Opportunity, Equity & Race
May 29 – 31, 2013, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Honoring the memory of Scott Zarrow
What Is The Value of Reconciliation?
- What do we stand to gain economically, politically, socially and morally from pursuing cultural harmony?
- What stands in the way of reconciliation?
- Who will lead the way to racial, ethnic and social reconciliation?
The fourth annual John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation Symposium will address these and other questions. Thought-provoking leaders in business, religion, academia, and community involvement will offer their ideas, experiences and wisdom during sessions designed to encourage discussion and reflection. Scholars, students, and community activists will find this in-depth exploration compelling and energizing. The symposium advances the Center’s mission of promoting reconciliation and generating trust through scholarly work and constructive community engagement.
Free-to-the-Public Events: Town Hall Forum and Keynote Address
The Tulsa community is invited to attend two free events on Thursday, May 30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel:
Town Hall Forum
The Town Hall Forum from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. features a conversation on the value of reconciliation between close friends and eminent theologians:
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church, an interdenominational (American Baptist and United Church of Christ) church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City
The Keynote Address at 5:30 p.m. presented by Peter Edelman, L.L.B., attorney, policy maker, law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and author of So Rich So Poor: Why It’s So Hard To End Poverty in America. Click here for speaker biographical information
Oklahoma Humanities Council
The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation The Maxine and Jack Zarrow Foundation
Town Hall Sponsor
Saint Francis Health Systems
The University of Tulsa
Plenary Session Sponsors
OSU – Tulsa and OSU Health Sciences Tulsa Community Foundation
ONEOK Cherokee Nation Enterprises, Inc.
Michael and Libby Johnson Julius and Wennette Pegues
The Hille Family Foundation Samson Energy
Tulsa Regional Chamber/Visit Tulsa Spirit Aero Systems
Langston University University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies
Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice First Oklahoma Bank
Sam and Rita Combs Mary Athens John Gibson
Lee Clark Johns Rand and Sweb Suffolk Michael Pegues Monica Basu
Arts and Humanities Council Philbrook Third Floor Design
This program is funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the symposium do not necessarily represent those of OHC or NEH.