Thirteen human rights advocates selected by OKUHRA for 2017 human rights awards to be presented at Dec. 9 ceremony

The Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance is pleased to announce the names of the 13 human rights advocates who will be honored in our annual award ceremony scheduled to mark International Human Rights Day. While Dec. 10 is the official date, our 2017 event will be held on Saturday Dec. 9. All are invited to attend to congratulate the winners, and to hear the inspiring stories of their dedication and contribution to human rights in their communities, in Oklahoma and beyond.

Each honoree was nominated and their record of activism and advocacy reviewed by a committee of OKUHRA before approval. They will be presented with a framed certificate at the ceremony.

The awardees for 2017 are:

2017 Human Rights Awards to be Presented at Dec. 9 Ceremony at Oklahoma State Capitol

The Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance has set the date of Dec. 9 to present its 2017 awards to those who, nominated by peers, are considered and selected by OKUHRA board members for the honor, which recognized significant contributions in the area of human rights. Anyone from or living/working in Oklahoma is eligible to be nominated.

The ceremony will be held in the House Chambers on the 4th floor of the State Capitol, beginning at 10 AM, followed by a complementary lunch in the rotunda. All are welcome to come and applaud the activists, and to learn about their sacrifices for and commitment to their individual cause in the wider area of human rights.

Anyone can nominate someone for the award. Nominations can be submitted online or by postal mail. For more information see this page.