skills to create a more inclusive community.
Proud sponsors of the Walk for CommUNITY are, Central Arkansas Water, ¡Hola! Arkansas, Contigo, City of Little Rock, Legacy Termite & Pest Control, Little Rock Athletic Club, Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District, AARP, Advantage Communications Inc, Arvest Bank, Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, City of North Little Rock, Clinton School of Public Service, Entergy, Junior League of Little Rock, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Marshall Management, UPS, Arkansas Times, Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus , Little Caesar’s of West Little Rock & Otter Creek and Southwest Airlines.
For more information about the Walk for CommUNITY and JCA call 501-372-5129, or to register on-line or print out a registration form, go to www.arkansasjustcommunities.org.