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Reflective Walking Tour

Greenwood Rising & Greenwood District

Thursday, May 26th

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

THE JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

 

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The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation recognizes the importance of investing in our youth because they are our future leaders for reconciliation.  We invite youth (ages 14-25) to join the 2022 JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT. 

Youth will explore the history of change in our society (especially noting the history of Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood) and how each individual plays an instrumental role as change agents.  The Youth Leadership Summit emulates our parallel adult program by establishing leadership opportunities for youth and ensuring a deeper understanding of the critical issues facing our reconciliation work.

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The youth summit also strengthens efforts to build collaborative efforts with the younger and older generations in bringing about reconciliation change throughout Oklahoma, the nation, and the world.  The John Hope Franklin Center National Symposium Youth Leadership Summit was established to give youth a voice to make reconciliation in our world achievable at all ages and to give them the necessary tools for them to take responsibility for the future. 

Youth will only be able to attend the

John Hope Franklin Center National Symposium Youth Leadership Summit in-person.

Scholarships are available to cover the registration cost for students!

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Youth Leadership Summit Agenda

  • May 25, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Led by Vanessa Adams-Harris, the initial event for the John hope Franklin Symposium activities, the Greenwood Bus Tour will include significant sites often identified within the 1921 Race Massacre and significant landmarks for Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood area.
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  • May 25, 6:00 PM CDT – May 26, 8:30 PM CDT
    Lorton Performing Arts Center, 2820 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    ****THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC**** Dr. Dyson, will provide perspective on reconciliation efforts through multiple lenses of current concern across the nation.
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  • May 26, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM CDT
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Sandra Quince will provide a national perspective of how business leaders, board members, and academics can build coalitions to overcome disparity issues within their organizations and communities.
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  • May 26, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Dr. Buckner-Inniss will share how her family’s stories of being survivors and descendants of the Tulsa Race Massacre were threads in a larger tapestry about anti-Black racism, the value of having our own spaces, the passage of time, and finally, the law’s power to grant recognition and relief.
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  • May 26, 2:15 PM CDT – May 27, 2:15 PM CDT
    Ellis Walker Woods Memorial, 710 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Youth attending the Youth Leadership Summit will participate in a reflective walking tour of monuments within the Greenwood area while making connections to the history and perspectives presented over the past two days of the Symposium.
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  • May 26, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    ****THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC**** Dr. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela will discuss current issues in American politics and culture that give insight into the political and educational tensions that are relevant to the reconciliation work of our times.
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  • May 27, 9:30 AM – May 28, 10:20 AM
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    The youth debate team provide deliberations over the symposium topic, “The Case for Education in Reconciliation: Focusing on Advocacy.” The information the youth present will provide foundation for subsequent dialogue sessions with both the youth and adults for the remainder of the symposium day.
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  • May 27, 10:30 AM – May 28, 11:50 AM
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Youth & adult participants will participate in a dialogue protocol that engages each participant in considering the themes and content from the symposium for the three days, along with considering their next steps in working collaboratively in reconciliation work after the symposium.
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  • May 27, 1:00 PM CDT – May 28, 2:30 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    From her youth vantage point, Miller will discuss how she has seen activism and advocacy and would like to see how improvements can occur. Miller will be joined by local educators and community advocates, and other youth in discussing their thoughts on advocacy after hearing Miller’s presentation.
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  • May 27, 2:30 PM – May 28, 3:00 PM
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    ****THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC**** The ceremony will provide tribute to the lives lost, the survivors, and descendants of the race massacre. Additionally, acknowledgments to the legacy of Board Chair, Julius Pegues will be provided.
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  • May 27, 3:00 PM – May 28, 3:45 PM
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Culminating the youth summit, the attendees will participate in a community action effort that allows them to demonstrate how they are doing reconciliation efforts as a final action within their summit activities. Adult participants are invited to support the youth as well.
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