Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Award Honorees
Organizations are underlined.
Gonzalo Guaman is a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in Bolivia. He helped to start the Hispanic Soccer League in Oklahoma City. He recognizes the value of organized sports as a tool to promote youth development.
Nominated by Wanda Jo Peltier Stapleton, who writes:
“Human rights are those belonging to each individual. For example, freedom of religion, speech, and the freedom to peaceably assemble – all without interference by the government.
“Gonzalo expresses, supports and exemplifies the meaning of human rights when he faithfully attends a weekly luncheon. He shakes hands with everyone there. This personal attention affirms each person’s humanity, which is worthy of human rights.”