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We are pleased to announce that John has been selected as one of the 2016 winners of the Oklahoma Human Rights Award.
Peter Benenson, the founder of Amnesty International, once said: "Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done."
John Walters is a model of Peter Benenson's gracious commitment and perseverance. Through his steady and humble presence, John has been an inspiration for many people, young and old.
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.