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OSU-Tulsa to host Chautauqua Conference on May 13

Friday, April 8, 2022

Media Contact: Jordan Bishop | Editor, Department of Brand Management | 405-744-9782 |

Rooted in the grassy prairies of the heartland, Chautauqua is a tradition as old as Oklahoma’s red dirt. A tradition Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will proudly continue on Friday, May 13, with its Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience. 

Originating in the late 1800s, Chautauquas prioritized education through gathering teachers, musicians, specialists and more in one place to share their expertise with the community. 

The annual OSU Chautauqua — presented by the Center for Family Resilience and Center for Africana Studies — mirrors the original spirit of the convention, gathering researchers, service providers and policymakers to speak on a common theme. This year’s theme is “Identity as Resilience: Strengths Based Approaches to Development Among Youth, Family and Community.” 

Beginning at 8:15 a.m., five speakers will highlight this theme in their unique area of expertise. The lectures, held in B.S. Roberts Room in North Hall, will vary from African American family resiliency with racial trauma, American Indian identity and cultural resiliency, mental health and much more. 

Early bird registration is open through April 30. The registration fee, including breakfast and lunch from Panera Bread, is $55 for public participants and $25 for students. For those interested, continuing education credits are available. To register, visit

Story By: Kylee Sutherland |

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