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Inaugural UNAOKC Young Professional Happy Hour

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Come join your local United Nations Association chapter on Monday, April 24th at 5:30 PM at The Union at Sosa for our first of many young professional events! Each happy hour will briefly have speakers and advocacy actions that relation to a certain international cause.

This month’s event will be catered to the UN Foundation campaign “Shot at Life”, since that week is world immunization week! So come out, get a drink, and make some new friends while making a change!

UNA-OKC Minutes February 13, 2017

 

Present: Kellen Brooks, Bill Bryant, Priya Desai, Larry Eberhardt, Sinead Maguina, Bansari Mehta, Nancy Musselman, Floydette Seal, Jo Hill Snyder, Richard White. 

Guests: Misheala Giddings, Sam West. 

Regrets: Dee Freeland, Kye LeBoeuf, Firouz Mollaian, Akash Patel, Marina Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, Jerry Stephens. 

Opening of Meeting, Introductions & Announcements. Sinead Maguina called the meeting to order at 5:32pm. We convened at the Disciples Center, 301 NW 36th Street.

(1) Announcements: The directors addressed some items of general interest. 

Sam West introduced himself, and we welcomed him to the meeting. It was noted that membership in UNA-USA is a minimum requirement for serving on our leadership team. It’s easy to join. There is an online sign-up page here … http://www.unausa.org/membership.

(a) The next program of the Jewish Muslim Film Institute will be on Sunday, March 5th, at the Temple B’Nai Israel. It will be a panel discussion featuring a report on a recent interfaith tour of the Holy Land.

(b) Priya Desai reported briefly that she is continuing to work on items related to strategic planning.

(2) Program Planning. The attention of the directors turned to program planning. Our discussion was focused on our Women’s Day program.

The program was outlined:

Date / Time … Saturday, March 4th, from 1pm to 3:30pm.

Location … Raindrop Turkish House, OKC.

Details … The annual United Nations Association of Oklahoma City Women’s Day Fundraiser will be a panel on movement building during difficult times called Organizing Women.

Our distinguished panel includes: Sarah Adams-Cornell, Tamya Cox, Dr. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson.

Moderator: Dr. Rebecca Cruise. 2

Please join us for light refreshments, a silent auction, and an engaging panel discussion followed by a question and answer period.

Richard agreed to create a flyer, Facebook Event, and a page on Eventbrite for tickets. It was agreed that we will ask $10 for admission ($5 for students).

The good folks at the Turkish House will provide Baklava, and we will bring cheese and fruit.

Kellen and Richard agreed to staff the registration table. Misheala will manage the silent auction table.

The title of the program is, “Organizing Women: A Panel on Overcoming Adversity.” 

Priya offered a motion to approve the plan as outlined; seconded by Bill Bryant. The plan for the program was approved by consensus.

(3) Business Reports. 

Minutes of the January Meeting. The minutes of the January meeting were distributed. Priya moved for their approval. Bansari Mehta offered a second. The minutes were approved: All Aye. 3

Returning to the discussion about our Women’s Day program, a suggestion was made that we should offer to compensate the Raindrop House for hosting our program. Sinead offered to get a $50 gift card, and we agreed to reimburse her.

Treasurer’s Report. Floydette circulated a report on the chapter’s finances through January 31, 2017. (See below). Bill moved to accept the report, and a second was heard. Approved without objection.

Treasurer’s Report 

Previous Balance on 12/31/2016 … … … $ 1,578.54 

Income: 

Better World Fund, Qtr 3 … … … 450.00

S&B Burgers … … … … 161.85

Pay Pal Transfer … … … 48.25

Total Income … … … $ 660.10

Expenses: 

MWC MLK Breakfast Registration … … 35.00

Richard White – Website Fee … … 13.00

Total Expenses … … … $ 48.00

Ending Balance 12/31/16 … … … … $ 2,190.64 

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Membership Development Report. Bansari Mehta reported that she has not received an update from the national office in several weeks.

