LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 21-23 The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will cohost free lectures and events open to the public that celebrate the important role of whistleblowers and their advocates. The events, which will take place at the Clinton Presidential Library and other nearby locations, are cosponsored by The Whistleblower Summit® for Civil & Human Rights, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that will host its fifth annual event on Capitol Hill in July. The Arkansas mini-conference is the first in a series of smaller conferences the organization intends to host outside of the District of Columbia.
Conference organizer Michael McCray, a native Arkansan who moved to Washington, D.C. with the Clinton administration, says his hometown was selected to host the lecture series for a number of reasons, including that its state legislature is expected to be the first to support a National Whistleblower Appreciation Day on July 30. State Reps. Vivian Flowers and Ken Ferguson will introduce their proclamation during a 9 a.m. April 22 press conference at the Clinton Presidential Center. The press conference will also address the Flint, Michigan, water contamination crisis. Other participants in the conference include McCray, Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblower Center and Carlton Winfrey, who covers politics for the Detroit Free Press.
"There is no Free Press without confidential sources. There can be no Congressional Oversight without government informants. Whistleblowers are the 'Fifth Estate' protecting freedom, liberty and Democracy."
--Michael McCray, Esq., CPA (inactive)
Among the other events is an April 22 movie night in which the documentary "The Seven Five" will be shown with a discussion led by (Ret.) U.S. Chief Deputy Marshall Matthew Fogg. Movie night will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Little Rock, River Market Pavilion. April 23, there will be a book signing and discussion group from 10 a.m. to noon at Pyramid Book Store, 1001 Wright Av., Suite C. Authors participating in the signing include McCray ("ACORN 8: Race, Power & Politics"), Stephen W. Kohn ("The Whistleblower's Handbook"), Tom Devine ("Corporate Whistleblowers Survival Guide") and Michael Volpe ("The Definitive Dossier on PTSD in Whistleblowers").
A full schedule of events can be found at www.WhistleblowerSummit.com.
For more information on the Whistleblower Summit® at the Clinton School of Public Service, contact Michael McCray, 870-543-0024; Email.
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SOURCE Michael McCray