Activist to speak at Franklin Dinner
BY RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
Sunday, November 11, 2012
11/11/12 at 7:58 AM
Civil rights activist Barbara J. Love will headline the 2012 John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Dinner, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood Ave.
In a telephone interview, Love said she will talk about the "necessity of healing" hurts and wounds carried across long periods of time. Her methods, she said, concentrate on dialogue among individuals and groups.
Love said she draws on examples including 16th- and 17th-century Europe, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Uganda.
"I am passionate that we as humans have a world that works well for us," she said.
This will be the fourth Franklin Dinner, sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation as part of its effort to foster community discussion on race and diversity.
Love is professor emerita of social justice education in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
She is associated with the National Training Laboratories, which offers organizational and leadership development programs to corporations and other large organizations, and she is on the board of directors of the National Black Women's Health Initiative and The Equity Institute.
Love is also involved with the International Re-evaluation Counseling Communities. Re-evaluation counseling is described as a process of learning to free oneself from the effects of "past distress experiences" through personal changes.
Love's research focuses on personal, organizational and societal transformation and strategies for liberation.
Tickets to the dinner are $20. Go to tulsaworld.com/jhfdinner2012 to register online.
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