'Ignite the Change' event held to celebrate strength of south Tulsa community

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TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa community leaders gathered Saturday afternoon for the "Ignite the Change" event in south Tulsa.

The resident-organized event kicked off at 2 p.m. at Johnson Park near 61st and Peoria. Organizers said the event is meant to celebrate "the strength and resilience of the 61st and Peoria neighborhood."

Speakers at the event included City Councilor Ben Kimbro, Police Chief Chuck Jordan and Officer Popsey Floyd. Free food, music and children's activities were also available.

Attendees voted on a new name for the community and created a "vision wall" to work toward a positive future.

The event is supported by Kirk of the Hills Church, South Tulsa Community House, Tulsa police, Councilors Ben Kimbro and Jeannie Cue, and many other community members.


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