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2022 RECONCILIATION IN AMERICA NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
"The Case for Education in Reconciliation: Focusing on Advocacy"

May 25 - May 27, 2022
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hope For Reconciliation - Living In Harmony By Dr. Lester Shaw
 

About the National Symposium

Three Days of Powerful & Inspiring Talks
May 25th -May 27th
12pm - 8pm

Welcome to the 13th Annual Reconciliation in America National Symposium, “The Case for Education in Reconciliation:  Focusing on Advocacy.”  This year, we continue to discuss current issues in the work of reconciliation as part of our scholarly programing, but we also challenge attendees to take on more active advocacy efforts to create the world that only happens when reconciliation is active and intentional.


By convening global scholars and practitioners, the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation hopes to promote a dialogue among those who work to bridge societal divides.

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Registration Fees

This year, attendees have two ways to attend the National Symposium:  Virtually and in-person with limited seating capacity.     

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

Registrants attending in-person will have access to the following:  all sessions, lunch panel discussions, memorial at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, & an optional two-hour bus tour of Black Wall Street and the Historic Greenwood District.

General Admission

Early Bird Fee - Extended to May 11th          

Registration Fee - After May 11th

Educators

Early Bird Fee - Extended to May 11th 

Registration Fee - After May 11th

Students

Early Bird Fee - Extended to May 11th 

Registration Fee - After May 11th

Optional Fees

General Admission One Day Pass

Educators One Day Pass

Students One Day Pass

Lunch with Speaker Only (For each day)

2 - Hour Bus Tour 

$159

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$99

$29

$49

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$69

$39

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$30

VIRTUAL  ATTENDANCE

Registrants attending virtually will have access to the following:  designated sessions, lunch panel discussions, & the memorial at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.

General Admission

Early Bird Fee - Extended to May 11th      

Registration Fee - After May 11th

Educators

Early Bird Fee - Extended to May 11th

Registration Fee - After May 11th

Students

Early Bird Fee - Extended to May 11th

Registration Fee - After May 11th

Optional Fees

General Admission One Day Pass

Educators One Day Pass

Students One Day Pass

For  Educators & Students please see "Scholarships Available" page

$79

$99

$39

$79

$19

$39

$59

$49

$29

 

Symposium

Keynote Speakers

We are proud to bring inspirational presenters from our community & across the nation.  Below you'll find an overview of each Keynote Speaker's focus for the Symposium.  Information coming soon.
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DR. MICHAEL ERIC DYSON

Professor, Writer, & Editor

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is the Centennial Chair at Vanderbilt University and serves as University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Science and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Divinity School. He is also a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website. His rise from humble roots in Detroit to his present perch as a world class intellectual, noted author of 21 books, prominent leader and national media fixture testify to his extraordinary talent. Dyson has also taught at other elite universities like Georgetown University as a sociology professor, Brown University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Columbia University and The University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dyson has won many prestigious honors, including an American Book Award and two NAACP Image Awards. Ebony magazine cited him as one of the 100 most influential African Americans, and as one of the 150 most powerful blacks in the nation.

 

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will be the Opening Session Speaker on Wednesday, May 25th at 6pm.

This Session is FREE to the Public

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SANDRA QUINCE

Chief Executive Officer

Sandra Quince is the Chief Executive Officer responsible for leading all elements of P4P’s strategic plan, financial, programmatic, and operational performance of the organization. She works with the coalition’s co-chairs and Board of Directors to oversee and execute the organization’s strategic vision and growth plan.

Ms. Quince will be the Morning Session Speaker on Thursday, May 26th at 10am.

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DR. LOLITA BUCKNER INNISS

Dean & Provost

Dr. Lolita Buckner Inniss is the dean of the University of Colorado Law School, and is also Provost's Professor of Law. Before coming to CU Law she served as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law. At SMU she was a University Distinguished Professor, an honor reserved for SMU faculty members who demonstrate the highest levels of academic achievement. She was also a Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow. Dean Inniss previously held the Hamilton College Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professorship in Women's Studies, a distinguished visiting chair, and was also a fellow of the New York University-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Memory Project in Paris, France.

Dr. Inniss will be the Afternoon Session Speaker on Thursday, May 26th at 1pm.

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DR. NATALIA MEHLMAN PETRZELA

Scholar, Writer, Teacher, & Activist

Dr. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela is a historian of contemporary American politics and culture. She is the author of Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture (Oxford University Press, 2015), and the forthcoming "FIT NATION: The Gains and Pains Of America’s Exercise Obsession" (University of Chicago Press, 2022). 

Dr. Petrzela will be the Opening Session Speaker on Thursday, May 26th at 6pm.

This Session is FREE to the Public.

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CHAZ STEPHENS

Debate Team Coach

Chaz Stephens born and raised in Tulsa and is presently residing in Turley, Oklahoma. This school year he helps manage seven Tulsa area schools during the  school year. Serving as  Co-Coach of the Riverfield Speech and Debate Team, where he has helped win 4 of the last 5 consecutive Speech and Debate State Championships. 

Mr. Stephens will be the Morning Session Speaker on Friday, May 27th at 9:30am.

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SHARIAH MILLER

Student & Activist

Shariah Miller is a Junior at Kipp Legacy High School.  She loves reading, writing, and debating, especially on the racial injustices that she has witnessed.  She loves having conversations about racial injustices especially with adults that are willing to listen to students' perspectives from her community.  She loves being in environments where she is heard and understood.  This is one of the reasons why she wants to become a civil rights lawyer.   

Ms. Miller will be the Afternoon Session Speaker on Friday, May 27th at 1pm.