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Human and Civil Rights Awards Program


2014 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner

Tonight We Celebrate, Tomorrow We Organize

July 2, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Mile High Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center

Denver, CO

On-Line ticket purchasing will begins April 1, 2014.

$75.00 each, or a table of 10 for $750.

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."


2014 Human & Civil Rights Awards Winners

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014 National Education Association Human and Civil Rights Awards!

Award Category

Award Recipient

César Chávez Acción y Compromiso Human and Civil Rights Award

Dr. Rodolfo Acuña (CA)

Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award

Senator Daniel K. Akaka (HI)

George I. Sánchez Memorial Award

Mr. Daniel Rodriguez (AZ)

H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Black)

Mr. Edward White (KY)

Leo Reano Memorial Award

Coeur D’Alene Tribe (ID)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award

Reverend Fred Lee Shuttlesworth (posthumously) (AL)

Mary Hatwood Futrell Award

Miss Malala Yousafzai

Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award

Mr. Evan Robbins (NJ)

Rosa Parks Memorial Award

Mrs. Coretta Scott King (posthumously) (GA)

Rosena J. Willis Memorial Award (Local Affiliate)

El Paso Teachers Association (TX)

SuAnne Big Crow Memorial Award

Mr. Jack Hishmeh (KS)

Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights

Mr. Tim Gill (CO)

Previous Awards Winners



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


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