Community Journey Mapping

“You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you’ve been.” – Maya Angelou 

Join ImpactTulsa and Pono Pursuit – Equity Studios for a Community Journey Mapping Workshop on October 19th from 10am-noon. We encourage you to join with a colleague (up to 3-4 representatives per organization) to engage in deep reflection on historical events, policies, and practices that continue to shape Tulsa’s current educational system.

In this workshop, participants will bring their lived experiences to the table to learn and co-develop a working narrative for our community. By having a joint narrative and understanding of where we’ve come from, we can effectively work together to improve outcomes from cradle to career. This practice can be replicated across communities, teams, and groups for shared understanding, collective visioning and planning.

Is this workshop right for me?

This workshop is designed for organizations who are leading change initiatives at the team, cross-functional, or system level in education (be it at a school district, nonprofit, government or philanthropic organization). We will engage in group work, so we recommend you joining with at least two other team members, if possible. 

What will participants do in the workshop?

  • Within teams, collectively create a historical timeline that represents key events, policies and practices that shape the current Tulsa education landscape. 
  • Learn how to use that timeline to anchor the team in deep understanding of why disparities may exist and what that means for their approach to disrupting disparities going forward.
  • Build deeper team connections as individuals share how the timeline impacts them within their person, role and system.

Event Logistics

This two hour virtual event will be held on October 19th from 10am-noon. Space is limited so please be sure to register here. Please note, only one registration is needed per team. Thus, please have identified the team members you would like to participate and nominate one person to complete the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren King at

Please note, all participants will be asked to complete pre-work in advance of the session that will take approximately one hour. Details will be sent two weeks in advance of the training itself to allow ample time for completion.

About the Facilitators

Pono Pursuit LLC – Equity Studios believes change is driven by healing and strengthening relationships. By examining relationships with self, with others, and with institutions and social structures they position communities to thrive while leading change.