Tulsa Annual Awards
Honoring Local Heroes
We honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the fortitude and leadership of the medical community, and frontline workers from a variety of sectors, Tulsa continues to navigate through this pandemic together. Their work benefits all of us during a challenging time – particularly the most vulnerable.
The Annual Awards is the 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. Because of the support of donors like you, 1,400 students participated in “Different and the Same” in 2019. 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.