At this point in the meeting, Kellen Brooks reported that she received a message from Michelle Rodriguez. Michelle described several items that have been donated for the silent auction.

Communications Report. The new website looks great, and we’re continuing to stay engaged with our community through social media.

Facebook … https://www.facebook.com/UNA.OKC/

Twitter … https://twitter.com/UNA_OKC

(4) New Business. There were 4 items to be considered in this portion of the meeting. 4

a. Hispanic Cultural Day at the State Capitol, May 1st, 12 Noon to 4pm.

Our chapter has been invited to participate in the Hispanic Cultural Day at the State Capitol on May 1st.

b. Hideaway Fundraiser: Tuesday, March 7th.

Michelle has arranged for our chapter to receive a portion of the proceeds at Hideaway Pizza on North Western Ave. on Tuesday, March 7th, 4pm to close. Eat at the Hideaway, and support your local chapter of the UN Association.

c. UN Running Team – YWCA Sexual Assault Awareness Month Fundraiser: Saturday, April 22nd.

We have been invited to participate in the YWCA’s 5K fundraising run. It will take place on Saturday, April 22nd. The race starts at 7am. Richard is interested.

d. New mandated chapter bylaws: Review.

All chapters are being asked to sign a new affiliation agreement with UNA-USA. Additionally, the national organization has set some new guidelines for local chapter bylaws. We need to review our bylaws, and take necessary action by April 1st. This will be an item for our meeting in March.

(5) Tasks. Consider making a gift to our chapter. It’s easy. Find the “donate” link on this webpage:

http://una-okc.blogspot.com/2015/10/support-your-local-chapter.html

Additionally, Sinead is seeking a volunteer to take over the Secretary position. Let her know if you’d like the job:

And, we’re looking for someone to step into the role of Advocacy Director. Let Sinead know if you’re interested.

(6) Adjournment. At the conclusion of the meeting, Priya made a motion to adjourn, and it was seconded by Bansari. Without opposition, the meeting ended at about 5:59pm.

Next Meeting: Monday, March 13, 2017 — 5:30pm The Disciples Center 301 NW 36th Street OKC 73118

“Organizing Women”

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Enjoy Our Women’s Day Program in Oklahoma City on Saturday, March 4th

The annual United Nations Association of Oklahoma City Women’s Day Fundraiser will be a panel discussion on movement building during difficult times called “Organizing Women.” It will be:
Saturday, March 4th — 1pm
Raindrop Turkish House
4444 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118
Our distinguished panel will include:
Sarah Adams-Cornell … Human rights activist, champion of indigenous peoples and cultures, co-founder of Matriarch;
Tamya Cox … Regional director of Public Policy and Organizing for Planned Parenthood, Great Plains;
Dr. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson … co-director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma;
And will be moderated by:
Dr. Rebecca Cruise … Assistant Dean, College of International Studies, University of Oklahoma.
Please join us for light refreshments, a silent auction, and an engaging panel discussion followed by a question and answer period.

Tickets on Sale Now. $10 / $5
Buy your tickets now on Eventbrite …

 

… Proceeds will benefit your Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA.

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Meeting the Needs of the World’s Women

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Over many decades, the UN has made significant progress in advancing gender equality, including through landmark agreements such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth.
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the: elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
– See more at:

Rex D. Friend

“Lawyers refer human and civil rights cases to Rex. I have seen him in the trenches, community activities for 30 years. Pro-bono work for the poor is his stock-in-trade.”
–Wilfredo SantosRivera

Rex Friend is active in Oklahoma’s interfaith community, he defends the rights of immigrants, and he speaks for the rights of prisoners and others. He will be honored as one of the 2016 winners of the Oklahoma Human Rights Award.

After growing up on a cattle ranch in rural northwest Oklahoma, Rex Friend attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he received his B.A. in Sociology in 1975. He then began at the University of Oklahoma, which he received his M.A. in Sociology in 1980. After working as a social worker at Children’s Hospital for several years, Rex entered law school. He received his J.D. in 1983 from OU.

