The Vietnamese-American Community of Oklahoma City and Metropolitan Areas and the City of Oklahoma City install the monument in Military Park on Saturday.
“We’re out here to support everybody,” Oklahoma Atheists member Elyssa Mann said. “So many members of the LGBTQ community are atheists. We’re here to let people know that we exist.”
“When you’re a first-generation college student, that distinction is not so clear,” Ellington said of the choice between for-profit colleges and accredited institutions like OU.
“We hope that we can make it a successful yearly tradition,” she said. “This is the first year of a whole weekend.”
The Inclusion & Diversity Consortium is 11:30 a.m. June 29 at a to-be-determined location.
The health department and local officials and organizations help teens struggling with addiction through programs and prevention tactics.
“Once they figure out that those things aren’t going to happen, that people aren’t going to make fun of them, that the people in their class are there to support them, it’s amazing how well they will do and how they can learn,” O’Dell said.
“The inside is so colorful and bright, and that was the mission; we didn’t want a place where you walk in and it’s kind of sad and stark and cold-feeling,” she said.
More than 21,000 dogs and cats entered Oklahoma City Animal Welfare in 2016.
The state includes four Red Cross chapters, all celebrating centennials in 2017.