Tulsans should be proud to know that over the past few years, two organizations have quietly dedicated their resources to raise the bar in spurring the dialogue necessary to spur innovation by valuing people: the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Mosaic council and the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice.
Some fear they won't be able to visit family in their native countries.
OCCJ board Chairman Shane Fernandez, in a press release announcing the appointment, said: “Moises lives, breathes, and exudes the mission of our organization and is authentically wired to take OCCJ to the next level.”
The benches are designed to promote inclusiveness and end bullying on the playground
Moises Echeverria says the week that changed his life came in the summer after his sophomore year when he went to OCCJ’s Camp Anytown. “It was very transformative,” he said, “one of the most powerful experiences of my life.”
Jayme Cox held the position since March 2014. Moises Echeverria has been named interim director, and this fall the board will begin the search for a permanent director to take over Jan. 1.
The bench program will be coordinated with another OCCJ program, Different and the Same, which goes into second-grade classrooms to teach children to have empathy and to avoid stereotyping and bullying. Students will be taught how to respond when they see one of their classmates on the bench.
A joint statement signed by TIA Executive Director Bob Lawrence, OCCJ President and CEO Jayme Cox and others says the monument on state property "violates the letter and spirit of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution."
The decision was announced in a letter from the Rev. Msgr. Patrick Gaalaas to OCCJ President and Chief Executive Officer Jayme Cox and Board of Directors Chairman Russ Florence.
OCCJ program offers leadership training focused on diversity, inclusion.
The case stems from 2008, when Samantha Elauf, then 17, applied for a job while wearing a black head scarf, or hijab, mandated by her Muslim religion.
Reasons for Tulsa's peaceful protests are likely a combination of several factors: A quick admission by the sheriff's office that the death was an accident, the tenor set by the victim's family, nonviolent attitudes of demonstration organizers, the arrest and charge of Bates and the decades-long work in reconciliation led by several organizations and faith leaders.
OK’s “Muslim Day at the Capitol” is set for Friday at the Oklahoma Capitol. A group reportedly plans to protest the event outside the Capitol, but the Oklahoma Conference of Churches and the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma plan to have representatives there to support the Islamic community.
The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice has sponsored the interfaith program for more than two decades.
University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham will be honored Oct. 14 by the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice
The first session of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice's Interfaith Trialogue Series will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The next head of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice is a Tulsa native who is thrilled to be moving back to her hometown.