Human Relations Committee to host awards dinner June 19

Human and Civil Rights Awards

The MTA Human Relations Committee cordially invites you to attend the Human & Civil Rights Awards Dinner that will be held on June 19, 2015, at the Westin Waltham-Boston in Waltham.

The Human and Civil Rights dinner honors MTA members and others who have made substantial contributions in support of human and civil rights.


Diane Turco, a retired special educator from Harwich, will receive the Kathleen Roberts Creative Leadership Award. The award will honor the co-founder of the Cape Downwinders for her three decades of activism and organizing in educating Massachusetts residents about the health dangers posed by the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Alicia Lopez, a teacher at Amherst Regional Middle School, will receive the Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award. Lopez, a language and ELL teacher for 20 years, is also faculty advisor to the Latinos Unidos student organization, a member of the Tradiciones Dance Troupe and director of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project’s Summer Institute.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Westin Hotel Waltham-Boston
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02154

Cost is $40 per person.

Click here to register

Click here for coverage of the 2014 winners and here for a list of award winners dating back to 1983. In 1986, the committee gave special recognition to Nelson Mandela.