BlackSpace Oklahoma, in partnership with the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Humanities, will introduce their organization and initiatives with the lecture series NE OKC Placemaking Storytelling Project.
NE OKC is a community based organization leading the way to further development in Northeast Oklahoma City.
Throughout March, the lecture series will explore community assets, values, identities, and ideas, within Black neighborhood spaces. Programs will take place at The Auditorium at the historic Page Woodson, 600 N High Ave, in Oklahoma City. Once the site of Douglass High School, the property has undergone major renovations that now includes an apartment community.
BlackSpace Oklahoma is a local organization whose mission is to connect projects and resources in Black communities in Oklahoma.
The goal of these events is to “create a foundation for understanding of how the histories and stories of a community can be used to create stronger community relationships and spaces while imagining the future.”
Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).