Start Date:  Tuesday, May 24, 2016     End Date:    Friday, May 27, 2016

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Hyatt Regency Downtown
100 E. 2nd Street
Tulsa, OK 74103

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Jocelyn Lee Payne or Jean Marie Neal  
John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, Inc. 
 jocpayne@jhfcenter.org  |  jneal@jhfcenter.org




Justice and Reconciliation

The 2016 Symposium on Reconciliation will explore historic and current understandings of:

  • legal justice
  • juvenile justice
  • social justice
  • the serious work for reconciliation

The 2016 Symposium will emphasize exploration of historical and contemporary perspectives on legal justice, juvenile justice, and social justice.  Scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders will share research and experiential perspectives to assure participants can connect with theories, programs, and activities that impact our everyday lives and experiences.


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2016 Symposium on Reconciliation
Schedule at a Glance 

Tuesday, May 24

6:00 pm, Tuesday Evening, May 24 – Langston University – Tulsa 

Pre-Symposium Event: 

Freedom Riders:  An Evening of Civil Rights Learning

featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Robert and Mrs. Helen Singleton.


Wednesday, May 25

10:00 am         

Pre-Symposium Event:

Special Introduction to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (Opening in September 2016)

1:00 pm

Pre-Symposium Event:

Three Themes, Three Tours (Special Registration Required)

7:00 pm

Opening Session Town Hall 

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Heidi Beirich, Intelligence Project Director, Southern Poverty Law Center

Thursday, May 26

Hyatt Regency Hotel - Registration Required

8:30 am, Plenary Session I:  Legal Justice

David Riggs, Founder, Riggs Abney Law Firm  |  Global-to-Local Panel  |  Concurrent Sessions on Legal Justice

12:30 pm, Lunch:   Justice and Reconciliation

Speaker:    Marq Lewis: Founder, We The People and Tulsa People Magazine 2015 Tulsan of the Year

2:00 pm, Plenary Session II:  Juvenile Justice

District Judge Doris Fransein, Chief Judge of the Juvenile Division, Tulsa  |  Global-to-Local Panel |  Concurrent Sessions on Juvenile Justice 

8:30 pm, Movie in the Park @ Guthrie Green

            42: The True Story of a Sports Legend  

Friday, May 27th

8:30 am, Plenary Session 3:  Social Justice

Global-to-Local Panel  |  Concurrent Session on Social JusticeSpeaker: 

11:00 am, Social Justice Plenary Speaker

Anita F. Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's and Gender Studies

12:30 Lunch:   Justice and Reconciliation

 Speaker:    Dr. Brian Hosmer, H. G. Barnard Associate Professor of Western American History

1:45 pm, Plenary Session 4:  Evaluations and Assessments

Sunday, May 29th

7:00 pm: Tulsa Performing Arts Center- Separate Ticket Purchase Required

After-Theater Conversation @The Tavern, 201 N. Main Street, Tulsa 74103

Jersey Boys, The Musical Tulsa PAC

Tickets $70; separate tickets required



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