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2010 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Winners

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Applegate-Dorros Peace and International Understanding Award

Applegate-Dorros Peace and International Understanding Award
Captain Ryan Casper (Member) - Presented to an NEA member, NEA local affiliate, and/or NEA state affiliate whose activities in education contribute to international understanding and motivate youth to work for world peace.

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Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award

Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award
Ed Hamilton (Non-Member) - Presented for leadership and creativity in promoting Black History Month, for furthering the understanding of Black Americans’ heritage, and for making significant positive changes in a local community.

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César Chávez Acción y Compromiso Human and Civil Rights Award

César Chávez Acción y Compromiso Human and Civil Rights Award
Juanita Valdez-Cox (Non-Member) - Presented to a nominee who follows in the exemplary footsteps of César Chávez in philosophy, work, and leadership.

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Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award

Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award
CA State Senator Leland Yee (Non-Member) - Presented for leadership in resolving social problems, particularly as they relate to individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.

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George I. Sánchez Memorial Award

George I. Sánchez Memorial Award
Magaly J. Miralles (Member) - Presented to a nominee whose activities in Hispanic affairs significantly impact education and equal opportunities for Hispanics.

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H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Black)

H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Black)
Michael “Chappie” Grice (Non-Member) - Presented for leadership in advancing intergroup understanding within the education profession.

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H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Non-Black)

H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Non-Black)
Doyle Tony Stewart (Non-Member) - Presented for leadership in advancing intergroup understanding within the education profession.

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Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights

Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights
Jay Kaplan (Non-Member) - Presented to a nominee whose activities in human rights significantly impact education and the achievement of equal opportunity for those facing discrimination due to their sexual orientation.

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Rosa Parks Memorial Award

Rosa Parks Memorial Award
Clinton 12 and Green McAdoo Cultural Center (Non Members) - Presented to a nominee who, like Rosa Parks, inspires others to champion the cause of human and civil rights.


NEA Human and Civil Rights Committee 2009-2010

Merchuria Chase Williams
Atlanta, GA

Alicia Bata
Adams, ND

Melondia Corpus
Fleming Island, FL

Kevin Gilbert
Jackson, MS

Timothy Graham
Philadelphia, PA

Joann Harvey
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Deloris Rome Hudson
Eaton, OH

Janie Hydrick
Chandler, AZ

Gail Rassmussen
Canby, OR

Gloria Salazar
Malden, MA

Laura Vernon
Milwaukee, WI

Whitney Ripley
(Student Representative)
Boise, ID

Greg Johnson
(Executive Committee Liaison)
Yukon, OH


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award
Henri Landwirth (Non-Member) - Presented for leadership and perseverance in applying the nonviolent philosophy and techniques of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. toward the achievement of human relations and civil rights goals.

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Mary Hatwood Futrell Award

Mary Hatwood Futrell Award
NE State Senator DiAnna Schimek (Non-Member) - Presented to a nominee whose activities in women’s rights significantly impact education and achievement of equal opportunity for women and girls.

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Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award

Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award
Wendy S. Giebink (Member) - Presented to a nominee whose activities have made a significant impact in helping poor students and eliminate poverty.

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Rosena J. Willis Memorial Award

Rosena J. Willis Memorial Award
Organization of DeKalb Educators — ODE (Members) - Presented to the NEA state or local affiliate with the most effective or improved human relations program.

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SuAnne Big Crow Memorial Award

SuAnne Big Crow Memorial Award
Cast of “Shout It Out” (Non-Members) - Presented to a K—12 student(s) whose achievements in school have helped enhance all students’ sense of worth and dignity.

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