Hilda De Leon Xavier
(nominated by Akash Patel)
On December 10th, the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights
Alliance will honor human rights heroes from around our
great state. A recognition program will take place at the
State Capitol. More information can be found here:
Hilda is an outstanding young professional committed to empowering minorities and improving Oklahoma’s multicultural & global education environment.
Through her unique experiences & volunteering, she serves as an example for her peers and mentor for the youth. Her genuine desire to empower others is evident through her work as a community organizer for the last 20 years.
Hilda serves as the pageant Director of Miss Guatemala Oklahoma. She has hosted & organized several events and fashion shows to raise money for undocumented immigrants. She has performed multicultural, folkloric & indigenous dances at hundreds of events around the state raising awareness about different cultures.
Hilda’s service to our state & minority communities is admirable. She serves on the board of the World Experiences Foundation, the Hispanic Arts Council of OK, the American GI Forum of Oklahoma & other civil rights organizations.
She was one of the founding members of Guatemaltecos Manos Unidas.
“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.”
–Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights