Unite T-Town Vigil Held Tuesday Evening At Booker T. Washington

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 1:01 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsans from all walks off life will come together at Booker T. Washington High School Tuesday night for a rally for peace. It begins at 7 p.m.

Organizers say they put together the event after recent acts of violence throughout the country. Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist will be among the speakers at the event - called Unite T-Town.

It is free and open to the public.

Some of the speakers on tap for the event include:

  • Marvin Blades, 100 Black Men
  • Anthony Cherry, Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association
  • Russel Lacour, President of National Association of Black Journalists
  • Deborah A. Gist, Superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools
  • Corey Myers, Tulsa Police Detective and President of Tulsa Black Officer Coalition
  • Kavin Ross, Historian of Greenwood and Black Wall Street District
  • Eunice Tarver, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, TCC Northeast Campus
  • Lana Turner-Addison, Tulsa Public Schools Board President
  • Matthias Wicks, Deputy Chief of Tulsa Public Schools 
  • James Young, Men of Power

Booker T. Washington is located at 1514 East Zion Street.