Tulsa, Oklahoma: Race and Reconciliation
Dates and Information
July 10-15: CLOSED
July 17-22: CLOSED
July 24-29: 25 spots available
Tulsa weeks are recommended for high school groups and middle/high school groups. We do not recommend
Tulsa weeks for exclusively middle-school groups.
Weeks will begin on Sunday evenings and conclude on Friday mornings.
In 1830, the “Indian Removal Act” was signed by President Andrew Jackson, pushing 60,000 indigenous communities, including the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, and Chickasaw, off their lands in the Southeastern United States. These communities walked hundreds of miles to what is now Oklahoma
on what is known as the Trail of Tears.
In the early 1900s, the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa was home to one of the most prosperous Black communities in the United States. But in 1921, over 1400 Black businesses and homes were burned and an estimated 300 people died during the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Tulsa Race and Reconciliation weeks are centered around a justice-focused biblical curriculum based
on Luke and Matthew. Weeks are heavily immersive and education centered, although youth will have
some opportunities to serve with local ministries and social service organizations. Youth will look back
at the history of racism in order to understand why and how to address racism today and into the future.
Youth will learn about types of racism, about differences between equity and equality, and about the
racial wealth gap. Groups will have an opportunity to plan how they might work toward racial justice in
their own communities.
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Cost is $375 per participant and includes:
- All meals, Monday morning through Friday morning. (Heavy snack served on Sunday evening.)
- Lodging/showers in a local church.
- A dedicated Site-Coordinator and two extensively-trained young adult staff to facilitate your week.
- Fully planned service and educational experiences.
- Honorariums for speakers, costs for activities, entrance fees, donations to service partners.
- A t-shirt and a lunch bag for each participant.
- Printed discussion guides for small groups.
- Online consultation with Reach Beyond Mission planning staff in the spring.
- Online training for your adult leaders two weeks prior to your trip.
Note that your group is responsible for transportation during the week.
Reach Beyond Mission is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit, funded by participant fees, grants, and donations.