The Memorial’s Mission Statement was created by a 350-member task force that was brought together by an unspeakable act of terrorism. On April 19, 1995, one hundred and sixty-eight individuals were killed in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. Within months, survivors, family members, first responders and community members united to create the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
Those involved in the Memorial process had to learn to listen to other perspectives, share their personal opinions and practice patience and civility all while working through their own grief and vulnerability. Though the discussions were difficult and emotional at times, everyone was committed to ensuring those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever would always be remembered.
In this 25th Anniversary year, the Memorial would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all those who came together in 1995 and give the gift of Better Conversations – Looking Back Thinking Forward to the community. It is the hope that individuals will work through challenging issues by learning the skills to engage in Better Conversations which will lead to a much kinder and more understanding world.
This online course has been created so that all people can have access to the skills necessary and an easy to follow process so that you can bring Better Conversations to your life, family, and community. It has been designed so that you can go from start to finish, or if you’d like, jump into a specific area of interest that you’d like to learn more about.