Juan Iglesias - A Human Rights Champion
(nominated by Hilda De Leon Xavier)
|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 about the program
can be found here: "Celebrate Human Rights."
“Here in Oklahoma but especially on the southside, I believe supporting each and every student to be treated equally and fairly, is defining human rights. No child no matter their economic or social status should go without an education and the opportunity to be able to succeed in life. They will not be limited or discriminated against because of their gender, nationality or sexual orientation.”
See a 3-minute video about his work with students at Jefferson Middle School in Oklahoma City:
"Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits."
--Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights