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Friday, June 05, 2020

Event to air online Sunday night and available to local tv stations 

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 5, 2020) – Governor Kevin Stitt and First Lady Sarah Stitt will moderate a roundtable discussion on race with Oklahoma community leaders. The event will air at 6 p.m. Sunday on Gov. Stitt’s Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as on KJRH in Tulsa. It is also scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Tuesday on KAUT in Oklahoma City and has been made available through the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters to television stations across the state. 

“It has been difficult to see the pain felt by many fellow Oklahomans in these recent demonstrations,” said Gov. Stitt.  “It was heavy on my heart to take this moment to listen and learn from leaders in Oklahoma’s African American community and help Oklahomans come together and engage in productive conversations to create a better state for our children and our future. 

Panelists include Stronger Together founder Clarence Hill, Moore Police Chief Todd Gibson, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Marcus Williams and Pastor Herbert Cooper from People’s Church OKC.

“I have felt the pain, sadness, fear and anger from the events of the last few weeks,” said Cooper. “When we are willing to listen to each other’s stories and experiences, and truly learn from the perspectives of people that are different than us, we can find hope that the walls of division caused by racism can begin breaking down and we can create a better future for our children and our state.

Topics of discussion will include personal experiences with racism in Oklahoma, law enforcement and community reaction to George Floyd’s death in Minnesota, and how Oklahomans can engage in being part of the solution.

The event was organized by Oklahoma Capitol Culture, a nonprofit organization shaping a culture of civility, integrity, and servant leadership through non-political engagement

Last Modified on Aug 13, 2021
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