ENTERTAINMENT NOTES_ Lyon lectures, maternal well being documentary on calendar

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LECTURES: Lyon lectures

Lyon School assistant historical past professor Alexis Baldacci will give a lecture titled “Anti-Racism: Cuba, the US and the Pursuit of Racial Equality,” 7 p.m. Thursday within the Nucor Auditorium, Lyon Enterprise and Economics Constructing, Lyon School, 2300 Highland Highway, Batesville.

And Lyon School college member Scott Roulier will lecture on “Up to date India: A View from the Backseat of an Auto-rickshaw,” 4 p.m. Thursday within the Nucor Auditorium. It is a part of the school’s spring 2023 convocation collection.

Admission to each lectures is free. E-mail [email protected]

HEALTH: ‘Aftershock’ screening

A gaggle of nonprofit and well being organizations will host a screening of the award-winning documentary “Aftershock,” which follows two Black households galvanizing activists, start employees and physicians after the preventable deaths of their family members as a result of childbirth issues, 6 p.m. Thursday on the Harry R. Kendall Middle, Philander Smith School, 900 W. Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive, Little Rock.

A 5:30 p.m. reception will precede the screening and a dialogue on the Black maternal well being disaster in Arkansas and methods to advocate for change will comply with. Admission its free.

The hosts: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Pi Omega Chapter; Arkansas Advocates for Kids and Households; Arkansas Birthing Venture; Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Protect; Arkansas Minority Well being Fee; Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Motion; Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Affiliation; Arkansas State Impartial Residing Council; Little Rock Department of NAACP-Ladies in NAACP; Little Rock Space Metro Department of Nationwide Affiliation of College Ladies; Philander Smith School Social Justice Institute; College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences division of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Ujima Maternity Community; and the City League of the State of Arkansas. Go to aftershockdocumentary.com.

LITERATURE: ‘Sassafras Award’

The Ozark Society Basis has chosen “Letters to Dan: A Philosophical Information to the Ozarks” by Fayetteville-based author and photographer Don Home for its Sassafras Award for Excellence in Environmental Writing. The award features a $3,000 prize and publication of the e book, which incorporates “private essays and images that mirror the Ozark area’s heritage and fashionable tradition,” in response to a information launch. Finalist decide for the award Davis McCombs is director of this system in artistic writing and translation on the College of Arkansas and a former park ranger at Mammoth Cave Nationwide Park. Home’s e book is the primary to obtain the prize, which the muse established to encourage modern writing and new views of nature and conservation in addition to new voices and the expression of latest environmental experiences, in response to the discharge. Go to ozarksociety.internet.

Hannah Bonnett performs Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde – The Musical.” (Particular to the Democrat-Gazette/Drager Artistic)

TICKETS: Musical ‘Blonde’

The 2022-23 Nationwide Tour manufacturing of “Legally Blonde — The Musical” (music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, e book by Heather Hach, primarily based on the film) is onstage 7:30 p.m. April 21, 2 and seven:30 p.m. April 22 and 1 p.m. April 23 at Little Rock’s Robinson Middle Efficiency Corridor, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway. Tickets — $31-$89 — at the moment are on sale. Name (501) 244-8800 or go to CelebrityAttractions.com or Ticketmaster.com.