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Dismantling Racism | Facebook Live Series for Parents

Dismantling Racism | Facebook Live Series for Parents

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online via Facebook
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In August, Quraysh Ali Lansana, a poet and professor at OSU-Tulsa, will join TulsaKids Magazine for a Facebook Live series designed to help parents understand systemic racism and how to address it with their children. Parents and other community members are invited to ask questions in the comments throughout the Facebook live conversation.

Watch it on OSU-Tulsa‘s or TulsaKids Magazine‘s Facebook page.

Session 1: Racism 101 | Aug. 4, Noon
An overview of what systemic racism, white privilege and anti-racism.

Session 2: Teens Talk about Racism | Aug. 11, Noon​
Quraysh Ali Lansana will be joined by a small group of teenagers from different schools and backgrounds, who will discuss their experiences and understanding of racism.

Session 3: Racism Toolkit | Aug. 18, Noon
Practical approaches to addressing systemic racism with your kids using art, games, curriculum and other resources.

Dismantling Racism: Online Toolkit for Parents
Along with these three sessions, you will be able to find a Dismantling Racism: Toolkit for Parents online at We will provide resources such as books and activities that parents will be able to access at any time, as well as information about the value of a more diverse & inclusive curriculum and how art can be used with kids to help understand difference.

About Quraysh Ali Lansana
Quraysh Ali Lansana earned his MFA from NYU. He is the author of the poetry collections The Walmart Republic (2014); mystic turf (2012), They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems (2004), and Southside Rain (2000); his chapbooks include reluctant minivan (2014), bloodsoil (sooner red) (2009), Greatest Hits: 1995-2005 (2006), and cockroach children: corner poems and street psalms (1995). He has also written three children’s books, including A Gift from Greensboro (Penny Candy Books, 2016) and The Big World (1999). Quraysh is also the editor of eight anthologies and is the last student of Miss Gwendolyn Brooks.


Repeats every week every Tuesday 3 times.
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Textbook Buybacks

Textbook Buybacks

Event Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Information Center (North Hall Lobby)
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The University Store will be buying back textbooks for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 classes Aug. 17-20 from 1-5 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby. 

Student ID is required.

Remember, masks are required to be worn in all OSU-Tulsa campus buildings.

Can’t make it? Learn about selling your textbooks online.

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Travis McBride
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Repeats every day until Thu Aug 20 2020.
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Event Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
North Hall Lobby
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Enjoy a free meal from Campus Life while you browse information tables and learn more about the services available to students.

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OSU-Tulsa Campus Life
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Repeats every day until Thu Aug 20 2020.
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Writing & Racial Healing (Online Workshop)

Writing & Racial Healing (Online Workshop)

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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"My biggest job now is making white people understand that black history is white history. We cannot separate the two." -Clara Luper, Associated Press interview, 2006

How can writing change the narrative change of centuries-old systemic racism, which describes Black America in general, and North Tulsa in specific, via a deficit lens and not as a valued source of culture, knowledge and talent, beyond sports & music? How can writing transcend the physical boundaries and the psychological & social boundaries and biases found in dominant culture? Dominant culture is so pervasive in a place like the USA, in a place like Oklahoma, that it’s easy to get drunk on the narrative. Particularly if one doesn’t know or has no regard for history, or for anything or anyone other than what you know. This workshop will offer an opportunity to heal, to write, to grow.

This workshop is made possible by support from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation and the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University.

Instructor: Quraysh Ali Lansana

  • Dates: Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m. for six weeks beginning Aug. 18
  • Registration Fee: $30
  • Non-credit workshop

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Center for Poets & Writers at OSU-Tulsa
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 6 times.
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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