Nominate a Human Rights Hero

Do you know a human rights hero who works to advance equal justice and equal dignity for people in Oklahoma?

Nominations are now open for the annual human rights awards that are co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance (OKUHRA) and the Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA).

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt once said human rights begin close to home — in “places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination.” 

Do you know a human rights hero who works to advance equal justice and equal dignity for people in Oklahoma? Please consider nominating them for a recognition award through OKUHRA and UNA-USA. 

As in previous years, we will honor these human rights heroes at a special mid-day ceremony at the Oklahoma Capitol on December 10th, Universal Human Rights Day — which happens to fall on a Thursday this year.

To make it easy for you to submit a nomination, we have established a convenient online nomination form that you may use:

Online Nomination Form (administered by Constant Contact)
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ea6dmgg7i2v10t6t/a017wigfrgwyz/greeting

We are seeking nominees from every background and every walk of life. You can see a list of some of our previous winners on our blog, “To Reaffirm Faith.” Here are the links:

2014 winners:
http://www.una-okc.blogspot.com/2014/12/2014-human-rights-award-winners.html

2013 winners:
http://una-okc.blogspot.com/2013/11/2013-human-rights-award-winners.html

2012 winners:
http://una-okc.blogspot.com/2012/12/human-rights-award-winners-announced.html

Please note that nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, December 1st. If you do not have access to the online nomination form or if you have any questions about the nominations process, please feel free to call Wilfredo Santosrivera: 405-631-3027.

The annual Human Rights Day observance at the State Capitol carries on a tradition that was started by the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission many years ago. We are proud to carry on this tradition of honoring the men and women in our state who help to define the meaning of human rights where we live.

“Where, after all, do universal rights begin?”

“…In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt, “The Great Question,” remarks delivered at the United Nations in New York on March 27, 1958.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos.

Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en dignité et en droits. 

ᏂᎦᏓ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᏂᎨᎫᏓᎸᎾ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏂᏠᏱ ᎤᎾᏕᎿ ᏚᏳᎧᏛ ᎨᏒᎢ. ᎨᏥᏁᎳ ᎤᎾᏓᏅᏖᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏃᏟᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏌᏊ ᎨᏒ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗ ᎠᎾᏟᏅᏢ ᎠᏓᏅᏙ ᎬᏗ.  

Ĉiuj homoj estas denaske liberaj kaj egalaj laŭ digno kaj rajtoj. Ili posedas racion kaj konsciencon, kaj devus konduti unu la alian en spirito de frateco.

Review the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article I) in over 300 languages at the Omniglot website …  http://omniglot.com/udhr/index.htm

Read the complete text of the Universal of Declaration of Human Rights on the UN website, here … http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/



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