(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 12/6/2017) – The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) announced today that its Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure will receive a “2017 Human Rights Award” from the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance (OKUHRA).

SEE: Thirteen activists to be honored at Human Rights Award ceremony
http://city-sentinel.com/2017/11/thirteen-activists-to-be-honored-at-human-rights-award-ceremony/

“Veronica Laizure has proven to be a staunch proponent of human rights in Oklahoma, and she spends her days and nights advocating for the rights of the Oklahoma Muslim community,” said CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani. “This recognition, coming at a time of heightened civil rights challenges in our country, is well-deserved and serves as a reminder that we must honor those that protect our Constitutional rights as Americans.”

SEE: Hate crimes against Muslims on the rise
https://news.vice.com/story/anti-muslim-hate-crimes-skyrocketed-again-in-2016-fbi-data-says

The OKUHRA was formed in 2010 after Governor Mary Fallin dissolved the Human Rights Commission, which had been tasked with enforcing civil rights law statewide. The OKUHRA’s mission is to be a guardian of liberty for all human beings. Since 2012, the OKUHRA has recognized individuals and organizations committed to the protection of human rights in Oklahoma with their Human Rights Awards ceremony. CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani has been a past honoree.

CAIR-OK is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Our mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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