Greenwood Avenue: A Virtual Reality Experience
When: Tuesday, June 15th
Wednesday, June 16th
Thursday, June 17th
Show Times: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Greenwood Cultural Center
322 N. Greenwood
Tulsa, OK 74126
For Information Call: 918-596-1020
GREENWOOD AVENUE: A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
A film by Ayana Baraka Written by Ayana Baraka, Spade Robinson, & Suzen
About this Event
Closing out the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commemoration and as a kick-off to Tulsa’s Juneteenth Celebration, Greenwood Cultural Center will show the virtual reality experience entitled “Greenwood Avenue: A Virtual Reality Experience.” The VR experience is cast with current Tulsans and legendary American actress, Irma P. Hall. The script was influenced by conversations with the late Dr. Oliva J. Hooker, a survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. At the conclusion of the VR experience, one of the last interviews with Dr. Hooker will be shown. The virtual reality experience will be curated by award winning director, VR/AR expert and actor Adrian Rashad Driscoll.
Greenwood Avenue is grounded authentically in the Greenwood District. Filmed in Tulsa, Oklahoma-on the last remaining block of Black Wall Street—Greenwood Avenue. With support from the community and local organizations like the Greenwood Cultural Center, and the John Hope Center for Reconciliation. Greenwood Avenue hired a cast and crew of native Tulsans, many of which had ancestors that either survived through or perished during the massacre.
Greenwood Avenue is used as an educational tool to start conversations about systemic racism and teach Black History- specifically, Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre- in New York City, Chicago, and Tulsa through our partnerships with the Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, TechRow, and RedFlight Innovation sponsored by Russell Westbrook.
The film is presented by; Black Public Media, Edamame Films, Women Make Movies, YouTube VR180 . In coproduction with Edamame Films with funding provided by Country Hall Arts, Black Public Media, YouTube VR180, and Seed & Spark. With the support of Greenwood Cultural Center, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Arts Alliance Tulsa, Weeksville Heritage Center, John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, ASLHA-Founders of Black History Month, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, & RedFlight Innovation.
The Greenwood Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization, preserves African American heritage and promotes positive images of the African American community by providing educational and cultural experiences, encouraging intercultural exchanges and facilitating cultural tourism.