Nominate Someone for the 2018 Social Justice Activist Award

Do you know an outstanding educator whose social and/or racial justice activism has had a positive impact on the lives of their students, fellow educators, or community?

Honor their efforts and share their work with a wider audience by nominating them for NEA’s 2018 Social Justice Activist Award!

Find out more about eligibility criteria and the nomination and selection process.

Finalists receive the opportunity to attend and be recognized at NEA’s Conference on Racial and Social Justice, held this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Important Dates:

  • Online applications due by: April 13, 2018
  • Online voting: April 23-May 25, 2018
  • NEA Conference on Racial and Social Justice: June 28-29, 2018 Minneapolis, MN

Every day, educators take extraordinary action to show leadership on social justice issues in and out of the classroom. That’s because education advocacy and social justice advocacy go hand in hand especially now, as an increasingly diverse kaleidoscope of students and educators must feel safe and welcome in our public schools.

The 2018 social justice activist award will be presented to the exceptional effort that demonstrates the ability to lead, organize and engage educators, parents, and the community to advocate on social and/or racial justice issues that impact the lives of students, fellow educators and the communities they serve.