Recognitions & Awards

OKC Human Rights Award 2014

Joan’s awards include:

  • Clara Luper Service, Appreciation and Achievement Award, 2006.  Presented by Clara Luper, the Mother of the Sit-In Movement.
  • Purple Sash Embrace Award, 2010.  Presented annually to a leader in the community who is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
  • Friends of Diversity Award, 2011.  From the University of Central Oklahoma’s Multicultural Institute.
  • Tolerance Award,  2015,  Turkish Women’s Association.

Together, Joan and Mike received the following awards:

  • Interfaith Alliance Harley Venters Humanitarian Award, 2010
  • Humanitarian Award, 2012, from the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance.
  • Hand in Hand Award, 2013, from the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City.
  • The Midwest City Martin Luther King / Clara Luper Community Service Award, 2014.
  • Humanitarian Award, 2014, Oklahoma Center for Community & Justice.