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A Night with Ralph Ellison Gala set for March 9

The 2019 Ralph Ellison Gala celebration “A Night with Ralph Ellison” will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Oklahoma History Center. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2019 Ralph Ellison Foundation celebration gala, “A Night with Ralph Ellison” will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 6 – 9 p.m.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center’s Devon Great Hall in Oklahoma City.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The […]

Sunbeam kicks off campaign to raise $65,000 for Emergency Senior Shelter

Sunbeam Family Services works to end senior homelessness through its Emergency Senior Shelter, the state’s only shelter equipped to specifically assist homeless seniors. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – More than 1,100 residents are homeless in the Oklahoma City metro area, including 260 homeless seniors age 55 and older. Sunbeam Family Services works year-round to end senior homelessness through its Emergency Senior Shelter, the state’s only shelter equipped to specifically assist homeless seniors. Through […]

Oklahoma Christian University to host Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will speak at Oklahoma Christian University on Monday evening, Feb. 18.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Monday, February 18, criminal justice expert Bryan Stevenson will discuss “Complex Dialogues”  in the Garvey Center Main Auditorium , 2501 E. Memorial Road, on the Oklahoma Christian University campus in Edmond.  Doors open at 5 p.m. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. Stevenson, author of […]

Free February screenings of “The Last Defense” documentary spotlight Julius Jones death row case

There will be three free Oklahoma City screenings in February of the ABC documentary “The Last Defense.”  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP), along with Cece Jones-Davis, Sing for Change founder, will host three free screenings of the ABC documentary “The Last Defense” in Oklahoma City in February.  The screenings, held in conjunction with Black History Month, will examine […]

OKC Animal Welfare offers ‘Furever Love’ dog adoptions through Feb. 16

OKC Animal Welfare asks metro residents to show shelter pets some Valentine’s Day love during the half-price Furever Love adoption special through Feb. 16. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In the Valentine’s Day spirit, OKC Animal Welfare will continue its half-price ‘Furever Love’ dog adoptions today through Saturday, Feb. 16.  From noon to 5:30 p.m. each day, all adoptable dogs and puppies will cost only $30 during the Valentine’s special. All adoptable animals at […]

Oklahoma City University again awarded Tree Campus USA status

Oklahoma City University was honored with 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Arbor Day Foundation once again has honored Oklahoma City University with Tree Campus USA recognition for 2018. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation that recognizes colleges and universities for effective urban forest management and for engaging […]

Chef’s Feast 2019 themed “Unmask Hunger” set to benefit kids in Oklahoma

The 32nd annual Chefs’ Feast, presented by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, will take place on Friday, March 1 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Less than 300 tickets remain for the 32nd annual Chefs’ Feast, themed, “Unmask Hunger” on Friday, March 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The event will be held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63 Street, in Oklahoma City. The Mardi […]

ACLU’s Allie Shinn tapped as new Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director

ACLU-OK Deputy Director, Allie Shinn will become the new executive director of Freedom Oklahoma starting March 4. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Freedom Oklahoma has announced that Allie Shinn will become the organization’s new Executive Director starting March 4. A long time advocate for LGBTQ rights, Shinn comes to Freedom Oklahoma from the ACLU of Oklahoma, where she served as Deputy Director. During her time at […]

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan to speak at Seminole Chamber of Commerce forum

Professor and author, Dr. Nyla Ali Khan will be the guest speaker during the Seminole Chamber of Commerce lunch forum on Thursday, Feb. 14.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Thursday, February 14, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum will host professor and author, Dr. Nyla Ali Khan. The lunch forum will be held at 12 noon in the Utterback Ballroom of the Enoch Kelly Haney Center on the Seminole State College campus. The […]

Curbside Chronicle vendors sell Valentine’s bouquets to help OKC’s homeless

Curbside Chronicle Valentine’s Day bouquets can conveniently be pre-ordered at CurbsideFlowers.org before Feb. 11 and picked-up at one of their pop-up booths.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – People in Oklahoma City can now purchase flowers for their loved ones this Valentine’s Day while also supporting people who are working their way out of homelessness during the Curbside Chronicle’s 4th annual flower campaign. During the organization’s 4th annual flower campaign, Curbside Chronicle’s bouquets […]

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