Seeing clients from various religious and several nations is standard practice for Rex, as he practices Immigration Law in Oklahoma City. He has also represented many stigmatized populations: gays and lesbians, prisoners, the disabled, and persons with AIDS.

Mr. Friend served six years on the Executive Committee of the Central Region of the American Friends Service Committee (a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world). He serves on the board of the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, the Peace House, the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, and several non-profits that further his values of improving life for our marginalized brothers and sisters.

Rex’s profession and lifestyle represent his Quaker values, including that all people are of great worth and deserving of equal treatment.

To the greatest extent possible, Rex approaches issues from a preventive, problem solving perspective, focused on root causes. He relies on the power of dialogue and respect to build bridges with potential “opponents.” This commitment to non-adversarial relationships reflects the Quaker beliefs of non-violence and respecting and maintaining the dignity of all people.

When asked about the pivotal influences that resulted in the nature of his practice being one of service, Rex states, “As a boy growing up in a rural, sparsely populated, northwest, Freedom, Oklahoma, my family, my community, and church impressed upon me that whatever talents I might have, I should develop and use for the common good.

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.

Father Tim Luschen

“He is most known for his work… to educate
and empower Spanish speakers about
their rights in this state.”

Nominated by Sundra Flansburg

A leader in civic engagement, Father Timothy Luschen is one of the 2016 winners of the Oklahoma Human Rights Award.

Father Luschen, currently pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, made the decision to apply and attend seminary when he was in his third year of college at the University of Central Oklahoma. He was ordained in 1988, and since that time he has served at a number of Catholic parishes in Oklahoma. From early in his ministry he has played a leadership role in the Archdiocese in Hispanic ministry, and he is very dedicated to pastoral care in his parish.

Father Luschen was one of the central figures in Oklahoma City in founding VOICE – Voices Organized in Civic Engagement – and continues to play a leadership role as an officer on the Board of the VOICE Education Fund. He is also a talented artist in the little spare time that he has.

Sundra Flansburg writes:

I believe Father Luschen well deserves an honor like the Human Rights Award. He works tirelessly in Oklahoma City and in the state to live his values. He works compassionately and consistently to better involve and work with populations who face multiple barriers to inclusion.

He is most known for his work with Spanish-speaking people – and was one of the VOICE leaders who was most dedicated in efforts to stop the local abuses of Hispanics, and work to educate and empower Spanish speakers about their rights in this state. I worked with him closely following the 2013 tornadoes when we were collecting funds to help undocumented families. He arranged for two nuns who were familiar with Moore to help us do outreach and get to families. He continues to serve as a critical member of our Standing on the Side of Love education scholarships for undocumented Oklahoma students.

I have the highest regard for his value and his work, and appreciate the leadership he shows every day in calling all of us to our higher selves.

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.

Miguel Baez

Miguel Baez is a Corporal in the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

A strong advocate for helping others in need….
With great capacity for collaboration….
He instills courage and hope in every individual he meets.

Nominated by Otilia Fuentes 

Miguel Baez is a human rights hero. On December 10th, he will receive the Oklahoma Human Rights Award — along with other champions of human rights in our state.

Miguel was born and raised in Tampico, Mexico. He received his Bachelor degree in International Business from the Universidad de Tamaulipas (University of Tamaulipas) in 2002.

Miguel was selected by OKC.biz for
its “40 Under 40” Class of 2016

Baez’s career has provided him leadership opportunities in various industries, including engineering, architectural, and restaurant. A strong advocate for helping others in need, Baez became focused on finding a career path that would allow him to serve the people of Oklahoma and honor his Hispanic heritage. By becoming an OKC Firefighter, Baez meets the needs of our citizens each and every day.

