News Conference Opposed S.Q.759

COHRA – Central Oklahoma Human Rights Alliance – did a news conference, Oct. 20, announcing and releasing a Resolution for groups, organizations, and houses of worship to consider, urging citizens to VOTE “NO” on State Question 759, that would reverse and repeal Affirmative Action and equal opportunity policies in Oklahoma.  The Resolutions should be considered, … Read more…

Oklahoma’s 25th Fall Peace Festival

Saturday, Nov. 12th, 10 am to 4 pm
Civic Center Music Hall – “Hall of Mirrors”
Admission Free

The 25th annual Peace Festival will be a holiday shopping bazaar, featuring tables of more than 50 social justice groups and local crafts vendors. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12th, from 10 am to 4 pm, in the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors, in downtown Oklahoma City (map). Admission is free.

“Live entertainment by local musicians and colorful fair trade goods on sale make this a popular event for supporters of human rights, social justice, environmental sustainability, and peace,” said Conna Wilkinson, Director of the Peace Education Institute, cosponsor of the event. All groups provide informative materials, in addition to crafts and goods for sale. Food items at many tables and refreshments will also be available for visitors.


A Children’s Activity Room will be supervised by adults during the event, Wilkinson said

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My LTE regarding Troy Davis

In light of the disappointing and disheartening news about Troy Davis, I wrote this letter to the editor of the Augusta (GA) Chronicle: Dear Editor, I am shocked that Georgia’s Pardons and Paroles Board has voted to allow Troy Davis’s execution to proceed when world attention has been called to the doubts about his guilt. … Read more…

2011 Laborfest set for August 25 – 27

Press release from our friends in Labor: OKLAHOMA LABOR UNIONS ANNOUNCE OKLAHOMA LABORFEST FOR AUGUST 25 to 27, 2011 A public festival to promote Oklahoma Labor History, Diversity, and Civil Rights through music, film, poetry and visual art. Oklahoma City, OK-Oklahoma’s largest coalition of labor unions and labor activists, the Central Oklahoma Labor Federation (COLF), … Read more…

Oklahoma City recycling seminar, Oct. 13

Oklahoma Recycling Seminar “Recycling Across Oklahoma: Urban, Suburban and Rural” will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Stillwater. The full day conference, hosted by the Oklahoma Recycling Association (OKRA), will feature a keynote presentation about Walmart’s Zero Waste Program. Additional topics include Future Trends in Recycling; Master Recyclers Programs; Rural Recycling Collections; E-waste … Read more…