Students Hear Message of Everyday Activism at MLK Assembly

MLK assembly

Justice and Liberation through Everyday Activism - that’s the theme of this year’s MLK assembly. Put on by Overlake’s Impact Club, we spoke to a couple of the leaders of the club who helped orchestrate the assembly and activities. Learn more about their vision for the events and about the ways Impact Club has grown on campus in this short video.

Tyrance Billingsley II, founder of Black Tech Street in Tulsa was the keynote speaker at the all-school assembly. Billingsley, a native Tulsan, works to build equitable economies through incubating and supporting entrepreneurial black businesses, and therefore coined the term Black Tech Street.

He spoke of the history of the black entrepreneurial spirit in Tulsa 100 years ago and how that was erased through the actions of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

The day also included a visit by Moses Sun, a Seattle-based “artivist.” Sun, who expresses blackness using a variety of mediums, including digital and analog art held workshops for students. 

The library also has a series of reading materials for students and families to learn more about the Tulsa Race Massacre and other topics, located on their website here