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NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Program

NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Program


 

We are no longer accepting applications. Please join us this year in Boston for our annual awards dinner.

We look forward to having you at the 2017 Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner -- 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 1, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).  The theme of this year's dinner will be "Living the Legacy: After 50 Years, Still We Rise".

Tickets will go on sale April 3rd 2017 and can be purchased here on this site.


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." 


2016 Human & Civil Rights Award Winners

Award Category

 

Award Recipient

César Chávez Acción y Compromiso Human and Civil Rights Award

 

Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Illinois

Bio    Video 


Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award

 

Hinaleimoana K.I. Wong-Kalu

Hawaii

Bio  Video 


George I. Sánchez Memorial Award

 

El Centro de la Raza (Estela Ortega)

Washington

Bio  Video 


H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award (Non-Black)

 

Christopher Bennett

Washington

Bio    Video 


Leo Reano Memorial Award

 

Dakhota Brown

California

Bio  Video  


Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award

 

Larry Hamm

New Jersey

Bio  Video 


Mary Hatwood Futrell Award

 

Dr. Juana Royster

Washington

Bio  Video 


Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award

 

Dr. George Moorman

Kentucky

Bio  Video 


 

Rosa Parks Memorial Awards



 

David Sciarra

New Jersey

Bio  Video 


Rosina J. Willis Memorial Award (Local)  

Education Austin

Texas

Bio  Video


 

SuAnne Big Crow Memorial Award

Michael Chavarria

California

Bio  Video


Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights HT Nguyen  -  Washington, DC

Michael Priser  - Germany

Bio  Video


President's Award

Morris Dees

Alabama

Bio  Video       


 

2017 AWARDS DINNER INFORMATIONAL LINKS   

 


AWARD WINNERS 


2016 JOINT CONFERENCE LINKS

 


HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES 

 

 

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