February 6, 2019
Oklahoma State Capitol | 11:30am
Due to construction at the State Capitol building, please allow extra time for parking and Capitol entry. Parking is available to the South and East of the Capitol, but parking is limited. The east tunnel walkway is closed.
About Rose Day
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.
Rose Day 2019 – Full Video
2019 Keynote Speaker
Author | Aerialist | Speaker
Jen Bricker – Born without legs, Jen’s biological parents left her at the hospital. One would think she would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the “hand of destiny” brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word ‘CAN’T.’”
As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was gold-medalist, Dominique Moceanu. In fact,
watching Dominique on TV helped inspire Jen to start competing herself. Seemingly against all odds, Jen went on to compete against able-bodied athletes and became a state champion in power tumbling. As part of her amazing story, and as a twist of fate, Jen later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was actually her biological sister.
Always challenging herself, Jen made the transition into an accomplished acrobat and aerialist. As such, she has traveled internationally and appeared as the headliner at prestigious venues, including The Shangri La Hotel in Dubai.
Jen’s incredible story has been featured on multiple shows, including 20/20 and Good Morning America. She is currently living in Los Angeles, and has added a successful speaking career to her list of
accomplishments, including being featured in well-renowned TED talks.
Jen hopes to inspire and motivate others to BELIEVE that anything is truly possible. Jen published her first book, Everything is Possible, that hit the New York Times Best Sellers list in 2016.
Prior to the Rose Day Rally, pro-life advocates of all ages arrived with bushels of roses as soon as the Capitol doors opened. Rose Day attendees were encouraged to pass out roses to their state legislators to symbolize their stance in the pro-life movement. Beginning in the morning, individuals and families began walking the State Capitol halls, delivering roses and pro-life messages to elected officials at the Capitol. “Christians and other pro-life Oklahomans made a powerful statement by bringing red roses for their elected officials, as a symbol of their belief in the sanctity of human life and pro-life views,” said Brian Hobbs
Rose Day Articles
- King advocates for unborn: Alveda King inspires thousands at 27th Annual Rose Day rallyAlveda King, a woman who has fought for human and civil rights for most of her life, headlined the day that gave a voice to the voiceless—the unborn. Prior to the Rose Day Rally, pro-life advocates of all ages arrived with bushels of roses as soon as the Capitol doors ... read more
- King to speak at Rose Day Feb. 7: Baptists, Catholics unite for pro-life eventThe annual Rose Day Pro-Life Rally, which takes place inside the Oklahoma State Capitol each February, is less than a month away. The 2018 Rose Day, set for Feb. 7, will feature Alveda C. King, author, pro-life activist and niece of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Alveda King ... read more
- Rose-colored masses: Pro-Life faithful flock to 2017 Rose DayJust days before millions of Americans send or receive bouquets of roses for Valentine’s Day, Oklahoma lawmakers received an abundant amount of long-stem red roses. These roses came courtesy of the pro-life faithful who flocked to the Oklahoma State Capitol for the annual Rose Day ... read more
- Churches prepare for Rose Day indoor rally at CapitolOn the heels of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 22), churches across Oklahoma are making plans to attend the 2017 Rose Day Pro-Life Indoor Rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Rose Day event, now in its 26th year, begins at 9:30 a.m. Christians and ... read more
Previous Rose Day Speakers
The Rose Day Pro-Life Rally has featured numerous leaders within the pro-life movement and faith community through the years, including the following:
2018 Alveda C. King, niece of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2017 Dr. Ronnie Floyd, pastor & former Southern Baptist Convention President
2016 Dr. Anthony Jordan, retired Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Executive Director-Treasurer
2015 Melissa Ohden, abortion survivor
2014 Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
2013 Lila Rose, pro-life activist and President of Live Action
2012 Abby Johnson, pro-life spokeswoman and former Planned Parenthood center director
Other Rose Day speakers include Norma McCorvey (from the Roe v. Wade case), abortion survivor Gianna Jensen and Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.
Rose Day Committee Members
Knights of Columbus
Catholic Conference of Oklahoma
Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
Chairman Oklahomans for Life
Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services
Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services
Center of Family Love
Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma
Hope Pregnancy Ministries
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