Rose Day 2018

The 27th Annual Rose Day at the Capitol is Wednesday, February 7.  Oklahomans have an opportunity to express their belief in the sanctity of human life to their legislators during the 27th Annual Rose Day this February at the State Capitol.

Registration/Rose Distribution:
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM
House Chambers
Alveda C. King

Each year, hundreds gather at the Capitol at the beginning of the new legislative session to promote and support the lives of unborn babies by meeting with their state senators and representatives and presenting them red roses, which represent the sanctity of the unborn. Attendees are encouraged to present roses to their representative, senator, Lieutenant Governor and Governor. Roses will not be provided.

Rose Day Highlights:

  • You will need to bring your own roses. Roses will not be provided.
  • The south and east parking lots will provide ease of entry and exit.
  • The Rose Day rally will be indoors and is free of charge.
  • The rally will take place in the State House of Representatives chambers. Overflow seating is available in the State Senate chambers. Both are accessible from the 4th floor rotunda.
  • Day of registration is available. Registration tables are located at all entrances into the 4th floor rotunda.
  • You can find out your legislators at the event. Large posters will share where their offices are within the Capitol.
  • This event is child friendly however childcare is not provided.
  • Allow a bit of extra time to go through security.

2018 Rose Day Keynote Speaker

Alveda C. King is Pastoral Associate and Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God’s forgiveness, and healing.

The daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King, Alveda grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her family home in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Kentucky. Alveda was jailed during the open housing movement. She sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle. King, an Evangelist, is a former college professor and served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. She is a recipient of the Life Prize Award (2011), the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award (2011) from the Legatus organization and the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (2011). She is a bestselling author; among her books are King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper, How Can the Dream Survive if we Murder the Children? and I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own. She is an accomplished actress and songwriter. The Founder of Alveda King Ministries, Alveda is also the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Saint Anselm College. She has served on several boards, including Heartbeat International, Georgia Right to Life, MLK Center, Bible Curriculum in Public Schools and Abortion Recovery International (ARIN). She is also a member of the National Black Prolife Coalition (NBPC) and is a Senior Fellow with the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society. Alveda is a regular columnist for “Insiders” section and a Fox News contributor.

King lives in Atlanta, where she is the grateful mother of six and a doting grandmother.