November 3, 2014
Monday
Nov 03
2014

President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton to Host “The Work Continues: Celebrating 10 Years of the Clinton Presidential Center” in Little Rock November 14-18

Little Rock, AR
Press Release

Events include a Symposium on the Clinton Administration, a convening of “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project,” “Celebrate 10: A Community Concert,” and a Panel Discussion on the Positive Impact the Clinton Center has made in Central Arkansas

Friends, family, alumni, Foundation staff, volunteers and supporters, Clinton School students and the community will participate in a Day of Action for Little Rock, benefitting the Arkansas Foodbank

Little Rock, AR – A decade after the Clinton Presidential Center first opened its doors on November 18, 2004, President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton will host “The Work Continues: Celebrating 10 Years of the Clinton Presidential Center,” a weekend-long series of events commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Center and highlighting the work and impact of President Clinton’s lifetime of service held November 14-18.

The Clinton Center has served as a premiere educational and cultural venue, an extension of the classroom, and a cornerstone of the Little Rock community. The Clinton Center includes offices of the Clinton Foundation, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Located within a 30-acre park on the banks of the Arkansas River, the Clinton Center has helped revitalize downtown Little Rock.

Throughout his more than 45 years in public service, President Clinton's work has spanned many roles – attorney general, governor, president, founder of the Clinton Foundation – and is all tied together by a singular commitment to building on what works and a belief that the future can be better than the present. Reflecting on the first 10 years of the Clinton Center, the weekend will highlight his continued commitment to strengthening communities and empowering people everywhere to live their best life story.

With support from Presenting Sponsor Coca-Cola, the Clinton Foundation has invited friends, family, alumni, and supporters to participate in the weekend. The events will kick off Friday with a Symposium on the Clinton Administration, in partnership with the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. As they have done for previous administrations, the Miller Center conducted an oral history project shortly after the end of the Clinton Administration and will present information from these interviews in three panel discussions featuring prominent former Administration officials on domestic policy, economic policy, and foreign policy including Alexis Herman, Former Secretary of Labor; Bruce Reed, President, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council under President Clinton; Gene Sperling, Director of National Economic Council and White House National Economic Advisor; Erskine Bowles, Former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton, and President Emeritus of the University of North Carolina; Mara Rudman, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Chief of Staff at the NSC, Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary to the NSC, Deputy Special Envoy for Middle East Peace at the Department of State, and Assistant Administrator for the Middle East at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Former Alternate Representative to the United Nations, and Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and Gen. (Ret.) Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander.

On Saturday afternoon, Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will convene a No Ceilings conversation about community-based solutions to advance economic opportunity for women and families locally and globally. No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project is an initiative led by Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. This continues a series of convenings that No Ceilings has hosted, around the world on a variety of issues over the past year, to elevate discussions about full participation of women and girls.

On Saturday evening, the Clinton Foundation will host “Celebrate 10,” a musical event that will honor the spirit of the Arkansas community through an unforgettable night of storytelling and an inspirational call to serve. Held in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank, the event encourages everyone to join the Clinton family – and special guests – to give back by collecting food to feed Arkansas’s hungry through the holidays. More details will be announced shortly.

On Sunday, friends, family, alumni, Foundation staff volunteers and supporters, Clinton School students, and others will participate in a Day of Action for Little Rock, also benefitting the Arkansas Foodbank. Established and led by Chelsea Clinton, the Clinton Foundation Day of Action program has mobilized more than 3,600 volunteers, donating 18,631 hours across the country and world to help make a meaningful difference in the communities where we work, visit, and live.

On Monday, the Clinton Foundation will host a panel of experts who will discuss both the economic and social impact of the Clinton Center, as well as how it continues to thrive as a vibrant educational and cultural venue for visitors of all ages.

Every year, as a “thank you” to the Central Arkansas community, the Clinton Center offers four free-admission days, including one commemorating the anniversary of the grand opening on November 18. Visitors are encouraged to tour both the permanent exhibits, which tell the story of the Clinton Administration, and the temporary exhibits, which give visitors an opportunity to always see something new. This year, in celebration of 10 years, admission to the Clinton Center will be free for three, consecutive days:

  • Sunday, November 16; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, November 17; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 18; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Additionally, below is a list of events marking 10 years of the Clinton Center, open to pre-registered press subject to space. Logistical details, program participants, and speakers will be announced.

*** FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY *** ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED ***

WHAT:             The Work Continues: Celebrating 10 Years of the Clinton Presidential Center

WHEN:             Friday, November 14

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
SYMPOSIUM ON THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION
in partnership with the Miller Center at the University of Virginia
Clinton Center, Great Hall
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR

This is a ticketed event and is at capacity.  Call time for credentialed press is 9 AM

Panelists:

  • Alexis Herman, Former Secretary of Labor
  • Bruce Reed, President, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council under President Clinton
  • Gene Sperling, Director of National Economic Council and White House National Economic Advisor
  • Erskine Bowles, Former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton, and President Emeritus of the University of North Carolina
  • Mara Rudman, Deputy Assistant the President for National Security Affairs and Chief of Staff at the NSC, Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary to the NSC, Deputy Special Envoy for Middle East Peace at the Department of State, and Assistant Administrator for the Middle East at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Former Alternate Representative to the United Nations, and Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
  • Gen. (Ret.) Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander

This oral history project, in partnership with the Miller Center, is a compilation of archival interviews and reflections about the Clinton Presidency from those who know it best. Many interviews were conducted shortly after the end of the Clinton Administration and are being shared with the public for the first time during this event. There will be three panel discussions around hallmark issues of the Clinton Administration, including domestic policy, economic policy, and foreign policy. The three-panel discussion will feature prominent former Administration officials and others who will discuss these issues that defined the Clinton Presidency.

