Calendar

Jan
23
Thu
All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Jan 23 all-day

*Please call for hours before visiting: 918-595-7339.

Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.

As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.

The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.

Paying for Success: How Social Impact Policy Transforms Education and the Public Sphere @ Central Library
Jan 23 all-day

The year 2020 is one that aims at massive changes to Oklahoma’s educational institutions, its public service sector, and even its governing bodies–changes that proclaim to be “data-driven” and “evidence-based” and that hold out the promise of an efficient, transparent, and equitable future. A new mode of social service finance and delivery – the Pay for Success contract (PFS)  – is at the heart of these changes. This conference gathers together experts in social service finance (the PFS model), Oklahoma educators and policy advocates from PreK through university, journalists, and concerned citizens and parents in order to explore what effect these massive changes will have on Oklahoma’s children, on the quality of Oklahoma’s public services, and on the vitality of representative government in our State.

Program Highlights: 
Wednesday, January 22, 6pm, Tulsa Central Library, Special Address: “Pay for Success Contracts and the Future of Education, Work, and Social Vitality,”
Alison Hawver McDowell, parent, education and justice advocate, and author of WrenchInTheGears.com
Thursday, January 23, 11am, Tulsa Central Library, Special Session and Discussion: “On Oklahoma’s Changing Educational Institutions: from Common Core to Personalized Learning in a Digital Age,” Linda Murphy, Deputy Commissioner of Labor for Workforce Education and Training, and 30-year certified teacher.
Friday, January 24, 11am, Tulsa Central Library, Panel Discussion: “The P20 Pipeline: the Consolidation of Educational Systems from Preschool to PhD,” with panelists from Tulsa Public Schools, the University of Tulsa, and other education institutions serving the Oklahoma area.
Saturday, January 25, Tulsa Central Library, Special Address: “Pay for Success Contracts and the Future of Education, Work, and Social Vitality,” Alison Hawver McDowell, parent, education and justice advocate, and author of WrenchInTheGears.com.
Additional sessions on topics of special interest will be posted on Society of Oklahomans United for Liberty and the Public Good Facebook page.
Free and Open to the Public.
Organized by: Society of Oklahomans United for Liberty and the Public Good (SOULPG)
Snow Leopard Days at the Tulsa Zoo @ Tulsa Zoo
Jan 23 all-day

Save right meow at the Tulsa Zoo! All December and January guests will receive half-off regular admission. Grizzly bears, Arctic foxes, red pandas and, of course, snow leopards love the cold – they playfully romp around snow-covered spaces and even enjoy chilly, snow-free days. Bundle up and save this January at the Tulsa Zoo. Details at tulsazoo.org/pounce 6421 E. 36th St. North. Open all winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except during inclement weather.

Screening of Picard, Comic Book Drive & Fundraiser @ Main Event
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Tulsa Pop! Kids for a Exciting night at Main Event!
FREE Private Screening of Debut of new show PICARD! (limited seating, make sure you get your free ticket)
Comic Book Drive! Donate your comics! AND 20% of all receipts between 5-8pm on Thursday, January 23 goes to Tulsa Pop Kids.
#tulsapop www.tulsapopkids.org

Art in Medicine @ Mother Road Market
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Medicine and the care of patients is often seen as cold, calculated and scientific. Students at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine are learning that art can help them better understand patient’s needs, explore emotions and improve observational skills. This link is a valuable tool to improve the wellness of both patients and medical professionals. Join us as Dr. Mike Weisz and Dr. Ryan Yarnall provide an interactive presentation about this unique view of the world around us. Admission is free. No RSVP required.

OU-Physicians Doc Talk: Art in Medicine @ Mother Road Market
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Medicine and the care of patients is often seen as cold, calculated and scientific. Students at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine are learning that art can help them better understand patient’s needs, explore emotions and improve observational skills. This link is a valuable tool to improve the wellness of both patients and medical professionals. Join us as Dr. Mike Weisz and Dr. Ryan Yarnall provide an interactive presentation about this unique view of the world around us. Admission is free. No RSVP required.

Black Towns, Black Futures @ TCC Center for Creativity
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Some know Oklahoma’s Black towns as historic communities that thrived during the Jim Crow era—this is only part of the story. In this book, Karla Slocum shows that the appeal of these towns is more than their past. Drawing on interviews and observations of town life spanning several years, Slocum reveals that people from diverse backgrounds are still attracted to the communities because of the towns’ remarkable history as well as their racial identity and rurality. But that attraction cuts both ways. Tourists visit to see living examples of Black success in America, while informal predatory lenders flock to exploit the rural Black economies. In Black towns, there are developers, return migrants, rodeo spectators, and gentrifiers, too. Giving us a complex window into Black town and rural life, Slocum ultimately makes the case that these communities are places for affirming, building, and dreaming of Black community success even as they contend with the sometimes marginality of Black and rural America.

Karla Slocum is Thomas Willis Lambeth Chair of Public Policy and associate professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Music Man @ Tulsa PAC
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm

The classic musical-comedy comes to town! Con man Harold Hill poses as a band director to “sell” instruments to unsuspecting Midwestern townsfolk. Hill’s plan hits a snag when he is found out – and falls in love – with a prim and proper piano teacher. Featuring the beloved hit “‘Til There Was You.” Presented by Theatre Tulsa

Jan
24
Fri
All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Jan 24 all-day

*Please call for hours before visiting: 918-595-7339.

Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.

As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.

The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.

Paying for Success: How Social Impact Policy Transforms Education and the Public Sphere @ Central Library
Jan 24 all-day

The year 2020 is one that aims at massive changes to Oklahoma’s educational institutions, its public service sector, and even its governing bodies–changes that proclaim to be “data-driven” and “evidence-based” and that hold out the promise of an efficient, transparent, and equitable future. A new mode of social service finance and delivery – the Pay for Success contract (PFS)  – is at the heart of these changes. This conference gathers together experts in social service finance (the PFS model), Oklahoma educators and policy advocates from PreK through university, journalists, and concerned citizens and parents in order to explore what effect these massive changes will have on Oklahoma’s children, on the quality of Oklahoma’s public services, and on the vitality of representative government in our State.

Program Highlights: 
Wednesday, January 22, 6pm, Tulsa Central Library, Special Address: “Pay for Success Contracts and the Future of Education, Work, and Social Vitality,”
Alison Hawver McDowell, parent, education and justice advocate, and author of WrenchInTheGears.com
Thursday, January 23, 11am, Tulsa Central Library, Special Session and Discussion: “On Oklahoma’s Changing Educational Institutions: from Common Core to Personalized Learning in a Digital Age,” Linda Murphy, Deputy Commissioner of Labor for Workforce Education and Training, and 30-year certified teacher.
Friday, January 24, 11am, Tulsa Central Library, Panel Discussion: “The P20 Pipeline: the Consolidation of Educational Systems from Preschool to PhD,” with panelists from Tulsa Public Schools, the University of Tulsa, and other education institutions serving the Oklahoma area.
Saturday, January 25, Tulsa Central Library, Special Address: “Pay for Success Contracts and the Future of Education, Work, and Social Vitality,” Alison Hawver McDowell, parent, education and justice advocate, and author of WrenchInTheGears.com.
Additional sessions on topics of special interest will be posted on Society of Oklahomans United for Liberty and the Public Good Facebook page.
Free and Open to the Public.
Organized by: Society of Oklahomans United for Liberty and the Public Good (SOULPG)