Race Reconciliation Conversations in Partnership with the Faith Community
Beginning September 2018, the Mayor's Office of Resilience and Equity (MORE) is excited to expand interfaith racial reconciliation dinners across Tulsa. Dinners will encourage constructive, meaningful conversations to bring understanding and strengthen social cohesion amongst Tulsans of different backgrounds.
MORE will serve as the facilitator for groups of 8-12 people meeting at places of worship. Groups will break bread and share discussion on a quarterly basis. These discussions will provide a place at the table for everyone and will be designed to create a snowball effect, fostering new relationships among diverse groups of Tulsans and encouraging those participating to continue the conversation after dinner has concluded.
Want to get involved? Check back this summer to sign up using Hustle, a peer-to-peer communication tool designed to enhance the experience of participating in these conversations. Have questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
918 Day is a new citywide event celebrating Tulsa’s diversity, growth and multiculturalism. The goal of 918 Day is to engage all Tulsans, regardless of neighborhood affiliation or background, in an accessible, fun, and convenient manner to build connections. 918 Day is a unique opportunity to unify the community, increase hope, foster economic prosperity and support youth development. 918 Day will be celebrated in a forthcoming special location on September 18 each year.
The week leading up to September 18 will begin by celebrating “Welcome Week,” a special week in which Tulsa will bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. Welcome Week activities leading up to 918 Day will include local culturally representative art and diverse culinary flavors. 918 Day events will include a citywide scavenger hunt, special 918 Day deals, and other community building activities. Want to get involved? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.