The Human Rights Department serves as a support base for local affiliates, Service Center Councils, member leaders, staff, advocacy groups, students and parents. Human Rights supports The goals and objectives of the California Teachers Association by advocating equity in all aspects of CTA activities. The Department provides training programs, acts as a consultant to various Association committees, and administers several Association sponsored scholarships and awards programs. The Club Ed and Student CTA programs work to recruit minorities into the teaching profession as well as prepare teacher candidates for active participation in CTA. The High Risk Training Program, Women’s Leadership Program, Ethnic Minority Leadership Program, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Leadership Program, and the Unconscious Bias Training are highlighted trainings that assist our members with current social issues.
The CTA State Council of Education has instituted a Human Rights Awards Program with recognition to be given annually for eleven separate awards categories.
CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS 2.0
Design, coordinate and deliver training for members in the form of conferences, seminars and workshops conducted at the local, regional and statewide levels to enhance their knowledge and skills in the areas of active Association participation, human relations, civil rights, equity and teaching techniques useful with diverse populations.
SPECIAL PROJECTS 3.0
Conduct a series of special projects designed to expand and protect the rights of students and CTA members, to promote equity in educational opportunities, and to actively recruit ethnic minority group members into the education profession and into the Association.
STUDENT CTA 4.0
Promote new Association membership by providing programs and guidance for college students preparing to be teachers.