Being both bilingual and a native of Mexico, Baez is a unique asset to the OKC Fire Department in his ability to directly relate to the Hispanic population’s cultural beliefs. He shares his story of achievement with elementary schools, civic groups, and non-profit organizations.

Miguel instills courage and hope in every individual he meets with his story. He says: “Believing in yourself is the number one way to success, and only you can pave your future. It’s an honor to serve those in need and a blessing to be a positive influence on others.”

From his nomination:

It is with great pleasure to nominate Mr. Miguel Baez for the Human Rights Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts to serve the Hispanic Community and the whole City of Oklahoma City. Mr. Baez is an amazing person who works continuously to help those in need, especially the children in our community through his occupation as a corporal with the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Miguel has strong leadership and initiative-taking skills while, at the same time, he shows great capacity to learn in order to do a better job while doing his volunteerism in the community and even teaching. He is articulate in both English and Spanish, and he is an effective communicator who demonstrates an unusual ability to make connections with people from all ethnic groups, regardless of age or level of cognitive development.

Miguel has my highest recommendation.

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.

Robert M. Goldman

Photo Credit: News9.com

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living
adequate for the health and well-being of himself
and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care….”
–Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(Article 25)

Robert Goldman has worked with the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner for approximately 34 years. As the chairman of the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner Foundation, Goldman has contributed to supporting the basic rights of thousands of distressed Oklahomans. Because of his leadership and his personal generosity, he is being recognized as a winner of the Oklahoma Human Rights Award.

The Red Andrews Dinner is an Oklahoma City Christmas Day tradition dating to 1947.  The dinner provides warm meals and toys to thousands of citizens each year.
(NewsOK.com … http://newsok.com/article/5461889)

Approximately 4 years ago, the traditional dinner was in financial trouble. The event was going to be disbanded. Robert Goldman stepped in with other people to keep it going. They created the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner Foundation. For the last 4 years he has been the chairman for this foundation. In conjunction with the dinner and the toy drive, the Foundation collects winter coats for attendees in need at the dinner.

The Red Andrews Christmas Dinner
feeds thousands of people every year.
Photo Credit: NewsOK.com

In conjunction with a grant received by the Apartment Association of Central Oklahoma, many boxes of books were purchased from the Friends of the Library sale. These cases of books were donated to approximately 7 Oklahoma City elementary schools, Dove Academy, and the Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma City.

Mr. Goldman purchased school supplies in August for Martin Luther King Elementary School.

In 2016, he received the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Community Service Award.

Robert participate in Leah’s Basket gift drive through the Apartment Association of Central Oklahoma. Leah’s Basket creates gift baskets full of fun things for the children at OU Children’s hospital.

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.

“Motherhood and childhood are entitled to
special care and assistance. All children,
whether born in or out of wedlock,
shall enjoy the same social protection.….”

–Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(Article 25)

The Multicultural Education Institute

Regina Lopez, instructor, and April Haulman, Ph.D., professor, help to manage
and plan the Multicultural Education Institute, which is sponsored each
year by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UCO.

The work of MEI is important in today’s world where we face challenges such as racism, bigotry, prejudice, hate crimes, etc.

For more than 30 years, the Multicultural Education Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma has united educators in the Oklahoma City metro area to share the latest strategies and practices that help improve educating our increasingly diverse communities. We are proud to recognize the Institute as one of the 2016 winners of the Oklahoma Human Rights award.

MEI is committed to the recognition of excellence in multicultural education. Each year the Multicultural Awards Committee selects a recipient for the Teacher of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year Awards as well as teacher incentive grant award winners. MEI also offers professional development in multicultural and multilingual education to educators from across the state of Oklahoma.

The MEI brings together current and future teachers, paraprofessionals, bilingual professionals and community members from the Oklahoma City metro area who work in education to discuss practices and strategies aimed at helping improve educating the increasingly diverse population. (Source: “32nd Annual Multicultural Education Institute,” The Vista – February 23, 2015)

“Teachers often receive the blame for underachieving schools that they do not deserve,” said April Haulman, Ph.D., of the English as a second language master’s program. “We wanted to honor the role they play in creating a better society and focus on that.”

