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ECEA BUS TO THE 2021 NJEA CONVENTION
ECEA Bus to the NJEA Convention
Thursday, November 4, 2021
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UPCOMING MEMBERS FOR MURPHY DATES
Our Government Relations Co-Chairs Jackie White and Chris Cannella (2nd VP) lead a group of members canvassing to re-elect Governor Murphy and support other NJEA endorsed candidates on Saturday, September 25, 2021 in West Orange.
Nominations open for awards at NJEA Equity Alliance Weekend
Nominations are now open for four awards that will recognize advocacy and achievement in equity and justice. The awards will be presented at NJEA’s Equity Alliance Weekend to be held on Jan. 15-16, 2022.
The weekend will feature training on social justice issues and social justice activism, recognizing the intersection of diverse identities and circumstances among NJEA members and the communities they serve. The event is a collaboration of these NJEA committees: Exceptional Children, Human and Civil Rights, Minority Leadership and Recruitment, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Urban Education, and Women in Education.
Four of NJEA’s highest awards will be presented during the NJEA Dr. Martin Luther King Human and Civil Rights Celebration, held at the conclusion of the Equity Alliance Weekend.
- NJEA Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human and Civil Rights Award: This award is conferred by the NJEA Human and Civil Rights Committee. Nominees may be an individual, group or organization working in the area of civil rights, and if eligible, NJEA members.
- Judith Owens Spirit Award: This award is conferred by the NJEA Minority Leadership and Recruitment Committee. Named for Judith Owens, the first African American president of NJEA, this award honors a member who has been a champion of ethnic minority rights and issues and who has had a significant impact on education and the achievement of equal opportunity for those facing discrimination because of their ethnicity.
- Equality Champion Award: This award is conferred by the NJEA Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee. This award honors a member who has been a champion of human and civil rights, and who has had a significant impact on education and the achievement of equal opportunity for those facing discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
- NJEA Elizabeth A. Allen Women in Education Award: This award is conferred by the NJEA Women in Education Committee. Named for NJEA’s first female president, the award honors a member or an individual living or working in New Jersey who promotes women’s rights and equality for all persons, particularly in education.
Nomination forms and documentation for any of these four awards are due Oct. 29, 2021.
For awards criteria and to make a nomination, go to njea.org/equitynominations.
For more information, contact Colleen Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-599-4561, ext. 2290.
Congratulations to our 1st VP Kim Scott-Hayden on being named the 2021 NEA ESP of the Year!
ESSEX COUNTY MEMBERS MAKING HEADLINES
Congratulations to our 1st VP for being the 2021 NJEA ESP of Year! We love and admire your advocacy for ALL educators and students!
ESSEX COUNTY MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Here is an important message from our President
Like most Americans, I have been heartbroken and angry over the events of the last several days. On behalf of the twelve thousand members of the Essex County Education Association I would like to express solidarity with our black students and their families who I know are hurting right now.
The ECEA and its members work every day to fight for equity in funding, facilities, opportunities, and educational outcomes for our black students. It is not easy work as institutional racism and poverty are powerful opponents. Today, I reaffirm our commitment to advance the causes of racial and social justice in our classrooms, schools, and communities.
We look forward to the day when our communities and country live up to the promise of equality. Until then, know that we stand with the people who are hurting and with those who are working toward a more perfect union, whether they be leaders of government, law enforcement, faith, or education.
Essex County Education Association