Honoring Dr. King – January 10, 2020

TU community,

I would like to extend a personal invitation to join me and Paula as TU participates in the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Parade. The parade will take place on Monday, Jan. 20, at the intersection of Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard.

Transportation from TU’s campus and back will be provided for students, faculty and staff who would like to be a part of the parade. Beginning at 9 a.m., parade participants can meet in the Student Union for breakfast and sign-making. Buses will leave from the south side parking lot of the Student Union promptly at 10:15 a.m. At the end of the parade route, buses will pick up TU participants and return to campus.

For those unable to participate in the parade, there is an opportunity to attend a special event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union where light snacks will be served. This event is made possible by the Office of Diversity and Engagement, TU Staff Advisory Council and ConocoPhillips.

In honor of Dr. King’s dream and service to others, there is an opportunity after the parade to participate in community service projects in the Tulsa area from 2 to 4 p.m. For those who participate in this community service initiative, lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. in the Hardesty Hall third-floor kitchen. Transportation to the service sites will be provided, but space is limited. If you would like to volunteer, please click here to sign up. (Employees may consult TrueBlue Neighbors’ Employee Community Service Paid Leave Program regarding time off for these service-related activities.)

Thank you for all that you do to create a community that celebrates our diverse experiences, ideas and perspectives. I encourage you to join us in this collective effort to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Gerard P. Clancy, M.D.