We recognize some of the many human rights heroes who live among us.
There is plenty of evidence that human rights are under attack where we live. All you have to do is turn on the television news. Fear, bigotry, and hatred are a volatile mixture. We worry about the future of our nation.
Where is our evidence?
We find it in the people of our great state. In every corner of Oklahoma -- in places close to home, in the world of the individual person -- we recognize the human rights heroes who live among us. They are the champions of human rights where we live.
They defend the weak. They teach justice. They inspire us by their example to recognize our own rights and to uphold the rights of others.
These are our Oklahoma Human Rights Award Winners for 2016: