Rev. Ron Robinson and A Third Place Foundation Among the first "Friends of Anita Hill" Award Receipients. Please Share. Please Come Support Tulsa Northside Nonprofits and Hear Professor Anita Hill Sat. Nov. 10, 7 pm Award Dinner at Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown Tulsa
It is a humbling honor that A Third Place Community Foundation and I have been selected to be among the award receipients for this first "Friends of Anita Hill" Award for nonprofits working on the northside of Tulsa. Please come celebrate with us and the other esteemed award recipients and their organizations of honor, and hear Professor Anita Hill give the keynote speech, and help raise funds for the organizations being honored and help launch this new nonprofit and event that should have not only Tulsa North, but all of Tulsa, all of Oklahoma, and all of the nation effects.
We have been inspired and as a new nonprofit here these past few years we have inherited the many years of work done for renewal and reconciliation by many others, especially owing a debt to the other honorees: The Rev. Dr. G. Calvin McCutcheon of historic Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Marvin Blades, retired Tulsa police officer and leader of the hard-working on the streets organization 100 Black Men of Tulsa making a difference in turning lives of young people and their families away from violence, State Senator Judy Eason McIntyre, long time but now retiring state legislator who has been a prophetic voice in the state capital for justice on many fronts; and for the ground-breaking organization here in our area, Neighbor For Neighbor which was founded by one of our inspirations, Father Dan Allen back in the late 1960s, who helped create an anti-poverty organization that has changed and saved lives and spun off many newer organizations continuing to connect neighbors with neighbors on the northside. Our vision and our work here draws from much of the spirit of these others, and we know this award will help us, as the most recent groups of activists and peaceful presences and dreamers-and-doers, to carry all of this Spirit forward in new ways for our new and emerging times here.
Come celebrate with us and the others. Help us, if you can't make it, to afford to bring some of our hard working volunteers who won't be able to attend otherwise because of financial concerns. Buy an extra ticket for someone here, but we hope you will come too and find out about all the wonderful things being done on the northside in the midst of its continuing struggles and neglect.
Here is more about the evening and the new nonprofit, Friends of Anita Hill:
The “Friends of Anita Hill” is a newly formed organization to support Tulsa North non-profit agencies. In the early 1990’s while teaching at the Oral Roberts University School of Law, Ms. Hill became involved with numerous Tulsa North non-profit organizations, where she served on various Boards. Although she moved away from Oklahoma years ago she has always wanted to give back to the Tulsa Community. Therefore, the “Friends of Anita Hill – Evening of Promise”, fundraiser dinner to support Tulsa North organizations is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2012. This gala event will be held at 7:00 in the evening at the Hyatt Regency Hotel- Downtown. The evening includes a fine meal, keynote speech by Anita Hill, an awards ceremony and entertainment by Eldredge Jackson and A Pocket Full of Hope. The following individuals will be honored during the dinner because of their dedication to improving the quality of life for Tulsa North residents - Dr. G. Calvin McCutchen, Senator Judy Eason McIntyre, Marvin Blades, Rev. Ron Robinson and Neighbor for Neighbor. Proceeds will benefit the following organizations - A Pocket Full of Hope, Neighbor for Neighbor, Antioch Baptist Church and A Third Place Community Foundation.
Information about Anita Hill
Anita Hill began her career in private practice in Washington , D.C. before becoming a law professor, she worked at the U. S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Hill became the first African American to be tenured at the University of Oklahoma , College of Law , where she taught contracts and commercial law. Hill was also a law professor at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. Currently, at Brandeis University , she teaches civil rights courses. As counsel to Cohen Milstein, Anita Hill advises on class action workplace discrimination cases. Hill’s latest book is Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home. She has also written her biography, Speaking Truth to Power and co-edited with Professor Emma Coleman Jordan, Race, Gender and Power in America : The Legacy of the Hill-Thomas Hearings. Time, Inc., Newsweek, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Ms. Magazine have published Professor Hill’s commentary and she has appeared on numerous national television programs.
Announcement by Reggie Ivey of the Tulsa Health Department.
Posted by Ron at 5:39 PM