JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Dr. Charlotte Lewellen-Williams will be the guest speaker at the North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative's (NJNI) resident appreciation celebration.
The inaugural red carpet gala, “An Evening among the Stars,” recognizes residents who have made contributions to the city and to NJNI.
Dr. Williams is the director of the Center of Community Philanthropy and associate professor of Public Health at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.
A native of Jonesboro, Lewellen-Williams is the daughter of the late Rev. Herman and Mildred Lewellen, both social justice advocates who were deeply involved and committed to the North Jonesboro community.
The gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Centennial Hall in the Carl Reng Student Union on the A-State campus. Tickets are $25 each.
For more information, call Emma Agnew at (870) 336-7210.