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Rising Strong for 55 years Unity Through Joy, Justice, and Excellence

NEA’s tradition of honoring human and civil rights leaders is steeped in history. A tradition that began with the American Teachers Association.

We are returning to a dinner! The 2022 Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner will be held on July 2, 2022 in the Ballroom of the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Hotel in Chicago, Illinois and is an in-person and virtual event. The theme for this year's dinner is "Rising Strong For 55 Years of Unity Through Joy, Justice, and Excellence."

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About the Awards

NEA’s annual tradition of honoring human and civil rights champions is rooted and grounded in the historical legacy of the NEA-ATA merger.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.