The 2019 Social Justice of the Year award will honor exceptional efforts that demonstrate the ability to lead, organize and engage educators, parents, families, 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.

Go to to 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.

Important dates

• Online applications due by April 30, 2019

• Online voting: May 6 – May 30, 2019

• NEA Conference on Racial and Social  Justice, July 1-2, 2019 Houston.

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