Together Oklahoma will be hosting six upcoming Listening Sessions, which will offer the opportunity for you to express your ideas and views on policy matters in a collaborative way and let our TOK staff members get the chance to hear directly from you. These listening sessions will highlight the voices and lived experiences from rural residents, women, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, native Oklahomans, OKC-area residents, and southern Oklahomans.
There are six upcoming Together Oklahoma Listening Sessions, all with virtual options to attend:
- Wednesday, June 8, in Kingston, OK, and via Zoom is our Listening Session for Rural Voices. The session starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Chickasaw-Marshall County Community Center, 10932 Enos / Shay Road, Kingston, OK 73439. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
- Tuesday, June 14, via Zoom only, is our Listening Session for Women’s Voices. The session starts at 7 p.m. and you can visit TogetherOK.org/Events to register and get the Zoom link.
- Thursday, June 16 in Lawton, OK, and via Zoom is our Statewide 2SLGBTQIA+ Listening Session: Pride and Policy. TOK is partnering with the City of Lawton and the McMahon Memorial Authority, along with best-selling Oklahoma author John Paul Brammer. The session starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium at 801 NW Ferris Ave. Lawton, OK 73507.
- Tuesday, June 21 in Ardmore, OK, and via Zoom is our Listening Session for Southern Oklahoma Voices. The session starts at 6:30 p.m. at the American National Bank, 1901 N Commerce Street, Ardmore, OK 73401. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Everyone who attends and registers at the door will receive $25 for their time.
- Thursday, June 23 is our Oklahoma City Listening Session at 6:30 p.m. This session will be held on Zoom and in-person, location in OKC is TBD.
- Tuesday, June 28 via Zoom only is our Native Voices Listening Session. The session starts at 6:30 p.m. and you can visit TogetherOK.org/Events to register and get the Zoom link.
The conversations that occur during the listening sessions help not only identify emerging issues and concerns, but also helps validate our current policy work. Listening sessions present an opportunity for collaboration and the creation of new partnerships to address policies in the most positive and constructive manner.
Please visit TogetherOK.org/Events for more information on all these upcoming sessions and to register to attend virtually. We look forward to hearing from you and working together for a better Oklahoma.