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Human and Civil Rights Awards Program

Human and Civil Rights Awards Program


 

2015 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner

We are pleased to announce the

2015 NEA Human and Civil Rights Award Winners

  • Applegate-Dorros Peace & International Understanding Award — Seeds of Peace (NY) (Bio)
  • Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award — Blackpast.org/Dr. Quintard Taylor (WA) (Bio)
  • César Chávez Accion Y Compromiso Human & Civil Rights Award — Romero Theater Troupe (CO) (Bio)
  • Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award — Richard Lui (NY) (Bio)
  • H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Non-Black) — Janet L. Monseur Durr (OH) (Bio)
  • George I. Sánchez Memorial Award — Elmo Padilla (NM) (Bio)
  • Leo Reano Memorial Award — Denise Juneau (MT) (Bio)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Award — Edith Savage-Jennings (NJ) (Bio)
  • Mary Hatwood Futrell Award — The Honorable Karla N. Smith (MD) (Bio)
  • Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award — Estella Pyfrom (FL) (Bio)
  • Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights — Brian Kitts “You Can Play” Project (CO)  (Bio)


Theme:  Justice for All:  Never Forget, Never Give Up

July 2, 2015

6:30 p.m. — Valencia Ballroom, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL
Tickets on sale April 1 at www.nea.org/hcrawards
Ticket cost:  $75.00 each; or a table of ten for $750.00 

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." 


 

 


2015 AWARDS DINNER INFORMATIONAL LINKS


 


AWARD WINNERS 


2015 JOINT CONFERENCE LINKS

 


HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES 

 

 

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