Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Award Honorees
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Tina Peña is a host of “Temas en Tulsa,” a television program that covers current events and crucial topics of importance to Spanish speaking and English speaking viewers. A member of the United Nations Association of Eastern Oklahoma, Tina serves on the Governor’s Task force for the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the ACLU. She is also the past Chair for the National Board of Medical Interpreters.
Professionally, Tina Peña is an Associate Professor of Spanish and a Medical Interpreter Trainer at Tulsa Community College. She helped found DREAM Act Oklahoma where she worked arduously with undocumented students. She educates the community in general about the plight of the immigrant.
(Nominated by Hilda De Leon Xavier)