MTA Human & Civil Rights Awards

Human and 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:


Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award Recipients:


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Celebrating Juneteenth

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.