The Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links Inc., will host a book review/signing with Michael McCray, author of “Memoires of an ACORN Whistleblower”, at 4 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Leedell Morehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery in the Hathaway/Howard Fine Arts Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
McCray, a certified public accountant, is a dedicated human rights and public interest advocate. A Howard University, American University and Georgetown University Law Center alumnus, he is committed to education and teaches community economic development and finance at Prairie View A&M University as a visiting graduate professor.
A conservative Democrat, McCray began his career in public service as a community and economic development specialist who pioneered new technologies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the White House Empowerment Zones Initiative under the Clinton Administration. A national board member of Federal Employed Women/Legal Education Fund (FEW/LEF) and former national board delegate for Georgia ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, McCray champions national issues such as federal workers’ rights, fair lending (mortgage fraud) and judicial reform.