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Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award

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About the UEA Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award

The UEA Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award is presented annually in conjunction with the UEA Honor Roll Awards at the Superstars in Education Banquet to an individual who has engaged in human and civil rights activities that have benefited education and had community-wide impact.

The 2018 Charles E. Bennet Human and Civil Rights Award was given to retired educator from Davis School District, Dr. Jackie Thompson. In addition to teaching, Dr. Thompson worked as the Coordinator of Education Equity for Davis School District and has been a past president of the Utah Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Her work relating to human and civil rights has been recognized through numerous awards at a state and national level. Unable to attend the banquet, Dr. Thompson's son Michael Thompson accepted the award on her behalf.

Nominations for the 2019 Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award are now open.


Selection Criteria:

  1. The nominee may be an educator or non-educator working in the area of human and civil rights.

  2. The nominee must have provided outstanding service to education in the area of human and civil rights and engaged in human and civil rights activities that have had a community-wide impact.

  3. The nominee must be a UEA member if eligible for membership.

Nomination Information:

Nominations may be submitted in two ways:

Provide a black and white or color photo.

The individual(s) or group(s) wishing to nominate an honoree may develop a file of documents, newspaper clippings, and other supportive materials substantiating the nomination to accompany the nomination form. Send all materials to:

Utah Education Association - Human and Civil Rights Award
Attn: UEA Board of Directors
875 E. Pontiac Dr.
Murray, UT 84107

Fax: 801-265-2249 or Email: heather.shepherd@myUEA.org