Monday, July 19, 2010

YAC Invitational: Called2Change: Letter to Participants

Dear YAC Invitational, Called2Change Participant,

Thank you for choosing the opportunity to learn about the Oklahoma City Memorial, the Museum and for your willingness to spend time brainstorming the creation of intergenerational kindness projects to celebrate the International Day of Peace, September 21 and to remember with HOPE for PEACE, September 11, 2001.

Friday, August 6, we will meet at the Oklahoma City National Memorial located at 620 N. Harvey Ave. Please check the Memorial Museum website for directions and parking instructions. Parking is about $5.00 for the day at nearby parking lots.

Our Invitational begins on Friday with a Memorial tour by Mrs. Kari Watkins, Museum's Executive Director. The group will meet Mrs. Watkins at the front entrance of the museum. The Friday activities at the Museum end at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 6 : YAC Invitational Schedule at Memorial Museum

9:00 Outdoor Symbolic Memorial tour with Kari Watkins, Executive Director

9:40 Museum Tour

11:00 Hope Trunk Information and Book Project Example

11:30 First Person program with Amy Petty

12:15 Lunch by Panera with Hayley Thompson, Kelsey Fisher, and Mason UCO Student

1:30 First Person program with Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty

2:30-4:00 Archives Tour and project brainstorming with Archives research time

Friday's Guests: Mrs. Hayley Thompson, Ms. Kelsey Fisher and Mason, UCO student, Mrs. Linn Roller, Mrs. Kari Watkins.

Casady Service Learning wishes to thank Mrs. Lynn Roller, Memorial Museum Director of Education and Research for facilitating the Friday activities and admission to the museum. Special thanks to Mr. John Kennedy for providing the funding for the two-day retreat and a $25 stipend for each participant to spend at the Oklahoma City Memorial store at the end of the day Friday. Our heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Hayley Thompson, Ms. Kelsey Fisher and her UCO students for sharing their project experience with the Oklahoma Memorial Museum.

On Saturday, the meeting venue changes to Casady School, located at 9500 North Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120. The group will meet at Casady's Volunteer Center located at Woods Building. See Campus Map at Park in front of the Gaylord Student Center. There will be signs ushering participants to the Woods Building.

Saturday, August 7 Invitational Schedule, Casady School, Volunteer Center, Woods Building

10:00-12:00 Project planning time

12:00 -1:00 Lunch location TBD by participants

1:00-2:00 Project presentations

2:00-2:30 Respect Diversity Foundation Closing Art Experience

Special thanks to our Saturday's guests for sharing their time and project experiences. Joan Korenblit, Respect Diversity Foundation Executive Director and Pinwheels for Peace Project Partner; Mrs. Zena from Mercy School and member of Respect Diversity; Lisa Perry, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Development Officer and Walk the World 2011 Partner, and Dr. Gigi Hu, Japan America Society Education Coordinator, An Origami Hope Project

Please do not hesitate to contact me if needed. See you Friday at the entrance of the Oklahoma City Memorial Museum,

Carmen Clay
Casady Service-Learning Director;
Cell: 405-520-1325, Office: 405-749-3103

Confirmed attendance:

1. Carmen Clay, Casady YAC Sponsor, Chase Anderson, youth
2. Annie Powel, Respect Diversity Foundation Administrative Assistant; Caitlin '11, YAC Senior Chair
3. Gigi Hu, JASO, Education Coordinator; Rebecca'11, YAC Senior Chair
4. Jerry Clayman (Friday only), Rose Creek Community Relations; Sasha'12 YAC Junior Chair-Six Billion Paths to Peace.
5. Samantha Anderson, Casady Parent; Shiva'14, YAC Freshman Chair
6.Kendall White(Friday Only), Casady MD Service Coordinator; Reshawn'11, YAC Member
7. Mrs. Lynn Roller, OKC Memorial Museum Education and Research Director; Nicole'12 YAC Junior Chair
8. Tina Roach'13 Casady Student (Will leave at 2:30 for volleyball)

Joan Korenblit, CEO Respect Diversity Foundation (after 1:00 p.m.)Possible guest for lunch: Emma Thadani (YAC senior chair, Class 2005),

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


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