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KISS THE GROUND @ OK Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 23, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Save our soil in hopes the soil might just save us.”
This award-winning film examines how tilling and pesticides have led to soil erosion, and then traces the damage done to our ecology, health and climate. The filmmakers find a solution in regenerative farming, an ethical practice designed to restore degraded lands and facilitate carbon drawdown—a potentially huge part of a solution to the climate crisis. Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, whose credits include other socially conscious documentaries such as The Big Fix and Pump.
We have the potential to harness the photosynthetic power of plants to draw carbon back down from the atmosphere into the soil.
5:00 reception with refreshments & music. 6:00 film, followed by discussion with Katie Plohocky, founder & president of the Healthy Community Store Initiative, enhancing the health of Oklahomans through food-based community revitalization.
Kiss the Ground, 2020, 84 minutes. FREE. Big thanks to Circle Cinema for collaborating on this event.
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 (Cherokee) 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.