Deadline approaches for nominations
In recent years, Mt. San Antonio College Faculty Association earned the CTA Chapter Human Rights Award for its 12-year-old annual variety show, Puttin’ on the Hits, which raises about $20,000 for student scholarships. The show also builds solidarity among staff, faculty, administrators and students.
Rio Hondo College professor Lenore Navarro Dowling won a CTA Human Rights Award for her work on social justice issues in the community and for holding discussions on society’s problems in her classroom.
Napa Valley College Faculty Association was give the CTA Chapter Human Rights Award for increasing awareness of diversity issues on campus and for working to make the campus into
a more tolerant community.
How about your chapter? Do you know people like Lenore Dowling? Or has your chapter taken action to promote human rights efforts on campus? If so, then nominate them for a CTA award. CTA honors members and others for work involving students, learning and public schools and colleges. Here you’ll find a list of opportunities to honor those you respect. You’ll find details at cta.org/awards.
The CTA Human Rights Awards Program pays tribute to work that advances and protects human and civil rights. CTA honors the work of individual members, local chapters and Service Center Councils for protecting the human and civil rights of educators and students, working to build family, school and community partnerships, and promoting equal educational opportunities and access for all students, among other things. Go to cta.org/humanrightsawards for details and the nomination form, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations can be made by an individual, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council. The deadline is Jan. 4, 2013.
There are several Human Rights Award categories for individuals. The awards and some criteria are listed here. Please see the website for details.
Jim Clark American Indian/Alaska Native — creating positive role models, educational materials and curriculum, eliminating stereotypes and raising public awareness of issues, rights and concerns.
César Chávez “Sí Se Puede” — showcasing immigrant issues, combining labor relations techniques and grassroots organizing to improve working or learning conditions, cultural heritage, bilingual programs and funding.
Lois Tinson — working to preserve African American culture, traditions and values, economic and occupational status, educational equality, serving as a role model inspiring and promoting leadership potential.
CTA Member Human Rights — promoting human and civil rights through community activities, recruiting minority members into leadership, encouraging middle and high school youth to enter teaching, and working to eradicate discrimination within schools.
Nancy Bailey Leadership in Lesbian and Gay Issues — helping achieve equity and equality for the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual community in training for adults, counseling for students, eliminating stereotyping and name calling.
Pacific Asian American — providing leadership and political activism in bilingual programs, immigrant issues and involvement
in anti-gang activities.
CTA Peace and Justice — promoting peace and justice by designing or implementing curriculum about international understanding, leadership in programs that create awareness.
Physically/Mentally Challenged Students’ Issues — eliminating discrimination against individuals with disabilities, developing educational materials for special education students, working with issues related to physically/mentally challenged students.
Women’s Issues — providing leadership or education in the areas of gender bias, women’s history and health issues.