California Educator

April / May 2019

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The CTA 2019 Human Rights Award winners: (top row) Leigh Cambra, Kurt Dearie, Student CTA President Miyuki Manzanedo, Shane Parmely, Sandra Martínez-Galván; (bottom row) Darci Gibson, CTA Vice President Theresa Montaño, President Eric Heins, Secretary-Treasurer David Goldberg, Kyna Collins. Human Rights Maer A N I M P O R T A N T P A R T of CTA's mission is to secure a more just, equitable and democratic society and to promote human and civil rights. In fact, CTA has been at the forefront of human and civil rights since its founding in 1863, a vocal and active advocate for students and public education as well as for our members' — and all people's — right to work and live with dignity and respect. CTA's Human Rights Awards Program recognizes efforts to advance and protect human and civil rights within our ranks, celebrating individual members, chapters and Service Center Councils that have been nominated by members. is year's winners were honored at an awards dinner in San Jose on March 2, part of CTA's Equity and Human Rights Conference. "e passion and sense of justice and community involvement that these educators all show is extraordinary," says CTA President Eric Heins. "ey make a difference in so many lives." For m ore inf or m ation ab o ut C TA's Hum an Ri g ht s Aw a rd s a n d an e xpl a n ation of th e v ar io u s cat e- gori e s, go to c t a .o rg / h u m a n r i g h t sawa rd s . To se e shor t v i d e o s of thi s year 's w inn ers, go to A passion for justice and community involvement drives CTA's Human Rights Award winners 61 A P R I L / M AY 2 019 C

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