In June 2021, the program kicks off with the first of eleven monthly two-hour sessions.

Programs will take place via Zoom, thus eliminating travel time and costs for participants. Sessions will feature speakers, panelists, multimedia presentations, and interactive small groups. As a bonus, participants will be invited to take part in book- and documentary-discussion groups. Program content promises to be enlightening, challenging, and inspiring.

Programs take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Speakers and subject matter experts are now being recruited. Topics will be as follows:

Date Focus Topic
October 14, 2021Image

How Oklahoma’s views on race affects its reputation, recruitment of business, visitors, and conventions, and its place on the national stage

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December 9, 2021Everyday Conversations

Discussing race and racism in everyday settings: at home, at work, in social circles, and online

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November 17, 2021Criminal Justice

Understanding race in the state’s criminal justice system: law enforcement, the courts system, and among prison populations

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January 13, 2022Civics

What civic involvement, representation, the census, and elections means to minority populations

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February 17, 2022Business

What Oklahoma can do to build and attract more top-level businesspersons of color; how to build a more vibrant minority-owned business climate; the business community’s role in race relations

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March 10, 2022Advocacy

Black Lives Matter, Hispanic Heritage Month and Indigenous People’s Day: what modern movements in social justice means to Oklahoma

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April 14, 2022The Future; Conclusion

Viewing Oklahoma through the eyes of our younger generations, i.e., teens through Millennials; how to apply the lessons of this yearlong program

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