Across our country, people are coming together to dismantle systemic racism in healthcare, schools, communities, and policing. We know a better future is possible when we deepen our knowledge and commit ourselves to the work. Celebrate trailblazers for justice at the 2020 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards: A virtual celebration. Read more information and RSVP for the virtual HCR Awards gala below.

Additionally, the NEA Center for Social Justice invites you to the opportunities we are offering in the next week to celebrate recent Supreme Court victories on the LGBTQ rights case and to learn what comes next; to understand more deeply the way the pandemic is hitting LGBTQ communities; how our fights for health, safety and education demand that we center racial justice at every turn, and how together we can envision and achieve educational freedom in our schools. Thank you to those of you who joined the webinar regarding the recent Supreme Court ruling impacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). If you missed it, please review the webinar recording on Facebook Live

Our communities are stronger when we organize together. Join the events below and share them with your networks to grow the movement of educators, activists and community partners responding to this moment with a clear vision for change and action

LGBTQ Education Townhall: Community, Care & Justice

Friday, June 26, 2020 – 6pm ET

Join education and LGBTQ leaders to discuss the collective impact of the pandemics of racism and COVID-19 on LGBTQ students and educators, and ways we are bridging solidarity as we seek justice for Black lives.
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Summer Justice Series Camp Sessions Kick-Off Event

Monday, June 29, 2020 – 5pm ET

The National Education Association’s Center for Social Justice invites you to join us for a powerful kick-off to the Summer Justice Series on June 29th at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT. Gather around the (virtual) campfire to warm up and welcome one another as we kick-off the Summer Justice Series with:  A special opening by renowned comedian and actress, Kym Whitley.  A discussion on addressing anti-Blackness and achieving educational freedom with author and researcher, Dr. Bettina Love.  And a closing dance party with world-renowned DJ Kemit. RSVP here:

Full Summer Justice Series Schedule Launch – Registration opens on June 29, 2020

Save the Dates! Register for the Summer Justice Series on June 29!

Why the Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Rights Is Such a Historic Decision

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – 4PM ET

In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed the rights of LGBTQ workers. Now, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity are forms of sex discrimination that are prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Join NEA Senior Counsel, Eric Harrington for a live video conference about what this ruling means and what’s next for our public schools.

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The NEA 2020 Human and Civil Rights Awards: We Rise Together

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – 8pm ET

Join us for the 2020 Human and Civil Rights Awards!
Join the NEA family at 8 pm EST on July 1st 2020 as we launch the first ever virtual Human and Civil Rights Awards celebration. Tune in on this pivotal evening to honor the outstanding work of this year’s honorees. #NEAHCRAwards #WeRiseTogether
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