The Center for Social Justice is an initiative of the Women's and Gender Studies Program to promote gender justice, equality, and human rights through local and global engagement.

Seeking Nominations for Clyde Snow Social Justice Award

Dr. Clyde Snow, a prominent Oklahoman, and an internationally known anthropologist and forensic scientist, committed his knowledge and skills to the pursuit of social justice through the recovery and identification of victims of human rights abuses around the world. In recognition of his global impact, to honor the legacy of his transformative work, and to support the grassroots social justice work of other activists seeking to rehumanize those whose human rights have been violated, the Center for Social Justice, a unit within the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma, established the Clyde Snow Social Justice Award in 2012. The first award was given to Dr. Snow himself, with subsequent awards being given every two years.

The recipient of the Clyde Snow Social Justice Award is selected by a committee, with the main criterion being that the work of the person or group contributes to the re-humanization of victims of human rights abuses. The awardee can come from any field, and reside in any country. The recipient (or representative of the group) of the Clyde Snow Social Justice Award will travel to the University of Oklahoma to participate in the award ceremony and banquet, visit classes, and give publicpresentations about their work.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, February 28.

Click here for a link to the nomination form. Click here for more information about the award.

Coming Up...

Join us on Friday, February 23 from 10-11am in Reynolds Performing Arts Center for a public lecture with best-selling young adult author, Angie Thomas, on her debut novel The Hate U Give.


For more information about this event, or for accommodations on the basis of disability, contact Megan Smith at mgs@ou.edu OR 405-325-5787.

What is Social Justice?

 Social justice generally refers to the idea of creating a society or institution that is based on the principles of equality and solidarity, that understands and values human rights, and that recognizes the dignity of every human being.