The City of Tulsa is holding a naturalization ceremony as part of what is known as "National Welcoming Week” both across the country and in Tulsa.
The week began with online courses that business’ could sign up for to learn how to be more inclusive and diverse.
On Thursday, the events continue with the City of Tulsa holding a naturalization ceremony at 9 a.m. for those in and around the Tulsa area becoming official United States citizens.
The group of 10 people have studied extensively and passed their test on various US history facts and are now ready to take their oath. The city usually hold these ceremonies once a month with sometimes up to 40 people at a time, but that has slowed due to COVID-19.
The City of Tulsa’s Chief Resilience Officer Krystal Reyes says that including and accepting people from all around is what makes Tulsa so special.
“This is another nice thing about this city, it’s a welcoming city for immigrants and part of welcome week which is a national celebration to help bring unity between communities and celebrate diversity in Tulsa,” Reyes says.
Thursday is also known as National Citizenship Day and Reyes says she couldn’t think of a better day to officially welcome in ten new citizens.