People stood up on August 18th.

On August 18th 2017 there was an Anti-Hate rally in Tulsa, OK. That Friday at 5 in the evening people rallied on the doorstep of City Hall. Some with signs, some with something to say and some to stand, to be present and counted with our brothers and sisters in our community against hate and divisive rhetoric.

There were speakers that spoke about the reason we were there, and why it was so important to stand.

There was a speaker, a teacher, that brought up the basic science, and how there really are no differences between us.
There were speakers that brought up personal accounts of the past, and how its so important not to return there, that we must always move forward towards a better tomorrow.

There were speakers that gave motivations to get involved and how and where to connect yourself with an organization.

After sometime, some speeches and calls to action there was a march across the tracks, not only the proverbial kind but literal as well.

The line of marchers stretched back from Archer all the way up and across the bridge to City Hall.

We marched to Reconciliation Park, we passed people eating at restaurants and attended the game at Drillers Stadium.

Some speaking about more immediate and local issues, like the food desert that North Tulsa has become. “A food desert is an area, especially one with low-income residents, that has limited access to affordable and nutritious food. In contrast, an area with supermarkets is termed a food oasis.”

These are some of the things that happened on the evening of August 18th in Tulsa. People stood and spoke for what they believe, and how they want their, our community to be. How it use to be and that we cannot go back. We all must stand against hate and violence, and doing it together is the only way we can make it a reality.

 

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One step…breath…focus…one step…repeat.

While hiking along the Wapoma Falls Trail I captured this photo.

One step at a time, stay looking forward, keep focused, breath and take one more step then repeat. It sounds tedious, it sounds rudimentary but every once in a while we need to remember that all we need to do is to keep moving forward in whatever we are doing.

Its been a while since I have posted anything on here. In fact my blog was down for sometime until recently. So its been one year and seven months to be exact since my last post, now that is not exactly staying on top of things. I’ve thought about sharing what has been going on with me and my life. However I have struggled with how to approach it in a way that I was comfortable with and felt was appropriate. However until I am happy with the way I will share it I need to continue posting.

I’m excited and look forward to making some announcements soon regarding on going projects as well as coming events.