Tulsa prepares to observe Earth Day

Plans are underway in Tulsa for the upcoming 50th anniversary Earth Day Celebration.

It will be a combination of Earth Day celebration and jazz festival.

The April 18, 2020 event will feature first-ever Native U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo who will explore the theme of Environmental Justice with her jazz band at the celebration.

The event features internationally prominent environmental speakers, an Electric Vehicle Village, educational booths & demos, live music, environmental art, youth activities & circus arts, local cuisine and more.

SPEAKERS include Sierra Club Executive Director MICHAEL BRUNE. One of the world’s leading environmentalists, Brune is the author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil & Coal.Other speakers include 350.org leader BILL McKIBBEN (via video), Ponca activist & actress Casey Camp-Horinek, community organizer Ashley Nicole McCray, OK Sierra Club Director Johnson Grimm-Bridgwater, Cherokee actress-model-activist Amber Valletta (via video), North Tulsa activist Reverend Gerald Davis, and more.

MUSIC includes sets by Wheat Penny, Susan Herndon, Randy Crouch, and Jamaican reggae artist PREZIDENT BROWN, who closes the evening with a deeply authentic, positive-vibrations roots reggae from the Islands.

ENVIRONMENTAL ARTISTS include Joel Daniel Phillips, Rich Barlow and Peggy Weil, whose 88 CORES video project is based on core samples from the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Source: Tulsa Talks Climate