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Phillips Sponsors Citywide 9/11 Anniversary Event

Join your fellow Tulsans in a city-wide observance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th. The three-part experience includes a 9/11 commemoration event from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the BOK Center featuring a community choir, representatives from 12 faith traditions, speakers and a video presentation.  The program’s keynote speaker will be former Tulsa Mayor Susan Savage.  Bill O’Connor, OCCJ Board President, is honorary chair of the observance, and Clayton Vaughn, long-time local news anchor, will be serving as emcee.  All active and veteran military personnel, first responders, and groups such as Boy Scouts, Campfire Boys and Girls, and Girl Scouts are encouraged to come in uniform and be recognized.

Following the observance, a first responders street expo and concert will be held outside the BOK Center on 3rd street between Denver and Frisco from 3:30 - 6 pm. The expo is to honor and bring awareness to the first responder officers who protect and serve the Tulsa community every day.  The expo consists of interactive exhibits from public safety organizations including the Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa Fire Department, EMSA, Tulsa County Sheriff, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and others, as well as a music stage and food vendors.  Musical artists include Eric Himan, Little Joe McLerran and Red Dirt Rangers.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Attendees will have the opportunity to cheer on the Tulsa Shock in their final game of the regular season by purchasing a discount game ticket/commemorative T-shirt on sale during the street expo. A portion of the proceeds will benefit  the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice and the Tulsa Shock Community Foundation.

This event is sponsored by The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, the Tulsa Shock, The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, The Folds of Honor Foundation, the BOK Center, Kim and Rob Coretz and Ruth Nelson in cooperation with the Islamic Society of Tulsa, Jewish Federation of Tulsa, Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, and Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry.

Joining the sponsors as community partners are:  All Souls Unitarian Church; Bodhicharya Oklahoma Buddhist Community; Boston Avenue United Methodist Church; Camp Christian; Center for Studies in Democracy & Culture – OU; City of Tulsa; Community of Hope UCC; Community Service Council; Congregation B’nai Emunah; Council on American-Islamic Relations; EMSA; Fellowship Congregational Church UCC; Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber;  Hispano de Tulsa; Hope Unitarian Church; Human Rights Commission of the City of Tulsa; Humanists of Tulsa; India Association of Greater Tulsa; Institute of Interfaith Dialog; Islamic Council of Oklahoma; Leadership Tulsa; Metro Tulsa Urban League; Oklahomans for Equality; Oklahoma Highway Patrol; Oklahoma National Guard; Oral Roberts University; Parish Church of St. Jerome; Raindrop Turkish House; Say No To Hate Coalition; Southminster Presbyterian Church; St. Bernard’s Parish; St. John’s Episcopal Church; Stanfield and O’Dell, CPAs; Temple Israel; Tulsa Atheists; Tulsa Chapter of Freedom from Religion; Tulsa City County Library; Tulsa Community College; Tulsa County Sheriff; Tulsa Fire Department; Tulsa Global Alliance; Tulsa Metro Chamber; Tulsa Partners Inc.; Tulsa Police Department; X Out Exclusion! Inc; Yale Avenue Christian Church; and YWCA.

View the Save The Date: 9-11 Save the Date.pdf



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