The Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women will celebrate its annual International Day/Black History Program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The event will be held in the STEM Conference Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 1530 L. A. “Prexy” Davis Drive.


A reflection of the theme of the National Black History Month, the local theme is “Celebrating African Americans in Time of War,” according to a news release.


The public is invited to attend and all military veterans and active military are invited to attend and be recognized for their service. NAUW will honor veterans and active members in the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and the Coast Guard. All military guests are asked to dress in their uniforms if possible.


The international focus will be the continent of Africa. Everyone is asked to dress in their favorite African attire.


“Join us in an African taste of various African cuisine,” a spokeswoman said in the release.


Mary Brentley is the president of the Pine Bluff Branch and Joyce Bracy Vaughan is the vice president. The International Day/Black History chairwomen are Vaughan and Arlene Woody. Other members on the committee are Pamela Chesson, Mary Brentley and Birlee Lever.


The Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women was founded by the late Katie B. Jackson Pierre on Feb. 8, 1945, with 15 charter members at Arkansas A.M.&.N. College (now UAPB). During the past 73 years, the Pine Bluff Branch has committed itself to planning, devising, and organizing activities for enrichment in education, civic affairs, and human relations.


Debra Yarbrough is the south central sectional director. Evelyn L. Wright (Los Angeles, Calif.) is the national president.


Details: Chairwomen Joyce Bracy Vaughan, 870-489-3064, or Arlene Woody, 870-329-3473.