Upcoming Event: Oklahoma Watch forum on low-income neighborhoods

Photo by Jimmy Smith / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Photo by Jimmy Smith / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Nonprofit news organization Oklahoma Watch and the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication will host a public forum about challenges in low-income neighborhoods in south Oklahoma City. The event is Thursday, April 16, 6-7 p.m. at the Capitol Hill United Methodist Church gymnasium, 123 S.W. 25th St., Oklahoma City.

The forum will focus on the needs and concerns of south Oklahoma City communities and is tied to a recently released mobile-video news project, “Talk With Us: Poverty in Oklahoma City Neighborhoods.”

At the April 16 forum, Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze will moderate a discussion Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer, Oklahoma City Public Schools Board Member Gloria Torres, and Attorney Michael Brooks-Jimenez.

Those interested in attending can RSVP to events@oklahomawatch.org and come with questions. You can find more information about the event here.

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Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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