January 8 is the deadline to nominate candidates for the 2010 CTA Human Rights Awards Program, which recognizes members, chapters and CTA Service Center Councils for exemplary leadership in human rights and equity issues.
The goal of the awards program is to promote the development of programs for the advancement and protection of human and civil rights within CTA and its local affiliates.
Categories for individual CTA members include the CTA Member Human Rights Award; the Jim Clark American Indian/Alaska Native Human Rights Award; the César Chávez "Sí Se Puede" Human Rights Award; the Lois Tinson Human Rights Award; the Nancy Bailey Leadership in Lesbian and Gay Issues Human Rights Award; the Pacific Asian American Human Rights Award; the Physically/Mentally Challenged Students' Issues Human Rights Award; the Women's Issues Human Rights Award; and the CTA Peace and Justice Human Rights Award. Nominees must be active members. Categories open to chapters and Service Center Councils include the CTA Chapter Human Rights Award and the CTA Service Center Council Human Rights Award.
Nominations must be submitted on the official CTA form, which is available at www.cta.org in the members-only section, as is information about the criteria for each category. Copies of the criteria and the form have also been sent to chapter presidents, Service Center Council chairs, State Council reps and CTA caucus chairs for distribution.
To download the official CTA nomination form, visit: www.cta.org/mycta/profession/awards/hr.