Saturday, November 15

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
COMMUNITY BASED SOLUTIONS: A NO CEILINGS CONVERSATION 
Clinton Center, Great Hall
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR

This is a ticketed event and is at capacity.  Call time for credentialed press is 1:30 PM

Panelists:

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton

Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will convene a No Ceilings conversation about community-based solutions to advance economic opportunity for women and families locally and globally. No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project is an initiative led by Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. Full participation is the unfinished business of the 21st century and is critical to achieving prosperity, stability, and security across the globe. No Ceilings is convening partners to begin a data driven evaluation of the gains women and girls have made over the past two decades and the gaps that remain. Bringing together the best data will help us pinpoint the smartest solutions to advance the status of women and girls. Through the No Ceilings project, we will also outline a 21st century agenda to accelerate full participation for women and girls around the world. The project will convene the private sector, government, civil society, and individuals to accelerate progress toward this agenda.

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CELEBRATE 10: A COMMUNITY CONCERT 
in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank
Note: coverage restrictions will apply

This event is open to the public. For admission, register in advance at https://www.clintonfoundation.org/celebrate10. The cost of admission is a donation to the Foodbank of canned food or nonperishable items. Call time for credentialed press is 7:30 PM.

Celebrate 10 is a concert event that will honor the spirit of the Arkansas community through an unforgettable night of music and an inspirational call to serve. Marking the first decade of the Clinton Center, held in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank, the night invites everyone to join the Clinton family – and special guests – in making a real contribution to their community. The event is free, with attendees bringing canned and shelf-stable boxed food as tickets. Held just before Thanksgiving, and with a goal of collecting food to feed Arkansas’ hungry through the holidays, this event will celebrate what we all can do, together, to build a better tomorrow – in Arkansas and around the world. Sunday’s Day of Action will also benefit the Arkansas Foodbank.

Sunday, November 16

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
DAY OF ACTION FOR LITTLE ROCK
Arkansas Foodbank
4301 W 65th St.
Little Rock, AR

This event is free and the public is encouraged to participate.  Participants should register at www.clintonfoundation.org/day-action-little-rock.  Call time for credentialed press is 11:30 AM.

Established and led by Chelsea Clinton, the Clinton Foundation Day of Action program has brought thousands of people together for volunteer projects across the country and world to help make a meaningful difference in the communities where we work, visit, and live. As part of the 10-year celebration, we encourage alumni, Foundation staff and volunteers, Clinton School students, and others to participate in a Day of Action for Little Rock that will be attended by President Clinton. The Clinton Foundation will partner with the Arkansas Foodbank, which is the largest foodbank in the state. Last year, the Foodbank distributed 20.9 million pounds of food to approximately 300 member agencies in Arkansas. Members of the community are encouraged to sign up to volunteer here: www.clintonfoundation.org/day-action-little-rock.

Monday, November 17

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: IMPACT OF THE CLINTON CENTER
Clinton Center, Great Hall
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR

This event is free and open to the public; however; reservations are required.  Guests should RSVP my emailing[email protected] or by calling 501-683-5239. Call time for credentialed press is 11:30 AM.

Moderator:

  • David Goins, KARK/KLRT

Panelists:

  • Bruce Moore, City Manager, City of Little Rock
  • Dr. Sadie Mitchell, Assistant Superintendent, Little Rock School District
  • Gretchen Hall, President and CEO, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jay Chesshir, President and CEO, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • Grant Tennille, Executive Director, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

The panel discussion will highlight the tremendous impact the Clinton Center has had on Central Arkansas. Subject-matter experts will discuss both the economic and social impact of the Clinton Center, as well as how it continues to thrive as a vibrant educational and cultural venue for visitors of all ages.

Media accreditation is now open and those planning to cover must be approved and credentialed by the Clinton Foundation. To apply, please complete this form https://www.clintonfoundation.org/press/registration/the-work-continues by Monday, November 10, 2014. Members of the media are encouraged to submit an online application in advance of this deadline, as credentials will be processed on a rolling basis. Those who have received email confirmation from the Clinton Foundation to attend may pick up their credentials at the press registration desk located at the entrance to the Clinton Presidential Center. To pick up your credential, a valid government-issued ID is required. Please send questions to [email protected].

Follow the weekend’s events online at www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-presidential-center/the-work-continues, on the Blog at www.clintonfoundation.org/blog, on Twitter @ClintonCenter and @ClintonFdn, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClintonFoundation. Pictures will be available on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/. The event hashtag is #ClintonCenter10th.

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