September Lunch & Learn w/ Philip Armstrong
Topic: The Greenwood Rising Project
Date: September 10th, 2021 11:30 AM CST
Location: OSU Tulsa Campus, Roberts Room (location and health details below, please check back for updates)
Speaker: Philip Keith Armstrong
Location and Public Health Details:
PMI Tulsa has taken careful consideration for the local health climate and updated regulations regarding COVID-19 and its variants. We have planned the event in-person, taking certain precautions in line with CDC and OSU Tulsa guidelines, which include but are not limited to, masks while in the meeting and networking spaces and social distancing. Lunch will be individual and boxed. All materials and codes will be digital for a touchless experience. Should any drastic changes be necessary, PMI Tulsa will communicate with attendees. Please see the recommendations from OSU Tulsa, specifically around masks and decisions to attend based on health: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information | OSU-Tulsa (okstate.edu)
OSU Tulsa Campus, Roberts Room
700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106
Phil Armstrong will speak on the Greenwood Rising project, and educate about the history and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Greenwood Rising is a world-class history facility that showcases Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District. The museum-grade exhibition, opened August of 2021, tells the story of the original Black Wall Street and reconnects this iconic African American enclave. The overarching theme for Greenwood Rising, “The Human Spirit,” speaks to the dignity of a people who turned trials, tribulations, and tragedy into a triumph.
Philip Keith Armstrong is a native of Ohio and has been in Tulsa for 20+ years. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron. Phil has a varied background working in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur in the restaurant business. In 2019 he was hired by the Tulsa Community Foundation as Project Director for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. Phil has been actively engaged in the community by serving on several non-profit boards, most notably Barthelmes School for Music, Community Service Council, Reading Partners of Tulsa, and the Greenwood Cultural Center. He is a Leadership Tulsa graduate and a member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa. A talented singer, Phil enjoys singing for several events and organizations around Tulsa, most notably singing the National Anthem for the Tulsa Regional Chamber Annual Meetings, Tulsa Drillers and Tulsa Roughnecks home games.
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