OKC Artists for Justice

“Everyone has the right to life,
liberty and security of person.”
–Article 3 of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights

Nominated by Priya Desai

Oklahoma City Artists for Justice have served as fierce advocates for people who have faced domestic violence and sexual assault. They will be recognized on December 10th at the Oklahoma State Capitol — along with other winners of the 2016 Oklahoma Human Rights award.

Their work began covering the Daniel Holztclaw case, and advocated for the victims who came forward and spoke about the crimes committed against them. In addition to that, they are now working in the NE OKC Community to bring attention to the many injustices women face in Oklahoma.

They are tireless advocates for women, and especially marginalized women of color. Through their efforts, I believe, they have been defenders of women’s human rights. They educate the community about issues affecting women as well as having a social justice presence at other community events. They are aware of what is going on in our community and are always there in support. It gives me great pleasure to bring light to the work they do and nominate them for this prestigious award.

You’re 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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