Upcoming event: Policy & Practice lecture discusses domestic violence on October 29

On October 29, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) will host Jacqueline Steyn, Chief Programs and Compliance Officer of YWCA Oklahoma City, to deliver “Domestic Violence: The Hidden Epidemic” as part of its Practice and Policy Lecture Series. Ms.… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Oklahoma Women’s Coalition hosts forum on female incarceration

Oklahoma has the highest rate of incarcerated females in the nation – with a rate almost double the national rate. The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition is hosting a forum to explore the issue and possible solutions. The event is free and… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Theda Skocpol to lecture on climate change at TU on August 7th

On Wednesday, August 7th, Dr. Theda Skocpol, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, will present a public lecture, “Naming the Problem: Extremism and the Fight Against Climate Change” at the University of Tulsa’s Alan… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Policy & Practice lecture explores closing the opportunity gap

The Oklahoma Department of Human Service’s Practice and Policy Lecture Series will host our very own policy analyst, Kate Richey, on April 25th  to discuss Oklahoma’s racial wealth gap in asset building. The free event will take place from noon… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: FOCU$ on Education Forum

The Oklahoma League of Women Voters is hosting “FOCU$ on Education!”, a panel discussion about the importance of funding public education in Oklahoma. Panelists include David Blatt from the Oklahoma Policy Institute; Sharon Rodine from the Oklahoma Institute for Child… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Michelle Alexander & ‘The New Jim Crow’ March 6th

The University of Tulsa College of Law will host Michelle Alexander, acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar, on March 6th for the John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture in Law.  The Hager Lecture is held annually in memory of… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Ourtown Institute, April 17-19

The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice will be hosting Ourtown Institute, an interactive retreat for adults to build skills to promote effective communication on issues of diversity and inclusion, April 17-19, 2013. Participants increase their ability to cross intergroup… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: New Director to give Policy & Practice Series lecture on future of DHS

The new director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Ed Lake, will speak at the next installment of the Practice and Policy Lecture Series on Monday, February 11th, from noon to 1 pm, at the Oklahoma History Center.… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Does marriage education work?

The OKDHS Practice and Policy Lecture Series hosts Dr. Scott Stanley on December 10th to discuss the results of a long-term study of the effectiveness of marriage education.  Dr. Stanley has been involved in the research, development and refinement of… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Navigating the Changing World of Consumer Credit

The Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch will host their 2012 Financial Education Conference, ‘Navigating the Changing World of Consumer Credit‘ on Wednesday, November 7.  The event provides financial educators, advocates and… Read more [More...]