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Welcome to 2021 at DESIGNxHUMANITY (DxH)! January has come and gone; we spent the first month of the year working on the organization's strategic direction. Culminating with the ATDTK Hackathon, January brought with it some serious reflection on 2020 and how we can move forward in a way that positively reflects our mission and vision.

As 2021 unfolds, we go into this year with reflective optimism. Many of you have been eager to work with DxH in various ways: as partners, sponsors, and volunteers. After such a significant response, we realized we needed to work on our infrastructure to move forward sustainably.

We currently have a waitlist of people looking to join the next cohort. We will release details on the next cohort very soon! If you're still interested in joining our next cohort, please keep an eye out for a survey we will be sending out. We need an updated look at your availability, skills, and reasons for volunteering with DESIGNxHUMANITY.

Black History Month at DESIGNxHUMANITY

This Black History Month, DESIGNxHUMANITY will do a deep dive into Tulsa and The Greenwood District's history, aka Black Wall Street. Our long-term strategic goals include a possible physical site in the district. For the next four weeks, we will be exploring the history of Greenwood in 4 parts:

Week One: Black Wall Street

Week Two: The Tulsa Massacre

Week Three: The Rebirth of the Greenwood District

Week Four: Current State of Greenwood

We invite you to join us in discussing the history of Greenwood beyond what happened on Memorial Day Weekend of 1921. If you're not subscribed to our newsletter yet and want to join us on this deep dive, click this link to subscribe:

The first edition of the newsletter comes out this Wednesday.

Curious about the background of Black History Month aside from what you see in the news every year? Visit the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

On Monday, February 1st at 6:00 pm EST, ASALH will announce their theme for 2021 and introduce their inaugural virtual black history month festival.

Other Black History Month initiatives we can recommend:

- The Black History and Culture Academy by Elizabeth Leiba

- Historically Speaking: 400 Souls—A Conversation with Ibram Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

Are you interested in learning more about the organization?

1. Visit our about us page:

2. Check out the VR Experience developed by one of our DESIGNxHUMANITY project teams and TD360

3. Follow us on LinkedIN

#blackhistorymonth2021 #DESIGNxHUMANITY #greenwooddistrict

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