Past Oklahoma City Event: VOL 3

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August 06, 2015
@ City Pres

Speakers will include James Cooper (a writer, college professor and member of the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Auhority), Lyn Adams (director of Oklahoma Children's Theater and professor at OCU), Emma Kratochwill (coordinator for the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), Brianna Bailey (business reporter for The Oklahoman), and Steve Hill (Chief of Staff to the Mayor and talented cartoonist). 

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For All White People... Most of them.

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 06, 2015

While digesting the politically-fueled noise that reignited racial disparities during the 2016 presidential election, freelance writer and public relations professional Emma Dean Kratochwill shares a positive personal perspective on white America, including first-hand experiences as a Mexican migrant worker.  Never dismissing the darkness of past and new civil atrocities, she gleans chortle and self-satire from blissfully ignorant encounters with prejudice, world-changing icons and a most unlikely interracial marriage that transplanted her to the middle of redneck rural U.S.A

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@ VOL 3 ON AUG 06, 2015

Regardless of one’s career path, Steve Hill makes the case that you can never really shake being a smart-alecky cartoonist. He shares a brief, if not entirely accurate, history of editorial cartooning followed by examples of his own cartoons and an admission that he might have unwittingly passed the gene to his son.

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Walk on Western

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 06, 2015

Reporter Brianna Bailey recounts her experience walking across Oklahoma City. Bailey spent five days walking 26 miles across the city north to south on Western Avenue in the spring of 2015. She discusses what she learned about the city and its people during the journey.

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Fund Education NOW

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 06, 2015

OKC teacher, James Cooper, discusses the intersection between public transportation, public education, and jobs. For five years after graduate school, Cooper taught as an adjunct college professor, where he discovered a world of adjuncts teaching across multiple campuses and living on low wages, carrying considerable student loan debt and working with no health or retirement benefits. Today, he teaches as a middle school teacher and serves as a trustee on OKC's Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority.

Steve Hill
Chief of Staff, Mayor, City of OKC in Oklahoma City
Brianna Bailey
reporter , The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City
James Cooper
Adjunct English and Film Studies Professor, Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City
Emma Kratochwill
Executive Director, SW 29th Business Improvement District Association in Oklahoma City