Black Wall Street Alliance is proud to present our works live from Tulsa, Oklahoma in remembrance of an ongoing chapter of American history steeped in resilience with CTA-Metro-NY. Together we will explore the history of one of Americas most affluent Black enclaves Greenwood, Black Wall Street Tulsa Oklahoma America.
Though immersive exhibits, historical record, and compelling artistic works our educational conversation will consist of a live zoom segment from our community exhibits including the opportunity for deeper discussion with curator Lincoln Cochran, Director of Creativity and Inclusion Development for bwsaokla.org.
Welcome to the:
1). Marvin Blades Sr. Faces of Greenwood Timeline, (a one thousand square foot hallway in historic Greenwood West of photos, ephemera, and memorabilia from 1890-2020 chronicling black excellence in America with the legacy of Greenwood).
2) The University of Tulsa McFarlin Special Collection in Historic Greenwood West (120 photographs of the reconstruction of Greenwood after one of the word acts of domestic terrorism in the United States, the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921).
3) The Black Wall Street Alliance Art Hall featuring the work of Patrick McNicholas creator of Time Travel Tulsa. (Lenticular prints of the past and present combined to afford viewers further perspective into the scale and weight of historically significant photographs.
4) The Living Arts of Tulsa pop-up / walk-up galleries also in Historic Greenwood West. (Excerpts from the Oklahoma collection of photographic prints of Black Oklahoma).
Lincoln Cochran is Director of Creativity and Inclusion Development for Black Wall Street Alliance, Oklahoma (bwsaokla.org). Mr. Cochran is also the Director Creativity & Inclusion Development for myinfotechfame.org, your Information Technology Fine Arts & Media Education. An inclusive Pre-K-12th Grade, English Language Development, IB World Theatre SL & HL, Google Education, WIDA, SIOP, SRI, Speech, Drama, and Debate certified career educator in the great state of Oklahoma.
With over fifteen years of classroom experience; Dallas Community College, Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences, and a decade at the pinnacle of public high school Theatre Arts education; Booker T. Washington High School (his alma mater) to now at front line in the fight against the cycle of poverty in public education for the Tulsa Public Schools Office of Language & Cultural Services as an English Language Development Facilitator at Marian Anderson Elementary School; TPS. Lincoln excels in creative information technology rich learning environments, curricula, social media (Black Wall Street Alliance) and learning.
His production credits include the first Oklahoma high school musical productions of Ragtime, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Phantom of The Opera, Dreamgirls, Sweeney Todd, Rent, Hairspray, Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Once on This Island, Disney’s The Lion King Experience, Sister Act, and Carver Middle Schools The Little Mermaid.
Interview with Gregor Marie Hoff, Spiritual Advisor German to the Synodal Way
The German Catholic church is in crisis. Sexual abuse by clergy as well as the inadequate response by the hierarchy are identified as a major cause of this contretemps. In 2018 a church-commissioned report detailed the abuse of more than 3600 children in Germany since the 1960’s. As a result, the church as an institution lacks moral credibility, and, not surprisingly, weekly church attendance has dropped in many dioceses to single figures.
The Bishops’ Conference in conjunction with the powerful, lay-led Central Committee of German Catholics are involved in a two-year consultation which began last December. This process is named the Synodal Way which is best seen as a serious reform consultation within the church. There are four main topics on the agenda: the exercise of power in the church, sexuality and partnership, priestly life and celibacy, and women’s roles in the church.
The organizers claim that their report will look to the future development of the church, especially in Germany, but without setting aside any of the core traditional values of the Roman church.
The interview which is conducted by members of the executive board of Call to Action is with Professor Gregor Marie Hoff who acts as a spiritual advisor to the Synodal Way.
#German Church in Crisis
#German Church Lacks Credibility
#Women’s Roles in the Church
#The Synodal Way and the Exercise of Power in the Church
Here is the LINK for the 43 minute Zoom interview:
Call to Action Metro NY
invites you to our Annual Chapter Membership Meeting
Sunday, March 15, 2020
20 Washington Square North, Manhattan
We will present Breaking Down the Box, a documentary for communities of faith, exposing the inhumaneness of solitary confinement. An advocate from a sponsoring agency of the HALT (Humane Alternatives to Long Term) Solitary Confinement Act, will lead a discussion after the film.
Members will have an opportunity to make nominations to the Chapter board of directors and vote on current board of members.
Please register for the meeting with this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/call-to-action-metro-ny-inc-26201720081
Wine and cheese will be served.
If you haven’t as yet, please see the Lenten Calendar of meditations and actions on mass incarceration on our Actions page of the website.