Join us on Saturday, December 9th, as we celebrate Veronica Laizure and 12 other winners of the Oklahoma Human Rights Award. The program will begin at 10am in the House Chamber of the Oklahoma Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. You’re welcome to join us!
Attorney Veronica Laizure is the Civil Rights Director for the Council on American Islamic Relations Oklahoma Chapter (CAIR-OK). She was nominated by the organization’s executive director, Adam Soltani who said, “Veronica Laizure is defining what it means to protect the human rights for one of Oklahoma’s most vulnerable communities: the Oklahoma Muslim Community.”
In addition to her work for CAIR-OK, Laizure’s commentary on the state of civil rights in Oklahoma has been published in dozens of media outlets. She has been asked to speak on the topic at organizations including the Oklahoma Department of Education, the John Hope Franklin Symposium, the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, and many interfaith programs.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.