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NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Program

NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Program


 

 

Nominations are due 

December 9, 2016 - 

submit your nominations today by clicking here.

Important Note: Please review the criteria for each of the nomination categories in order to gather all materials before accessing the official form. You can access the criteria HERE.

We highly encourage you to gather your materials in advance because your computer's connection to the server may time out within 60 minutes, resulting in a potential loss of information.

The 2017 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner – 50th Anniversary will be held on July 1st 2017 in Boston, MA. We invite you to not only join us at the dinner in Boston, but we encourage you to get involved with the dinner by nominating an individual, NEA state or local affiliate or an organization for a Human and Civil Rights Award. Each year we honor individuals or groups, affiliates and external organizations, that have advanced the cause of civil rights within their own communities and nationwide.

If you know of an exemplary person or organization that might fit the award criteria for one of the 12 HCR award categories; please continue forward with the Nomination Application by clicking here. Best of luck to you and your nominee!

Should you have any questions; please feel free to contact Alexandria Richardson at (202) 822-7640.


Every year, since 1967, NEA has honored human and civil rights heroes at a black-tie awards dinner. And every year, those heroes have inspired us.

This celebration is inextricably linked to NEA's 1966 merger with the American Teachers Association (ATA). ATA represented Black teachers in segregated schools, and for many years, it held a human and civil rights awards dinner. After the merger, NEA proudly carried on the tradition.

We honor our past and rededicate ourselves to the unfinished task of creating a just society. We owe it to the children and young people we educate. And we believe, as did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that people of conscience, acting together, can achieve "justice for all." 


2016 Human & Civil Rights Award Winners

Award Category

 

Award Recipient

César Chávez Acción y Compromiso Human and Civil Rights Award

 

Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Illinois

Bio    Video 


Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award

 

Hinaleimoana K.I. Wong-Kalu

Hawaii

Bio  Video 


George I. Sánchez Memorial Award

 

El Centro de la Raza (Estela Ortega)

Washington

Bio  Video 


H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Non-Black)

 

Christopher Bennett

Washington

Bio    Video 


Leo Reano Memorial Award

 

Dakhota Brown

California

Bio  Video  


Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award

 

Larry Hamm

New Jersey

Bio  Video 


Mary Hatwood Futrell Award

 

Dr. Juana Royster

Washington

Bio  Video 


Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award

 

Dr. George Moorman

Kentucky

Bio  Video 


 

Rosa Parks Memorial Awards



 

David Sciarra

New Jersey

Bio  Video 


Rosina J. Willis Memorial Award (Local)  

Education Austin

Texas

Bio  Video


 

SuAnne Big Crow Memorial Award

Michael Chavarria

California

Bio  Video


Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights HT Nguyen  -  Washington, DC

Michael Priser  - Germany

Bio  Video


President's Award

Morris Dees

Alabama

Bio  Video       


 

2017 AWARDS DINNER INFORMATIONAL LINKS   

 


AWARD WINNERS 


2016 JOINT CONFERENCE LINKS

 


HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES 

 

 

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