Society & Culture, Practice & Voice

Celebrate PRIDE with All Souls!

Tulsa PRIDE is on in 2021!
Get ready to let your RAINBOW flag fly and celebrate PRIDE, June 25 -27!
March in the parade on June 26 with the All Souls float featuring the YAVE choir! Meet us at Boston Avenue church by 5:30 pm! Rev. Barbara Prose will lead us in a special PRIDE Sunday service on June 27.

On Monday, June 21, 6:30 pm at John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, Rev. Barbara Prose will be a part of the blessings of the Pride flag, Black Lives Matter Flag and all flags that fly above the Equality Center.  Click here for details.

Help us build the most fabulous float yet!

Simply show up to the All Souls parking lot on June 23 & 24. We’ll start building at 4:30 pm and will wrap up when the sun sets. Come when you are able to lend a hand. Building the float is half the fun! We are looking for someone who has experience pulling a trailer too. If that’s you, please reach out to Special thanks to Shelley Mackin & Nancy Coryell for serving as our float building chairs!

LGBTQ+ Ruth featured the Women of OKEQ

Our In Her Honor series kicked off PRIDE month with the women+ of Oklahomans for Equality. Hear RBG inspirations and learn more about the intersectional and inclusive work of OKEQ, featuring Morgan Allen-White , Center Director at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, Oklahomans for Equality; Dani Byrd, Board Advisory Committee Member; Krissy Dudley, Admin Coordinator; Donna Mathews, Grant Coordinator, moderated by Bonita James, All Souls Tulsa.

Next month, Tuesday, July 13, In Her Honor presents National Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. She will share her perspectives on Native American women.

Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress.

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She earned her BA from the University of New Mexico and MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Harjo draws on First Nation storytelling and histories, as well as feminist and social justice poetic traditions, and frequently incorporates indigenous myths, symbols, and values into her writing. Her poetry inhabits landscapes—the Southwest, Southeast, but also Alaska and Hawaii—and centers around the need for remembrance and transcendence. 

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In Her Honor celebrates the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her outstanding contributions to women’s rights. All are welcome to attend. These events are safe spaces to engage and have conversations. The series is the 2nd Tuesday every month through November 2021 on Zoom and are free to all.

In Her Honor Schedule – all events at 7 pm unless otherwise noted.
July 13 – Native American Women’s Progress with Joy Harjo
August 10 – Founder of Fulton Street Books, Onikah Asamoa-Caesa
September 14 – Women’s Progress in Politics with Kara Joy McKee & Norma Eagleton
October 12 – TBA
November 9 – Women’s Progress from a Youth Perspective

Watch past In Her Honor talks on our YouTube playlist! Featuring Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, Amanda Tyler and Kathy Taylor, Kristen Bernhardt, and Dr. Jennifer Clark.

The Women of All Souls hosts the In Her Honor series. All who identify as women are welcome to join in this safe space of community and connection. Join the Women of All Souls the first, third, fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm!

Deedee Cox joined All Souls church in 2005 while living in Grove Oklahoma. She commuted to Tulsa most weekends to participate in ASUC services and activities. She was the Executive Director of Community Crisis Center, a domestic violence shelter with outreach offices in Jay, Vinita and Miami, a Batterer’s Intervention program in Miami and Grove, a Resale shop in Miami, and a Safe House in Grove. She retired after 24 years in 2018. She moved to Tulsa in 2014 to spend more time with church and family, commuting to Miami for four years.

Deedee has been a member of the former Criminal Justice Outreach (CJO) committee at All Souls, co-chaired the Social Justice Speaks program on Sunday mornings, and is currently chairing the In Her Honor event series for the Women of All Souls. She is also currently co-chairing the 21st Century Justice League for All Souls, the group that grew out of the former CJO committee.

Deedee lives in Brookside and has a daughter, son-in-law and two adorable grandchildren living in Jenks.

Cover photo: Tulsa Pride 2019, Nancy Coryell & Shelley Mackin with the All Souls float.

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