Dismantling Racism: A Toolkit for Parents
Join TulsaKids and OSU-Tulsa for a Facebook Live Series with Quraysh Ali Lansana
In August, Quraysh Ali Lansana, a poet and professor at OSU-Tulsa, joined TulsaKids Magazine for a weekly Facebook Live series designed to help parents understand systemic racism and and how to address it with their children. OSU-Tulsa and TulsaKids Magazine rebooted the Dismantling Racism series in October 2020 as a monthly series. Watch past videos and learn about upcoming events below.
Session 2: Teens Talk about Racism
Session 3: Racism Toolkit
What’s At Stake? Diversity and the Election
Quraysh Ali Lansana and Betty Casey moderate a panel discussing the upcoming election and how it will affect the lives of local families. Panelists include Andee Cooper, who has a son with disabilities; Hannah Middlebrook, who has a transgender daughter; and K. Luna, a Latina college student. Watch this informative discussion here.
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 12 p.m.
Quraysh Ali Lansana and Betty Casey will be joined by members of the Native American community.
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 12 p.m.
Local religious leaders will join Quraysh Ali Lansana and Betty Casey in discussing representation during the holiday season.
About the Panelists:
Dr. Allen Culpepper: Dr. Allen Culpepper is an associate professor of English and coordinator of the Honors Program at Tulsa Community College. He is also coordinating the Religious State of the 918 religious-diversity project funded by Oklahoma Humanities and the Tulsa Community College Foundation. Culpepper has a Ph.D. from the University of Tulsa, an M.A. from the University of West Florida, and a B.A. from the University of Alabama, in his native state. At TCC, he teaches composition, British literature, and creative writing. He is a peer reviewer for Whale Road Review, an online journal based in San Diego; one of the founding faculty advisors for Tulsa Review, TCC’s online journal of the literary and visual arts; and the author of a poetry blog, Poetry When It Comes. He is possessed by two cats, likes to draw cartoon opossums, and is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, where he occasionally serves as a lector and substitute musician.
Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of twenty books in poetry, nonfiction and children’s literature. Lansana is a Tulsa Artist Fellow, Writer in Residence and Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, and a former faculty member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Juilliard School. Lansana is executive producer of KOSU/NPR’s Focus: Black Oklahoma, and his forthcoming titles include Those Who Stayed: Life in 1921 Tulsa After the Massacre and Opal’s Greenwood Oasis. He is a member of Tri-City Collective.