Tulsa Annual Awards - honoring the work of the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission
2021 Tulsa Annual Awards
Cox Business Center (Tulsa Ballroom) and virtual option*
Thursday, October 14, 2021; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Masks strongly encouraged
*we will be providing a virtual at home experience for the comfort of our guests who prefer this option
OCCJ is proud to honor the work of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, their efforts to educate Oklahomans and Americans about the Race Massacre and its impact on the state and Nation and for their efforts to remember its victims and survivors.
Photo courtesy of the Tulsa Historical Society
The Annual Awards is OCCJ’s major source of funding for free programming and current events in our nation remind us of the critical need for OCCJ’s work. At the heart of our mission is creating spaces for dialogue and programs that serve to empower, educate, and inspire Oklahomans to create inclusive communities and, ultimately overcome oppression.
OCCJ’s programs range from “Different and the Same,” an awareness and anti-prejudice program for second second-grade students to community discussions addressing current issues such as racism, xenophobia, and, anti-Semitism. Our work and programs have continued throughout the pandemic thanks to an accessible, virtual program model that has allowed us to reach over 3,700 educators, professionals, and families.
Current events illustrate the need for OCCJ’s work. At the heart of our mission is creating spaces for dialogue and facilitating programs that serve to empower, educate, and inspire Oklahomans to create inclusive communities, and ultimately, overcome oppression.
2021 Annual Awards Committee
Greg Shaw, Chair
Judy Kishner, Honorary Chair
Howard Barnett, Jr.
Amber Howard Cornelius