Dr. Jeanne Mather - A Human Rights Champion
(nominated by Akash Patel)
|On December 10th, the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights |
Alliance will honor human rights heroes from around our
great state. A recognition program will take place at the
State Capitol. More information can be found here:
"Celebrate Human Rights."
One of her passions is helping others. One way she does this is through the Books for Tots Program which she founded and which has distributed over 80,000 new books to needy children since its inception in 1998.
Another of her passions is multicultural education, strongly influenced by her own Hispanic background. After working a few years at USAO, Dr. Mather received a grant entitled Building a Legacy. This grant targeted minority junior high school students with hopes of becoming first generation college graduates. Over several years, this grant enabled hundreds of minority students to view college campus life up close for the first time.
She also co-founded USAO's Bear Project this year that donated over 1,000 stuffed animals to Syrian children in refugee camps.
--Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights