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: The Need to Read

This forum will explore literacy in Arkansas, including efforts to teach literacy, rates of literacy in Arkansas, and the costs and effects of Arkansans who can’t read.

Featured Panelists

Sherry Chambers – K-12 Literacy Director for the Little Rock School District
Marci Robertson – Executive Director of Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
Sherra Bennett –

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Issues That Matter: Housing, Homelessness and Habitability

This forum will delve into the state of housing in Arkansas, including availability and the quality of rental properties.

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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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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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