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three dancers at night

Out of struggle, comes progress Grounded in our history; igniting our future.

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

The 2021 HCR Awards gala has concluded. Watch President Pringle’s opening remarks below.

The 2022 HCR Awards Ceremony will be held July 2nd in Chicago.

HCR gala

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.