Friday, July 04, 2008

Human & Civil Rights

Members of the Oklahoma Education Association were in attendance at the 2008 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Ceremony as community champions from across the country were being honored for their efforts to preserve human and civil rights. Twelve NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards were given to educators, community activists and students who have advanced the cause of equal opportunity for all, improved relationships between diverse groups in public schools, and expanded educational opportunities for minority students and educators.

Among the highlights was the Presidential Award selected by Reg Weaver. The winner this year was Chris Gardner whose inspirational story was told in the movie Pursuit of Happyness.
And a special surprise presentation went to Reg for his commitment to human and civil rights too.

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