MLK Tulsa executive director suggests reflecting on the progress of our city this holiday


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    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, one man is hoping people will take time to reflect on the progress our city has made when it comes to race, inclusion and equality.

    Starr Fisher has a lot on her plate but her top priority is always going to be her daughter and hoping she grows up in a world that is continuing to change for the better.

    “If we care for the needs of others there’s no way we can lose,” said Fisher.

    She’s the founder of the Black Wall Street Brunch Club.

    On Sunday she teamed up with MLK Tulsa executive director Fred Jones inviting everyone to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    “We want his legacy to live on from generation to generation,” said Fisher.

    Jones is also asking people to use this weekend to reflect on the past, think about where we are now and what we can do in the future as far as race, inclusion and diversity is concerned.

    “We’re living in a very transitionary period where some things are going to affect the United States, as far as race relations, for years to come,” said Jones.

    He said we need to keep having conversations, whether it be about the 1921 Race Massacre or the murder of Dr. King.

    “The more we learn more about the past, it will help us in the future to prepare for the future and then in the future not to make those same mistakes that were made in the past,” said Jones.

    Conversations Mieke Epps said she is learning from this brunch.

    “It’s very essential for all of us to keep that in the lime light and to be engaged in it, and support it in every way we can,” she said. “Being here together and sharing a meal with people of all kinds of different backgrounds is very significant.”

    Seeing these relationships form at her brunch Fisher said she hopes this empowers future generations to put equality first.

    “As a community, it’s not just about talk, it’s about action,” she said.

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