Southern Arkansas University will conduct its 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance today.
The day will include the Memorial March at 5 p.m. from the parking lot of Miller's Cafeteria to the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. The memorial program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall.
Representative Darrin Williams of Arkansas District 36 will be the keynote speaker.
Williams is serving his second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 36, which includes part of Pulaski County.
During the 88th General Assembly, Williams serves as chair of the House Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the House Rules Committee and the House Committee on Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs. In addition, Rep. Williams is on the Arkansas Legislative Council; the Arkansas Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight Committee; the Code Revision Commission, and the Public School Desegregation Lawsuit Resolution Task Force. For the 87th General Assembly, Rep. Williams served on the Arkansas Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight Committee; the House Committee on Education; the House Judiciary Committee; the House Rules Committee, and the Arkansas Public School Desegregation Lawsuit Resolution Task Force.
Williams is an attorney with Carney Williams, PLLC. A graduate of Little Rock Central High School, he earned a bachelor's degree from Hendrix College and he graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He also attended the Georgetown University Law Center.