The Essence of a Woman Domestic Violence Awareness program will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the student union lounge at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Author Jason Irby will present the event, according to a news release.

Participants will also feature Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington, state Sen. Stephanie Flowers; Dorcas Vangilst, executive director of the Union Rescue Mission/Dorcus House for Women and Children; Adriian Gardner of the University of Central Arkansas; Essence of a Woman, UAPB student organization; and representatives from the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department.