What is the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation? Beginning with the 2008 groundbreaking for Reconciliation Park, which was Dr. John Hope Franklin’s last public appearance before his death in March 2009, the Center’s Board of Directors has created an exciting vision – to transform the bitterness and mistrust caused by years of racial division, even violence, into a hopeful future of reconciliation and cooperation for Tulsa and the nation.
Please join documentary filmmaker, Matt Duhamel and Metamora Films at this year’s national symposium. The Center is focusing on several areas of conversation. These include:
- How do traditional media impact our worldviews and self-definitions?
- What are the roles of ethnic and language media in the 21st century?
- How do new/social media impact communication and community-building in the U.S. and around the world?
Our feature documentary, The Forgiveness Journey (watch the film for free on YouTube) will also be part of this amazing symposium on May 28th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We are also very excited to be working alongside Dr. Forrest C. Crawford as we both embark on “Courageous Conversations” that cover important discussion on forgiveness, compassion and more.
Other keynote speakers include: Isabel Wilkerson, award-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns and “Hate Crimes in the Heartland” documentary film screening and national-local discussion panel featuring Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Rachel Lyon.
Please join us in Tulsa, OK on May 28th. If you are unable to attend, please watch for our talk on our YouTube page in early June.