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10th Annual #NWAEquality Night

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Emmy award winning actor and playwright Leslie Jordan, known for roles in shows and movies such as “Will & Grace”, “Sordid Lives”, “American Horror Story”, “The Help” and “Designing Women”, takes the stage Fayetteville for a special one-night only performance during the 10th annual NWA Equality Night presented by Walmart. Celebrate a decade of courage and progress by LGBTQ people while raising funds to support our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, and a new Arkansas Alumni Association scholarship for University of Arkansas students passionate about LGBTQ issues.

Jordan's new show, "Straight Outta Chattanooga"  features colorful stories, insightful anecdotes and hilarious memories of his childhood in – and ultimate escape to the lights of Hollywood from – Chattanooga, Tennessee. “I fell out of the womb and landed in my mama’s high heels," Jordan jokes. Fans will be in stitches at his newest collection of stories and perspectives, which reflect upon his journey and reaffirm his reputation as one of comedy’s best storytellers.

The Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality (NWA Equality), Arkansas’ largest nonprofit serving LGBTQ residents began hosting the annual event 10 years go as a community celebration for LGBTQ people and allies while also raising critical dollars for important programs – from free HIV testing and peer support groups to the region’s annual Pride celebration. This year, NWA Equality is teaming up with the Arkansas Alumni Association’s PRIDE Alumni Society to establish the new scholarship for University of Arkansas students.


A VIP meet and greet with Jordan, silent auction and community presentation will precede Jordan’s performance. Five per cent of profit from the event and auction will benefit the Arkansas Alumni Association scholarship fund. 

Attention U of A students: A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for you to
 enjoy the silent auction, community program and “Straight Outta Chattanooga” for free thanks to the Arkansas Alumni Association.  Claim voucher at Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 1st. Vouchers distributed on a first come first serve basis.  U of A student ID required. Limit one per person. Admit one person per ticket.

VIP Meet and Greet with Leslie Jordan
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (VIP ticket holders only)
Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House

491 N. Razorback Road
Fayetteville, AR 72701
1.888.275.2586
Shuttle provided to and from Stadium Drive Parking Garage

Silent Auction and Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (all ticket holders welcome)
Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House
491 N. Razorback Road
Fayetteville, AR 72701
1.888.275.2586

Shuttle provided to and from Stadium Drive Parking Garage

Community Celebration and Performance of "Straight Outta Chattanooga"

8:30 p.m. 
Verizon Ballroom
Arkansas Union
435 N. Garland Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Parking for VIP meet and greet, silent auction and main event available in Stadium Drive Parking Garage. Shuttles will run guests from the garage to the 
Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House and back. Meet the shuttle at the Razorback Transit Depot accessed via the elevator in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage.

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Verizon Ballroom at Arkansas Union
435 N. Garland Avenue,
Fayetteville, AR 72701