The Sebastian County Democratic Women will host a community activist from Fayetteville who will discuss "The Health of Arkansas Democracy."

Joyce Hale, a community activist for 40 years who has worked with the Sierra Club, the League of Women Voters, Arkansas Public Policy Panel and other nonprofit groups, is now focused on voter suppression, according to a news release. Her main objective is to promote independent redistricting commissions and remove partisan influence when drawing district lines. She is also working to establish online registration, the release states.

The meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave.