Thursday, December 25, 2008

CTA Peace and Justice Caucus Youth Activist Awards

As a former recipient of one of these awards, I'd highly recommend nominating the activists in your lives to receive it. What better way to appreciate and encourage tireless young workers?

Honor our Youth!
The California Teachers Association (CTA) Peace and Justice Caucus is sponsoring its fifth annual Youth Activist Awards Program with an awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2009 in Los Angeles. As our students develop their critical thinking skills and independent belief systems, we believe it is important that they understand that they can be instruments of change, and can find their own avenues for expressing their beliefs.

Please nominate a youth organization or individual youth activist who has been outstanding in the struggle for human rights, social justice, peace, and/or youth empowerment. You may nominate a student or group, elementary through high school age.

Please note that we have also added one new award (the Rachel Corrie Award) for college students or groups.

Students and/or groups selected will be invited to receive their awards at a ceremony at the CTA State Council meeting at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on March 21, 2009.

Due date: January 19, 2009.

CTA Peace and Justice Caucus Youth Activism Award Nomination Form
Name of Nominee:  
Grade level/Age:
Phone (c):
Nominated by: 
Local Association:  
Phone (c):
Description of the nominee's activism and achievements: 

Please return this sheet and supporting materials by January 19, 2009. Supporting materials may include brochures, flyers, news articles, video or sound recordings.

Send to: Mary Prophet
1514 Chestnut Street,
Berkeley, CA 94702 
(510) 527 1222
or via email to Greta Benavides (
For more information, email or call (510) 527 1222.

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