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2015 Human Rights Awards

 

Download the 2015 nomination formView the 2014 Human Rights Award Recipients 

Purpose of the Program

 

The CTA Human Rights Awards Program was adopted by the CTA State Council of Education in October, 1984, and was further augmented to include eight new categories of awards in the ensuing years. The goal of the Awards Program is to promote the development of programs for the advancement and protection of human and civil rights within the Association.

 

Nomination Categories

 

Human Rights Awards are given annually to CTA Members, Chapters and Service Center Councils in the following categories: 

CTA Chapter Award/Service Center Council Categories

  • CTA Chapter Human Rights Award*
  • CTA Service Center Council Human Rights Award*
    *Nominations must be made only for Chapters and Service Center Councils

Individual Member Award Categories

  • Jim Clark American Indian/Alaska Native Human Rights Award
  • César Chávez “Si Se Puede” Human Rights Award
  • CTA Member Human Rights Award
  • CTA Peace and Justice Human Rights Award
  • Lois Tinson Human Rights Award
  • Nancy Bailey Leadership in Lesbian and Gay Issues Human Rights Award
  • Pacific Asian American Human Rights Award
  • Physically/Mentally Challenged Students’ Issues Human Rights Award
  • Women’s Issues Human Rights Award

CTA Chapter/Service Center Council Award Criteria 

 

  • Awards are presented to CTA Chapter or Service Center Council nominees that meet one or more of the following criteria either through work, contributions, or programs within the Association or on its behalf.
  • Helped protect and advance the human and civil rights of educators and students
  • Designed and implemented project(s) to inform the membership about the meaning of human and civil rights and how they can be protected or are abridged
  • Designed and initiated plans which identify and encourage the use of effective teaching materials reflecting the value of diversity
  • Promoted human rights training and programs
  • Worked to eradicate discrimination within the profession
  • Promoted equal educational opportunity and access for all students
  • Worked to improve inter-group relations
  • Worked to reduce violence and promote peace
  • Worked to eliminate hate motivated incidents and/or harassment
  • Worked to gain a greater voice for all in Association policy and decision-making
  • Helped to eliminate stereotyping in the curriculum, in the schools, or in the community
  • Established or improved an effective Human Rights Program
  • Worked to educate others about extremists who threaten the human and civil rights of others
  • Worked to promote educational opportunity for physically and/or mentally challenged students
  • Worked to build more effective family, school and community partnerships

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