Issues That Matter

The Central Arkansas Library System is proud to host a series of programs exploring the important political, social, economic, and cultural issues having an impact on our community. The 2021 Issues That Matter series includes discussions of public health, literacy, homelessness, and the environment. Program information below is subject to change.

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Issues That Matter: Renters’ Rights and Habitability

The first of two forums that will delve into the status of housing in Arkansas. Some topics of discussion will include the quality of rental properties and how the state of Arkansas supports or doesn’t support its residential renters.

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This event will be hosted virtually on the Zoom platform.

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Issues That Matter: Homelessness and Housing Uncertainty

The second installment of our panels on the status of housing in Arkansas. This forum will discuss some of the greatest barriers Arkansans face to securing stable, affordable housing and what resources exist to help those most in need of shelter in the Natural State.

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Issues That Matter: Protecting Arkansas’s Waterways

Arkansas’s waterways are suffering from poor water quality, aging infrastructure and other concerns. This forum will address what needs to be done to protect these vital resources.

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This event will be hosted virtually on the Zoom platform. Free registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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