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Human Rights Awards nominations for 2010 Awards Program, which recog- nizes members, chapters and CTA Service Center Councils for exemplary leadership in human rights and equity issues. The goal of the awards pro- J Further your career in education. Now more than ever, our children need great educators. If you’re considering a career change or continuing your education, we invite you to explore Azusa Pacific University.With programs for teachers and counselors, coaches and administrators, we’re confident APU has a degree for you. APU offers: • Convenient classes 1 night a week at 1 of 8 Southern California locations. • More than 36 credential andmaster’s degree opportunities. • Accelerated programs that allow you to earn your degree in just 12–18 months. • NCATE-accredited programs recognized by all 50 states and internationally. Start your degree this fall. Contact us today! Call Click Email (800) 825-5278 gram is to promote the develop- ment of programs for the ad- vancement and protection of hu- man and civil rights within CTA and its local affiliates. Categories for individual CTA members include the CTA Mem- ber Human Rights Award; the Jim Clark American Indian/Alaska Native Human Rights Award; the César Chávez “Sí Se Puede” Hu- man Rights Award; the Lois Tin- son Human Rights Award; the Nancy Bailey Leadership in Les- bian and Gay Issues Human Rights Award; the Pacific Asian American Human Rights Award; the Physically/Mentally Chal- Generations Continued from page 27 Carrie. “When I started going, I realized that the union was about like-minded people join- ing together because they be- lieve in the same cause. CTA of- fers a sense of community — but it’s a progressive communi- ty, where the emphasis is on im- proving public education.” “I have developed really good AZUSA | HIGH DESERT | INLAND EMPIRE | LOS ANGELES | MURRIETA ORANGE COUNTY | SAN DIEGO | VENTURA | ONLINE friendships with people through union networking,” Carrie adds. “I know that if I need some- thing, I have many, many people I can turn to and ask for help. It’s not just limited to my school or even my district. Heck, I’ve 28 California Educator | october 2009 anuary 8 is the deadline to nominate candidates for the 2010 CTA Human Rights lenged Students’ Issues Human Rights Award; the Women’s Issues Human Rights Award; and the CTA Peace and Justice Human Rights Award. Nominees must be active members. Categories open to chapters and Service Center Councils include the CTA Chapter Human Rights Award and the CTA Service Center Council Human Rights Award. Nominations must be sub- mitted on the official CTA form, which is available at in the members-only section, as is information about the criteria for each category. Copies of the criteria and the form have also been sent to chapter presidents, Service Center Council chairs, State Council reps and CTA cau- cus chairs for distribution. To download the official CTA nomination form, visit: www. awards/hr. got people throughout the whole state that can help me.” “I guess in our family, being in the union is just like cereal and milk,” says Kathy Vaughn. “You don’t think twice about it.” Perspectives differ among the generations “My dad wasn’t particularly involved in his association [TAP], but I remember him say- ing that being a member of the union is very important,” recalls Dan Vaughn, past president of the Downey Education Associa- tion. “I think my generation was more active and out there. See- ing the injustices done toward Continued on page 36

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