Wabbaseka native and author Jason Irby and Friends will host a leadership forum from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Central Arkansas Library System Main Library at Little Rock.


The project is entitled, “If Those Who Are Called” Leadership Forum: Help, Hope, Healing.


The event is designed to direct leadership organizations and individuals to others who can share information and resources with their communities. This event is free and open to the general public, according to a news release.


Participating organizations include: Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission (PBJCEOC), Jefferson Comprehensive Care System Inc., Arkansas Human Development Corp., Far.More Productions, We Are The 22, St Joseph Center of Arkansas, Watershed Human and Community Development, Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, Lupus Champion, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Community Outreach, American Cancer Society, United Way, Sequoyah National Research Center, Little Rock Department of Community Programs, Arkansas Human Services Commission, Union Rescue Mission, Baptist Health Community Outreach,Arkansas Department of Health - Substance Misuse, Credit Repair and Potluck Food Rescue For Arkansas.


Representatives from agencies will make presentations followed by information and demonstrations at their kiosks. Faith based, civic, municipal, charitable, human services organizations, and/or individuals are all invited to participate.


According to Irby, the overall goal is to provide help, hope, and healing for those who serve in numerous fields which may include health and wellness (mental illness, impairments), sustainability (finances, food, lifestyle), development (personal, community, economics, education), and overall humanity issues.


“I cannot always say that I can help someone solve their problem(s), give them hope or offer healing,” Irby said. “But if I can create an opportunity to direct or lead them to someone who can help solve their problem(s), give them hope, offer healing, I then can know that I have done my part and given them help, hope and the opportunity for healing.”


Details: Jason Irby, at jayirby@webtv.net or jasonirbyinnovationfoundation@gmail.com .