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CEA Human and Civil Rights Awards

Why do we celebrate excellence? Educators live in a world filled with challenges and threats to their professions and their schools. But in spite of these challenges, they and other people and organizations find innovative ways to support and influence students and public education.

CEA's Human and Civil Rights Awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge these dedicated and diverse men and women for advancing human and civil rights, and standing up for public schools.

Award Categories

Honor an individual with a nomination for a CEA Human and Civil Rights Award. The awards will be presented during an inspiring dinner at CEA's Summer Leadership Conference in August.

Nomination deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Susan B. Anthony – Prudence Crandall Equality Award
Mahatma Gandhi - Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award
Harvey Milk – Sylvia Rivera Award for Challenging Discrimination Related to Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Katherine Dunham Award
Helen Keller – Anne Sullivan Memorial Award
John Rogers Memorial Award
CEA Award for Leadership in Hispanic Educational and Community Relationships
CEA Humanitarian Award for Leadership in Recent Immigrant Educational and Community Relationships
CEA Presidential Award – Henry Barnard Memorial Award

Documentation and Nomination Forms

Award Policies and Procedures

Review our current set of policies and procedures for nominations and selections. Download and print a PDF version of our nomination form if you choose not to submit a nomination online.

Submit an Award Nomination Online

Nominate one of your colleagues using our online form. Your browser must have the Adobe Flash plug-in installed to allow for files to be uploaded.

Please read our requirements regarding file uploads prior to submitting your online nomination.

Sample HCR Award Nomination Packet

Not sure what to include in your nomination materials? Download a model HCR Award nomination packet.

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