Black history forum slated
In honor of Black History Month, a public forum sponsored by Public Discussion Northwest Arkansas will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies’ Peterson Auditorium, 1000 SE Eagle Way, on the campus of Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.
With the goal of sharing a wide range of the black American experience, a panel of presenters will include a member of the city of Harrison’s Community Task Force on Race Relations, a member of the Racial Impacts in the Arkansas Criminal Justice System Research Project, a discussion of Black Americans’ unique and widely unknown contributions to the defining of America, and an opportunity to gain insights into how to communicate about racial injustice in such a way that it is possible for hearts and minds to be changed.
Audience questions will be invited after each presentation. This event is free and open to the community.
Information: (479) 659-1767.
Blood Center seeks donors
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is on a Code Yellow Alert for O Negative and B Positive blood types.
Patients at 40 area hospitals are counting on CBCO donors to provide the blood they so urgently need.
There are four convenient CBCO donor centers, including: Springdale Donor Center, 3503 S. Thompson Road, open from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. Friday; and Bentonville Donor Center, 1400 SE Walton Blvd., open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Donors to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks provide all of the blood for patients at 40 area hospitals. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes and around 200 donations are needed each day to meet the area’s blood needs. Participants can help by giving blood at any of the following locations:
• Bella Vista: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Wednesday, Highlands United Methodist Church, 371 Glasgow Road
• Fayetteville: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, city of Fayetteville, 15 W. Mountain St.
To be eligible to give blood, participants must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and present a valid photo ID.
Information: cbco.org or (800) 280-5337.