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Exploring Equity: Greenwood and Black Wall Street

  • Tulsa Public Schools Education Service Center 3027 S. New Haven Ave. Tulsa, OK 74114 United States (map)

Eventbrite registration link can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-equity-greenwood-black-wall-street-tickets-31885803296

The success of young Tulsans should not be predicted by their race, gender, zip code, socioeconomic status, or any other factor. We must ensure that all of our students have equal opportunities to fulfill their greatest potential.

Change starts with people who care about doing what's right, regardless of whether it's easy. It won't be easy to create the equitable conditions we want for our children, but we can start working toward it together through learning, reflecting, and sharing honest dialogue.

Starting in February, we will hold a series of community gatherings designed to provide a space for Tulsans to learn about a variety of issues which affect diversity, justice and acceptance. These conversations will be facilitated by community leader and advocate Hannibal Johnson and will take place monthly through the end of the school year.

Our second community conversation, Exploring Equity: Greenwood and Black Wall Street, will take place on Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Selman Room at the Education Service Center (3027 S. New Haven Avenue in Tulsa). Dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. with learning and conversation beginning at 6:00 p.m. Hannibal Johnson will explore the saga of one of America’s premiere black entrepreneurial havens, its obliteration in the cataclysmic 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, and its rise and renaissance in the wake of continuing racial tumult.

Future gatherings will include conversations about religious diversity, LGBTQ inclusion, and immigration and immigrant communities. We look forward to engaging with you as we examine these critical subjects and work to identify ways in which we can begin to confront and combat the systemic inequities that have limited our children for far too long.