Human and Civil Rights Awards Program
Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014 National Education Association
Human and Civil Rights Awards!
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)
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."
On-Line ticket purchasing will begin on April 1, 2014 for the
2014 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner
July 2, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Mile High Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center
$75.00 each; or a table of 10 for $750
2014 AWARDS DINNER LINKS
- 2014 Human and Civil Rights Awards Brochure
- 2014 Human and Civil Rights Awards Flyer
- HCR Committee Members/Ambassadors