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NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Program

NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Program


Tickets will go on sale April 23, 2018 until sold out!

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." 


2018 Human & Civil Rights Award Winners

Award Category

 

Award Recipient


César Chávez Acción y Compromiso Human and Civil Rights Award

 

Rodney Ellis  - North Carolina 

Bio 


Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award  

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)  - Washington, DC

Bio 


George I. Sánchez Memorial Award

 

 

Lynette Jimenez - Ohio

Bio


H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Black)

 

Dr. Cecil Canton - California

Bio  


Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award

 

Dr. Lonnie Bunch - Washington, DC    

Bio      


Mary Hatwood Futrell Award

 

Michelle Obama - Washington, DC  

Bio   


Presidents Award Colin Kaepernick - Know Your Rights - California and New York

Bio


Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award

 

Michael Harman (NEA Board Member) - Utah           

Bio  


Rosa Parks Memorial Award Jitu Brown - Illinois

Bio


Rosena J. Willis Memorial Award (Local Affiliate)  

Milwaukee Teachers Education Association - Wisconsin

Bio   


Suanne Big Crow Award

Muslim Girls Making Change - Vermont

Bio


Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights

Chris Sgro - Washington, DC

Bio         



 

2018 AWARDS DINNER INFORMATIONAL LINKS   

 


AWARD WINNERS 


2017 CONFERENCE ON RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE LINKS

 


HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES 

 

 

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