by Robert Bell
IN TUNE WITH THE HOMELESS
11 a.m. Enjoy LifeStyle Center. Free.
In Tune with the Homeless is a daylong event with live music, local food vendors, free medical testing and educational outreach. The main beneficiary will be the SOAR Outreach Network, a nonprofit that helps homeless folks with their transportation needs.
There will be a battle of the bands featuring hip-hop, rock and folk performers, judged by a panel of homeless people involved with outreach programs and program organizers. The winners will compete for a variety of prizes, including recording time from Mach 1 Recording and photography by K. Toomer, among other goodies.
Occupy Little Rock will be on hand to discuss The Campaign Finance & Lobbying Act of 2012, a ballot initiative by the group Regnat Populus 2012 that's designed to reduce the corrupting influence of money in Arkansas politics, particularly with regard to legislators, lobbyists and the interactions between them. Some of the food sellers on hand will be Pierre's Pizza, Homegrown Gourmet and King Blvd. A portion of proceeds will also benefit youth-oriented programs at The Enjoy LifeStyle Center skate park.
Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.