Nearly 100 years ago to the day, the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission is holding a free and open to the public opportunity to engage in the history and scholarship surrounding the massacre. The Opportunity Project will facilitate a special breakout session focused on the present-day implications for young people and advancing equity in youth-serving fields. The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the worst acts of racial violence in our nation’s history, and has remained an open secret for far too long. The Opportunity Project will provide an opportunity to learn what happened in Tulsa a century ago, better understand historical racial trauma and explore the continued impact of the massacre.
The Opp’s mission is to lift young people in marginalized communities and broaden access to hands-on learning opportunities beyond the classroom. The Opportunity Project provides critical backbone support for a broad network of youth-serving organizations throughout Tulsa County with a special emphasis on building the social-emotional skills and passion for exploration young people need for future success. Since 2017, The Opp has helped kids reach goals by providing pathways to thrive.
“The Opportunity Project is proud to underwrite the National Day of Learning, exploring the history and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Acknowledging and reflecting on the past allows us to think critically about our world today and build pathways toward equity for all. The terror of the Tulsa Race Massacre is a tragedy that for too long has gone untold,” said Caroline Shaw, Executive Director of The Opportunity Project. “But it is also a story of resilience, richness of culture and triumph. As we work to advance equity for young people in our community, The Opportunity Project supports those committed to accelerating progress towards moving all youth to thriving. Together, we can connect young people to the world of opportunity in Tulsa and beyond.”
Registration is currently open at https://whova.com/web/trmec_202106/
For a full schedule, list of speakers, and to register, visit the events page at Tulsa2021.org.