Join Us as We Celebrate
Human Rights Heroes from
Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Norman,
Chickasha, and Elsewhere in our Great State!
If you value the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — and who doesn’t? — you are invited to attend the 2015 Oklahoma Human Rights Awards program on December 10th at the State Capitol.
The awards are sponsored by the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance with help and assistance from the Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association.
This year, once again, the awards program will take place in the chamber of the State House of Representatives:
Thursday, December 10th — 10am to 12 Noon
State House of Representatives
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Award winners will include Sarah Adams-Cornell (Oklahoma City), Marq Lewis and “We The People Oklahoma” (Tulsa), Dr. Jeanne Mather (Chickasha), the World Experiences Foundation (Norman), Hilda De Leon Xavier (Oklahoma City), and many more.
Human Rights Day (December 10th) is celebrated around the world. It is the anniversary of the day in 1948 when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.
The thirty articles of the Declaration are generally agreed to be the foundation of modern international human rights law. They have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions, etc.
The first article of the Declaration stands as a beacon to inform and illuminate the thinking of all members of our global civil society:
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
Come help us celebrate some of the many human rights heroes who inspire and encourage us in Oklahoma.
More details about our program and our winners will be announced in the coming days and weeks.