LeVar Burton promotes art and reading in Tulsa
Burton will speak at Arts Alliance Tulsa’s #THEbrunch on May 19 at Hyatt Regency Tulsa.
Actor, director and children’s literacy advocate LeVar Burton will visit Tulsa this month in support of Arts Alliance Tulsa, the United Arts Fund with 40 member organizations. Burton will speak at AAT’s #THEbrunch on May 19 at Hyatt Regency Tulsa.
AAT Executive Director Todd Cunningham says the organization was inspired by the Reading Tree Challenge, a program of Tulsa’s Gathering Place. “When our community committed to reading 2 million books this year, we wanted to help, so we decided to invite an artist to be our keynote speaker who also happens to be famous for reading,” Cunningham says.
In addition to his numerous TV and film roles, Burton is perhaps best known as the executive producer and host of “Reading Rainbow,” which aired from 1983-2006 on PBS.
May 19 — #THEBrunch with LeVar Burton
11 a.m. Hyatt Regency Tulsa, 100 E. Second St. $250, individuals; $450, couples; $900, family of four; $50 extra to meet Burton (for brunch patrons only); sponsorships available. Benefits 2018 members of Arts Alliance Tulsa. Contact Anna Inhofe at 918-289-0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 19 — LeVar Burton Reads
2 p.m. Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St. Burton will join Tulsa youth to read one of his favorite children’s books on the lawn of Guthrie Green. Free and open to the public.
For more information about these events, visit artstulsa.org.