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Tue, May 31


ahha Tulsa

Namesake | Opal's 101st Anniversary

May 31st | 8:30 am-3:30pm | Lunch Provided Free Summer Workshop for 4th-6th Graders!

Namesake | Opal's 101st Anniversary
Namesake | Opal's 101st Anniversary

Time & Location

May 31, 2022, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CDT

ahha Tulsa, 101 E Archer St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA



Do you have a child in the 4th-6th grade? Have them join us for Opal's 101st Anniversary Tour & Writing Workshop. 

This workshop incorporating "Opal's Greenwood Oasis; a children's book by Quraysh Ali Lansana

Professor Q will lead the students on a tour of Greenwood based on the "eyes of Opal". Students will discuss Opal's Greenwood as she knew it in 1921 and Greenwood Now. 

The students will use what they have learned, with the help of our three instructors, to write their own stories based on the Namesake of Greenwood. Each student will also leave with a signed copy of "Opal's Greenwood Oasis".

May 31st | 8:30 am-3:30pm | Lunch Provided

Quraysh Ali Lansana is a poet, author and educator. He is author of nine poetry books, three textbooks, four

children's books, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. He is Tulsa Artist Fellow,

Executive Director for the Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation and a Professor at Oklahoma State

University – Tulsa.

Limited to 20 students- register now to confirm your spot.

The Namesake Project provides students the opportunity to research their school and/or community “namesake(s)” and

origins as a catalyst for creating a piece of critical, place-based writing. Participantswill be published in an anthology, which offers greater visibility and validation to students who are committed to building their writing skills.

This year's Namesake Anthology will be published and ready for distribution in December 2022.

The Namesake Project is a community outreach initiative facilitated by Tri-City Collective and funded by the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

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