Remember when we had a shooting, so the kids started asking lots of questions about the police? And how the children responded by making a video about privilege, prejudice, and racism? And so we, as parents, responded by inviting the police into our neighborhood so the children could meet them and talk with them and ask questions directly? It was such a good experience for the children, and for the neighborhood community as well! So much so that the officers who came got commendations from the City of Tulsa, and we were invited to City Hall to help the Mayor give their awards!
We also were able to present our book, Keeping Kyrie, to each of the city council members as well!
This camera man was so kind to the children, taking time to entertain them before the meeting started, letting them see how the camera works and really make them comfortable before the evening began. We really appreciated him! Kudos to this team, I think channel 6.
You can see what a charmer Alex was the whole time. The meeting was getting ready to start, and the council lady and someone else came to ask us if we had any questions before it began. Alex raised his hand and loudly asked, “Where can I go to pass some gas?”
Then the mayor came, and Kirk was excited to meet him since they are “twinkies”. Kirk is very proud to be the mayor’s mini-me, and told him all about wearing a suit to school on free dress day.
We are so grateful for these officers, and their kindness in taking time to connect with the children of our neighborhood community! We really appreciate them!
Thank you, city of Tulsa, for letting us learn about city council tonight!