Brigade Congress 2021
October 15, 2021 @ 6:00 am - October 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm HST
Brigade Congress is the primary meeting centered on the Code for America Network, bringing together Brigade leaders, government and community partners, and civic tech professionals from across the country. Brigade Congress offers Code for America brigade members an opportunity to build relationships, deepen connections and participate in various discussions & trainings.
2021 marks the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre. https://okla.nextgenradio.org/
100 years ago the thriving, all-Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa known as America’s Black Wall Street was decimated in less than 24 hours by one of the worst acts of racial violence in our country’s history. An angry, white mob descended on Greenwood, burning down homes and businesses and killing an estimated 300 residents.
The once thriving community was left in ruins. While it was eventually rebuilt, the act resulted in decades of intergenerational harm. And to make matters worse, the massacre went unacknowledged and its victims silenced. This tragic, significant part of Tulsa’s history needs to be shared and remembered.
That’s why it was important to Code for Tulsa to host Brigade Congress on the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre—to acknowledge and educate about the tragic events of the past, and to look toward current and future progress within the community.
Program of events TBD
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