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OK Earth Day Celebration
Friday, April 21, 2023 - Sunday, April 23, 2023
Tulsa Arts District
Oklahoma’s most ambitious Earth Day event features prominent environmental speakers, environmental & community booths & demos, music & art, Electric Vehicles, sustainable Indigenous cuisine, circus arts, tons of family & kids activities like the Discovery Lab STEAM booth and Tulsa Library’s Bookmobile, and much more. The event takes place at Guthrie Green, an internationally recognized urban park utilizing geothermal wells and solar panels, and at LowDown, Oklahoma’s premier jazz club. Earth Day is the most widely recognized annual environmental event in the world, demonstrating support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day took place in 1970. Today more than 190 countries participate.
Green Country Guardians Co-founder PAM KINGFISHER (Cherokee) on Okie Activism
OK Sierra Club Chair CHEYENNE BRANSCUM (Potawatome) on Renewable Energy in Oklahoma
REVEREND GERALD DAVIS on Climate Justice
Tulsa Area Arkansas River Advocates Co-founder KELSEY ROYCE on Arkansas River Issues
JOY HARJO (Mvskoke) Land Acknowledgement video
KING CABBAGE BRASS BAND
MOTHER EARTH STRING BAND CHOIR with special guest ANNIE ELLICOTT
MVSKOKE STOMP DANCE
INSPYRAL CIRCUS, and more…
Burning Cedar Sovereign Kitchen
Comida Sol y Vida
Children’s Museum Discovery Lab
Gilcrease Museum Arts & Crafts
Tulsa Library Bookmobile
Rainbow Face Painting
Chalk Art & more…
COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL BOOTHS & EXHIBITORS
Up With Trees, Tribal Alliance for Pollinators, Francis Energy, Electric Vehicle coalition, RG Foods, Tulsa Ready for 100, Carrie Dickerson Foundation, Green Country Sierra Club, Oklahoma Renewable Energy Educational Program, George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, Blue Atlas Project, Tulsa Area Arkansas River Advocates, Gilcrease Museum, 918 Vote, Tulsa Peace Fellowship, Metropolitan Environmental Trust, Tristesse Grief Center, Burning Cedar Sovereign Kitchen & more…
2023 OK EARTH DAY CELEBRATION SCHEDULE
Friday, April 21, TICKETED @ LowDown Jazz Club, 108 N. Detroit Ave., Tulsa, OK
7:15-8:00 – Sustainable wine tasting & traditional Native cuisine samples. GET TICKETS (tasting & concert)
8:30-10:00 – Indigenous artists swapping songs in their Native tongues. Featuring SAMANTHA CRAIN (Choctaw), KALYN FAY (Cherokee) & KEN POMEROY (Cherokee). With traditional, sustainable Native cuisine samples by Chef NICO ALBERT WILLIAMS of Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods. GET TICKETS (concert only)
Saturday, April 22 – FREE @ Guthrie Green, 111 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK
ALL DAY – Community, educational & crafts booths, Electric Vehicle displays, live environmental art, family arts activities, face painting, INSPYRAL CIRCUS, sustainable Native cuisine samples, more.
3:00-4:00 – BRING THE KIDS! Circus Arts, kids crafts, Tulsa Library bookmobile, Children’s Museum Discovery Lab, face painting, Mvskoke Stomp Dance, more.
4:00-5:00 – Land acknowledgement by JOY HARJO (Mvskoke, via video). Speaker: REVEREND GERALD DAVIS on Climate Justice. Music by WHEAT PENNY.
5:00-6:00 – Speaker: KELSEY ROYCE on river issues. Music by MOTHER EARTH STRING BAND CHOIR with guest Annie Ellicott. Speaker: CHEYENNE BRANSCUM (Potawatomi) on renewable energy.
6:00-7:00 – SAMANTHA CRAIN (Choctaw) with full band
7:00-8:15 – Speaker: PAM KINGFISHER on Okie activism. Music by KING CABBAGE BRASS BAND
Sunday, April 23 – FREE @ Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK
5:00-6:00 – Reception with refreshments & music.
6:00-8:00 – KISS THE GROUND: An optimistic climate documentary, narrated by Woody Harrelson, on the healing power of soil. Followed by a discussion with Katie Plohocky, founder & president of the Healthy Community Store Initiative, enhancing the health of Oklahomans through food-based community revitalization.
OK EARTH COALITION is comprised of many OK environmental & cultural organizations, including Green Country Sierra Club, Carrie Dickerson Foundation, Tulsa Area Arkansas River Advocates, Tulsa Ready for 100 & OK Roots Music.
BIG THANKS TO THESE SUPPORTERS – George Kaiser Family Foundation, OK Sierra Club, Public Radio Tulsa, Provisions Fine Beverages, LowDown, Circle Cinema & Chimera.
General inquiries: Michael Koster, ThirstyEarFest@gmail.com
Vendor & booth inquiries: Okcate Smith McCommas, firstname.lastname@example.org