2017 NEA Social Justice Advocate Award

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Education Justice Starts Here!

Every day educators take extraordinary action to show leadership on social and racial justice issues in and out of the classroom.

Members of the National Education Association have a long and proud history of social justice activism. Education advocacy and social justice advocacy go hand in hand, as an increasingly diverse kaleidoscope of students and educators must feel welcome in our public schools.

The 2017 Social Justice Activist of the Year 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 justice issues that impact the lives of students, fellow educators and the communities they serve.

This was an unprecedented year in terms of NEA educator social justice activism! From a field of impressive nominations we present to you the finalists for the 2017 Social Justice Activist of the Year Award. Read their inspiring biographies below:

Voting is open to educators, public education allies and partners.

Voting ends midnight, May 30th

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