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About the Event 

We are sure you have been monitoring the news regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and public health and City of Tulsa authorities the North Tulsa Community Coalition (NTCC) regrets to announce that we are taking the step to postpone the April 9, 2020 Blood at the Roots Event in an effort to do our part in maintaining the health and safety of our speakers, attendees, and volunteers.

It is an unprecedented time for all of us and we would like to take a moment to thank you for your support and patience as we continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19. At this time we cannot offer an exact date of reschedule, but are aiming for later in 2020. 


If you have questions, please contact Janel Pasley at 918-595-4455 or


The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States. The “new” civil rights movement focuses on the systems that create and maintain disadvantages for all, and minorities in particular.

Now, we live with a level of incarceration among minorities that is hugely disproportionate and destructive. The ambitious housing, education, urban policy, and antipoverty efforts of the 1960s have been long since abandoned. Almost all the school integration progress of the past half-century has been lost, and the gaps in college access have actually increased. And the reality is that we are now, in key ways, in the worst situation for racial justice in more than a half-century.

We need a new agenda now for a much more complex society, more segregated and unequal in some critical ways, and a new vision of integration in a century where we will all soon be minorities and have to depend on each other. 

The North Tulsa Community Coalition (NTCC), supported by the Tulsa Health Department, is a 501 (c)(3) organization that engages the north Tulsa community and partners in attaining the full health potential for all in the community. The NTCC is hosting a Summit to further highlight systems-level changes required to birth opportunities for true health equity.  Blood at the Roots: Issues of Health Equity, the New Civil Rights Movement Summit will be held at OSU-Tulsa, April  9, 2020.  

We and our partners are excited to host experts from national and local levels to facilitate a forum that will:


  • Allow for cross-sector dialogue,

  • Capacity building, and

  • Facilitate access to tools and information that will assist attendees with developing strategies to strengthen efforts to create sustained changes in their communities.



  1. Increase knowledge of systemic barriers and issues that cause inequity.  

  2. Create opportunities for cross-sector dialogue leading to solutions that address the system issues and barriers of health equity;

  3. Establish networking opportunities to build capacity among individuals and their agencies in an effort to strengthen solutions regarding health equity;

  4. Provide access to resources and tools that will assist in the development of strategies leading to sustained changes in communities.

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