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Action Items: How Oklahoma residents can support BLM

As we all watch nation-wide protests enter their third week, conversations in our homes and in our work meetings have expressed our outrage and sadness. At Anglin PR, we’re working to educate ourselves and humbly acknowledge what we all, as individuals, can do better. There is an abundance of great resources to help us dissect the disparities that disproportionately affect our communities of color and we’d like to share them with friends of Anglin PR. We’re committed to learning and doing more ahead of the year’s Juneteenth celebration. For those who don’t know, (and don’t be embarrassed, because we’re learning that too many of our schools neglected this important moment in history) Juneteenth falls on June 19 and commemorates the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the U.S. The Anglin PR team has created a list of resources that we found beneficial in educating ourselves and supporting black-owned businesses and those organizations on the forefront of the BLM movement.




Educational Tools






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Events


We’re looking forward to this year's powerful Juneteenth events to help support the Black Lives Matter movement. Check out the events happening this weekend and plan which to attend and support!

Friday, June 19



  • March for Black Lives at OSU Campus, Edmon Low Library, 216 Athletic Ave., Stillwater, OK at 6 p.m.


  • Rally Against Hate in Tulsa’s Veteran park,1875 S Boulder Dr., Tulsa, Oklahoma, from 6-8 p.m.


  • Below is a flyer for the Tulakes Community Church, Pantry and Clinic's Juneteenth event


Saturday, June 20th


  • Juneteenth Stroll at Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, 900 E. Oklahoma Ave., Guthrie, OK 73044 starting at 9:30 a.m.



  • Juneteenth Celebration in the parking lot of Nappy Roots Books, 3705 Springlake Drive (NE 37th & Kelley) at 6:30 p.m. Music by Shortt Dogg, Jabee, Nitro and more! Food trucks and activities for kids.


Sunday, June 21st

  • Young People’s March for Justice: A march for people from pre-K through high school that starts at FD Moon school (NE 14th & ML King) and ends at Douglass High School Stadium (NE 10th & ML King). All young folks are invited to participate; adults are invited to support, protect and mentor. Email blacklivesmatterokc@gmail.com for information.


Tuesday, June 23rd

  • BLM-OKC Protest Youth March at Stiles Circle Park, 900 N. Stiles Ave., OKC at 1 p.m.


How to Help

  • First, and most importantly, educate yourself and use what you learned to start a conversation with someone about racial justice. Now is not the time to remain in the dark, so if there is a racial justice issue you’re struggling to understand, do your due diligence, read and learn more.

  • Show up to an event (with a mask on, and stand at a safe distance). If you can not attend any of the above linked events, consider supporting them with supplies like cold water, snacks and safety equipment.

  • Support black-owned businesses in your neighborhood.

  • OKC Black Eats

  • Black Owned businesses in the 405

  • Donate to BLM chapters in Oklahoma, or pick your favorite racial justice organization to support right now.

  • Donate to BLM OKC

  • Donate to BLM Tulsa

  • ‘OKC Black Lives Matter Protest’ is accepting donations at Stiles Park this weekend. Their flyer with information is attached below



Most importantly let’s commit to long-term change. Let’s commit to not shying away from our discomfort as we face unsettling facts. Let’s commit to holding one another accountable and continuing to have conversations as we learn and share.





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