TULSA, OK–The Women of Color Expo is coming to green country Oklahoma. Tulsa, Oklahoma will welcome Women of Color from across Northeast Oklahoma and beyond to celebrate excellence. The 7th annual Women of Color Expo Tulsa with this year’s theme “I’m comfortable in My Own Skin”, will take place Saturday, August 26th at the Osage Casino in Tulsa from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
The admission to attend the WOC Expo Tulsa is Free to attend. Now in its 7th year they are expecting to bring thousands of women to the expo, ranking it among one of the most anticipated and largest events celebrating women of color in Tulsa.
This event is organized and produced by Perry Publishing & Broadcasting with the intent to unifying women of color of various ages, backgrounds and to strengthen bonds within the Tulsa community. The Women of Color Expo Tulsa will feature a host of entrepreneurs and companies offering goods and services to expo attendees.
The Expo features a day full of workshops and seminars focusing on wellness, health, finances, family and entrepreneurship. Another one of the biggest events during the expo is the Fashion Show that will take place at 4:00pm.
Oklahoma State Representative and Attorney Jason Lowe, HD ’97 will give a seminar on Expungement and how one goes about clearing their record in our legal system at 10:00am.
The Women of Color Expo awards luncheon will honor women who are regarded as cornerstones of the community and highlight the resilience and unique magnanimity women of color offer daily in their various roles as mothers, sisters, and daughters, as well as career-driven and educated individuals, respectively.
Among the honorees are Woman of the Year Franchella Abdalla, developer and director of re-Build at TEDC Creative Capital. Lifetime Achievement Recipients Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones, Associate Professor at OU Tulsa and Martha Vaughan former Vice President and General Manager of Perry Publishing & Broadcasting of Tulsa; Corporate Woman of the Year Samette King-Britt, Vice President of Customer Services at One Gas, Inc.; Entrepreneur of the Year The Honorable Jessika M. Tate, owner of Tate Law Offices; Hair Stylist of the Year Sharne Vick owner of Tulsa Gifted Braiders; Educator of the Year Patricia Terry-Reames, interim Principal of Greenwood Leadership Academy; Mother of the Year: Shemia Sisco; Public Servant of the Year Lonzetta M. Jones, Elect First Lady of Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries; Impact Woman of the Year Kristi Orisabiyi-Williams, activist, organizer and founder of Black History Saturdays; Author of the Year Raittia Rogers, “I Broke Out of Prison” a personal memoir of her life; Black Girls Rocks Recipients Ms. Kiara Williams of Muskogee High School.
The keynote speaker for the awards luncheon is Hollywood actor Mr. Morris Chestnut who has been seen in the hit Peacock series The Best Man, The Best Man movies, the iconic Boyz in the Hood movie and many others. The awards luncheon will start at 11:00am.
This will be hosted by KJMM FM 105 K-Jamz and KGTO FM/AM Heart and Soul 99.1 & 1050 radio station personality Ali Shaw.
Get your tickets now for the awards luncheon at www.ticketstorm.com or by phone at 1-866-966-1777. To purchase a vendor booth for the expo go to womenofcolorexpo.org.
The Women of Color Expo Tulsa will be a great event and looking forward to a festive time by all.
The Women of Color Expo and Festival is also sponsored by Osage Casino, Langston University Tulsa, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Guiding Right, Inc., and Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company.