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Episode 202: Lindsey Leverett-Higgins is Building Upon A Dream with The Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Council

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Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness because greatness is determined by service.  – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This episode featured Lindsey Leverett Higgins, the President of the Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Council. Lindsey shared how the Council was established in 1996 by the late Reverend J. Aaron Hawkins to bring a large celebration to Northwest Arkansas in honor of Dr. King and raise money for scholarships. 

The Council has grown since then and has become a vital part of the black and minority community in Northwest Arkansas. Each year, the Council gives out the Salute to Greatness Award to recognize community members for their work in the community and raises money for scholarships. Lindsey shared that Northwest Arkansas is growing in diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages anyone considering moving to Northwest Arkansas to do so. We also discussed the role that local employers, both large and small, play in promoting DEI in recruitment and retention efforts.

“Come find your tribe, get engaged, get involved, meet people, understand the local hangouts, the beauty shops, and the barber shops. Know that if you’re coming from a major city, there are not necessarily from a diversity standpoint, not yet, but we’re getting there.” –Lindsey Leverett Higgins

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. The Impact of the Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council on Diversity and Inclusion in the Community

2. The Salute to Greatness Awards and How Recipients are Selected

3. Advice for People Considering Moving to Northwest Arkansas from a Diversity Perspective.

All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.

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Northwest Arkansas MLK Council on LinkedIn

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