MTA Human & Civil Rights Awards
The MTA Human Relations Committee cordially invites you to attend the Human & Civil Rights Awards Ceremony that will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, June 18. This year’s event is being held on the eve of Juneteenth (June 19). This event honors MTA members and others who have made substantial contributions in support of human and civil rights.Join us this year as we honor:
Kathleen Roberts Creative Leadership Award Recipients:
- Alice Arena, President of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station
- Arlington High School Asian American Coalition
- New Bedford Coalition to Save Our Schools
Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award Recipients:
- CEA Educators of Color Coalition Leadership Team
- Mareatha Wallace, Northampton Association of School Employees
Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to ensure that all enslaved people were freed. That act, two-and-a-half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, effectively marked the end of slavery in the U.S.
As part of the MTA’s ongoing efforts to promote antiracism in public education, our division of Teaching and Professional Learning is making two books available for free to members, one for children and the second for adults. Sign up for a copy of either book. There is a limited number, so distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.