The MEI conference is sponsored each year by the College of Education and Professional Studies at the UCO. For many years, MEI has been directed by Dr. Regina Lopez and Professor April Haulman.

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.

Dr. Lindsey Churchill

“Human Rights are for everyone —
no matter who you are or whom
you love.”
— The United Nations Free & Equal campaign

The University of Central Oklahoma boasts two new programs designed to supplement gender and sexuality studies on campus. Known collectively as“The Center,” the programs were designed and launched under the leadership of Dr. Lindsey Churchill. She will be recognized on December 10th at the Oklahoma State Capitol — along with other winners of the 2016 Oklahoma Human Rights award.

Free & Equal is a United Nations
campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender equality

Dr. Churchill arrived at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012. Since her arrival she has worked for change for women and the LGBTQ+ community. In 2015 she helped found the Center which includes the Women’s Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center at UCO. Dr. Churchill currently directs the Center.

The Center has two arms that work independently and/or collaboratively, to engage and advance women and the BGLTQ+ community at the University of Central Oklahoma, the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan region. In 2015 she also created the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor at UCO.

Dr. Churchill directs over 25 students who work on research projects about gender, sexuality, and the community. Some of these projects include a transgender clothing exchange and a documentary about the history of lesbian/feminist activists in OK. Dr. Churchill also helped to secure the donation of over 4000  (many very rare) books about gender and sexuality for UCO. This was the largest book donation in UCO history. Thanks to this donation the Center will have its own library that will be open to the community in 2017.

On September 26-28th of 2016 Dr. Churchill organized the Inaugural International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference. This conference featured nearly 100 presenters from 7 different countries and 30 universities.

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.

2016 Human Rights Winners Announced

We recognize some of the many human rights heroes who live among us.

There is plenty of evidence that human rights are under attack where we live. All you have to do is turn on the television news. Fear, bigotry, and hatred are a volatile mixture. We worry about the future of our nation.

Yet, there is other evidence to examine — hopeful signs that human rights are alive and well. Right here in Oklahoma, we see that the dignity of the individual person is being honored. Religious freedom is being protected. The rights of all people are being defended. We are building communities where every man, woman, and child may find equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal dignity without discrimination.

Where is our evidence?

We find it in the people of our great state. In every corner of Oklahoma — in places close to home, in the world of the individual person — we recognize the human rights heroes who live among us. They are the champions of human rights where we live.

They defend the weak. They teach justice. They inspire us by their example to recognize our own rights and to uphold the rights of others.

These are our Oklahoma Human Rights Award Winners for 2016:

Miguel Baez

Oklahoma City

Sara Zaynab Bana

Midwest City

David Brinker, MD

Oklahoma City

Dr. Lindsey Churchill

Edmond

Priya Desai, MSW

Oklahoma City

The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma

OKC & Tulsa

Moises Echeverria

Tulsa

Rex D. Friend

Oklahoma City

Robert M. Goldman

Oklahoma City

Tom Guild

Edmond, OK

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan

Norman

Father Tim Luschen

Oklahoma City

Roberto Mendoza

Oklahoma City

Multicultural Education Institute

Edmond

OKC Artists for Justice

Oklahoma City

Allen Parleir & Elia Woods

Oklahoma City

Sache Primeaux-Shaw

Oklahoma City

Garland Pruitt

Choctaw, OK

Andrew Sartain, Earth Rebirth

Norman

Seneca Scott

Tulsa

Marjan Seirafi-Pour 

Norman

Catalina Serrano

Oklahoma City

Mana Tahaie

Tulsa

Angelica Villalobos Solis

Oklahoma City

The Gordon and Pauline Wahpepah Family

Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma

John T. Walters

Oklahoma City

Richard Ray Whitman

Oklahoma City

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.