First Friday Open Studio Sessions

On the first Friday of every month, in collaboration with Tulsa Artist Fellowship, we open Quraysh (Q) Ali Lansana's studio to the public for in depth discussions on various topics of interest of the surrounding community.

Our Magnatude and Bond:
Gwendolyn Brooks at 105

Join Tulsa Artist Fellow Arts Integration Grant Awardee and Brooks scholar Quraysh Ali Lansana and other local poets and poetry lovers as we celebrate Miss Brooks’ 105th Birthday through reading and discussing several of her works. Miss Brooks, the first Black person to receive the Pulitzer Prize and one of the most significant poets of the 20th Century, was Lansana’s mentor and cultural grandmother for her final eleven-years of life. Lansana is her last protégé.

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All about love:
a tribute to bell hooks

Join Tulsa Artist Fellow Arts Integration Grant Awardee and author Quraysh Ali Lansana, along with other local writers and activists, to celebrate the life and work of noted author, poet, and cultural critic bell hooks. hooks, born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was best known for her incisive, searing writings on race, feminism, and class. hooks died last December. Her legacy has been soul food for human rights in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Greenwood Stories

Tri-City Collective is proud to launch “Greenwood Stories” a new YouTube series of interviews with elders in the North Tulsa community, sharing stories that today are in danger of being ignored or forgotten. We are premiering our first video featuring local poet and community advocate, Deborah J. Hunter. For this special event, we are inviting a panel of speakers: Rev. Gerald Davis, Therese Aduni, and Vanessa Adams-Harris. The panel will speak about the importance of remembering the Greenwood of the 1940s-1960s, and the hidden memories of a community.

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Art Class Matters

Art, in its many forms, adds a richness to all our lives. Join Tri-City collective and our special guests, Ebony Easiley and Sterling Matthews with Art4orms and local artist/art educator Eddye k. Allen, as we discuss how integral the arts are in all our lives, but especially in young lives.

Tulsa Folklore &
Horror

This first Friday series will include folklore stories of Tulsa's history. We'll also celebrate this spooky month with scary poems and horror-filled dramatic stories

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Exclusive Preview:
Far East Deep South

Tri-City Collective is proud to host the exclusive preview of the documentary "Far East Deep South." Tulsa Global Alliance will be joining us and leading the discussion of how immigrants have shaped our country and local community. On November 18th, we are bringing the full feature to AHHA! Stay tuned for further details.

 

When Charles Chiu, a Chinese-American man from California, travels to Mississippi to visit the grave of his father who abandoned him as a baby, he and his family stumble upon surprising revelations. With the help of local residents and historians, the family learns about the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South during the Chinese Exclusion era. Their emotional journey leads them to discover how deep their roots run in America.