Human Rights Day at the State Capitol

December 10, 2012

As you probably know, the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission (OHRC) was abolished earlier this year. We have been wondering what would become of the annual Human Rights Day celebration that is traditionally held at the State Capitol.

We’re happy to report that a new non-partisan group, the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance, has stepped in to pick up this aspect of the work of the old OHRC.  (In fact, the new Human Rights Alliance includes several people who once served as commissioners of the old OHRC).

Here is a short announcement about the event (snagged from the website) …

Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance
Requesting Nominations for Human Rights Award 

Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance
Human Rights Day
December 10, 2012
11:00 am

Oklahoma State Capitol / House Chamber
Reception: 4th floor Rotunda / 12:00 Noon

Please RSVP if you plan on attending so we can make sure we have enough food for all attendees.

The final day for nomination is 12/1/12 nominations may be e-mail or mailed to:
Wilfred Santos Rivera
3209 South Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73129

… As part of the Human Rights Day program, the OK Universal Human Rights Alliance will honor an individual who has contributed to human rights in our state.  The nominee will be an individual who has served the cause of Human and/or Civil Rights.

If you’re a member or friend of the United Nations Association, we encourage you to attend the ceremony on Monday, December 10th. (Be sure to email Wilfredo so that he will know you’re coming).

We hope to see you there! 

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