2014 Annual “Thanks For Giving” Celebration
Note: In case of extreme cold we will be at HMC- Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith located at 224 Walnut at Waterman in Dumas- please stop by the Life Center prior to proceeding to HMC).
During the forum, panelists from within the city and county and from across the state will focus on topics to include: Education- A New Way Forward, Diversity and Race Relations, Community-Based Mentoring, The Creative Economy and Wealth Creation, The Role of the Church in the New America and Healthy and Prosperous Living. Pastor Charles L. Johnson of Way Maker Ministries of New Orleans, Louisiana and Mr. Larry Williams of DCA-Delta Citizens Alliance of Greenville, Mississippi will lead in the panel discussions promoting their joint venture efforts with Arkansas programs and initiatives. Other panelists will be announced in the coming weeks. A special report on poverty reduction and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will come from the Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus along with a first-look at their upcoming conference at the Clinton Presidential Center.
Last year the conference took place on June 29th and brought together city officials, state and national leaders who toured Dumas and parts of Desha County with the goal of staying connected and working towards greater advancements in spiritual, social and economy advancements for all residents. This year City P.R.I.D.E. will add an array of programs ranging from food services, health and wellness concepts, scholarship vouchers from The College of Aspiring Artists and new developments inside the creative economy that promise to add P.R.I.D.E. and opportunities to many persons in Dumas and Desha and the Delta. In 2013 over 1,000 persons were served through City P.R.I.D.E.