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Human and Civil Rights Awards Program

 

2014 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner

Tonight We Celebrate, Tomorrow We Organize

Nomination Applications for the 2015 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards will be available on-line starting October 10, 2014.  The 2015 dinner will be held July 2, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.

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."

 

*Only a limited amount of tickets will be available to order onsite starting on the afternoon of June 27 at the Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women until registration is over, and at the Awards Dinner ticket booth at the convention center on July 1 (9-5) and until noon on July 2, or until sold out.


Meet the 2014 Human & Civil Rights Awards Winners

Award Category

Award Recipient

César Chávez Acción y Compromiso Human and Civil Rights Award

Dr. Rodolfo Acuña

California

Bio  Video


Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award

Senator Daniel K. Akaka

Hawaii

Bio  Video


George I. Sánchez Memorial Award

Mr. Daniel Rodriguez

Arizona

Bio  Video


H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Black)

Mr. Edward White

Kentucky

Bio  Video


Leo Reano Memorial Award

Coeur D’Alene Tribe

Idaho

Bio  Video 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award

Reverend Fred Lee Shuttlesworth (posthumously)

Alabama

Bio  Video


Mary Hatwood Futrell Award

Miss Malala Yousafzai

Pakistan

Bio  Video


Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award

Mr. Evan Robbins

New Jersey

Bio  Video


Rosa Parks Memorial Award

Mrs. Coretta Scott King (posthumously)

Georgia

Bio  Video


Rosena J. Willis Memorial Award (Local Affiliate)

El Paso Teachers Association

Texas

Bio  Video


SuAnne Big Crow Memorial Award

Mr. Jack Hishmeh

Kansas

Bio  Video


Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights

Mr. Tim Gill

Colorado

Bio  Video

Previous Awards Winners


RELATED LINKS


RELATED ITEMS

  • 2014 Human and Civil Rights Awards Brochure
  • 2014 Human and Civil Rights Awards Flyer

RELATED TOPICS

  • anc_dyn_linksJoint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women

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