NEA Social Justice Award

Help recognize the work of a member who has engaged educators, parents and the community on social justice issues. Nominate him or her for the new National Education Association Social Justice Award.

The award is presented to a member who demonstrates the ability to lead, organize and engage educators, parents and the community to advocate on social justice issues that affect the lives of students, fellow educators and the communities they serve.

All Education Minnesota members who have been members for two years as of Jan. 15 each year are eligible. Nominees must be "active" members at the time of selection. Any Education Minnesota member or local affiliate can fill out the NEA's nomination form or nominate a colleague or him- or herself.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed.

The NEA president presents the award at NEA’s Representative Assembly. The awardee receives an all-expense-paid trip to attend and address both the NEA Representative Assembly and the Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women. The winner is also invited to attend Educator Empowerment Day as part of the pre-Representative Assembly activities.