Garland Pruitt

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To ensure the political, educational,
social and economic equality of
minority group citizens

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Garland Pruitt of Choctaw, OK, has been selected as one of the 2016 winners of the Oklahoma Human Rights Award.

Garland Pruitt was born and raised in Houston, TX. He moved to Oklahoma in 1974 where he attended the University of Oklahoma. He graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology.

Garland has been very active in his church as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and mentor. His attitude in life is that everyone should be treated with equality no matter what your stage in life is. He is committed to his community and will stand up against injustice of any kind. For over 5 years he worked with FDIS as a counselor with youth on issues of family abuse, low self-esteem, education, and societal adjustment.

He has been president of the Oklahoma City branch of the NAACP since 2010 where he works to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice.

Garland Pruitt is concerned for all people of this world, and he will stand up for what is right – whatever your race, religion, or creed. He believes that we are all of the human race, and we deserve to be treated fairly and justly, and this has been his mission as a decent human being fighting for all humanity.

Awards: 
NAACP – Thurman Marshall Award, 2000.
Kiwanis Club 2005-06 Human and Spiritual Values Award.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity recognition of leadership and volunteering to the community of the greater Oklahoma City area.
APRI – A. Philip Randolph Institute 2003 Roll of Honor for many years of dedication, outstanding service, and distinguished leaders.

The public is invited to attend the presentation of the 2016 Human Rights Awards on Saturday, December 10th, in the House Chamber of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The program will begin at 10am. It will be emcee’d by former State Representative Seneca Scott. There is no charge to attend. Following the awards program, you are invited to enjoy a Free Speech Forum in the Senate Assembly Room from 12 Noon to 2pm.
Every year, the Oklahoma Human Rights Awards are co-sponsored by the Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association and the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance.
Previous winners of the award include educators, physicians, students, and community volunteers from many different communities and all walks of life. They are united by their enduring commitment to the values and principles expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
For more information about the awards program, please contact Wilfredo Santosrivera, 405-631-3027.
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