UAFS Hosting Two Town Halls in November


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) – The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has scheduled two more town halls for the month of November. 

On November 9 at noon, Senate Majority Leader Jim Hendren and Senate Minority Leader Keith Ingram will speak in room 129 of Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.

On November 26 at noon, Representatives Marcus Richmond and Charles Blake will host a town hall in the Reynolds Room of the Campus Center.

The town halls will be a chance for local residents and UAFS students to learn more about public service. 

Legislators will discuss the importance of civility in public service and reflect on their experiences as lawmakers.

“These town halls are part of a ‘majority rule vs. minority rights’ series that aims at having a member of the Arkansas majority party share the stage with a member of the Arkansas minority party to not only highlight the importance of civility in public service, but to also share their respective experience in politics,” said Dr. Williams Yamkam, assistant professor of political science.

Yamkam added that he is hopeful that these town halls will help UAFS students and the public-at-large see the positive aspects of public service.

For more information, contact Dr. Yamkam at 479-788-7981.

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