Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Priya Desai, MSW

UNA-OKC Leader and Advocate
for Reproductive Health will be
Honored on December 10th

We are pleased to announce the selection of Priya Desai as one of the 2016 Oklahoma Human Rights Award winners.

Priya Desai is a name synonymous with human rights and advocacy. She works in the Oklahoma Higher Education System by day and has previously served as President of the United Nations Association Oklahoma City Chapter (UNA-OKC). The United Nations Association is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. She also serves as a Co-Executive Director for the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice which is coalition of organizations and individuals promoting reproductive health, rights, and justice in Oklahoma through education, empowerment, and advocacy.

Priya has experience in the fields of grassroots nonprofit work, advocacy and social justice, and community social work. She graduated college in 2010 and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Social Work with a concentration in Administration and Community Practice.

Friends and members of the United Nations Association are invited to attend the presentation of the 2016 Human Rights Awards on Saturday, December 10th, in the House Chamber of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The program will begin at 10am. It will be emcee'd by former State Representative Seneca Scott. There is no charge to attend. Following the awards program, you are invited to enjoy a Free Speech Forum in the Senate Assembly Room from 12 Noon to 2pm.

Every year, the Oklahoma Human Rights Awards are co-sponsored by the Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association and the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance.

Previous winners of the award include educators, physicians, students, and community volunteers from many different communities and all walks of life. They are united by their enduring commitment to the values and principles expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

For more information about the awards program, please contact Wilfredo Santosrivera, 405-631-3027.

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