UEA strives to create an educational landscape where everyone experiences equitable opportunities and outcomes regardless of their background.
Most of us believe that every child, no matter what they look like or where they come from, deserves a safe, just, and welcoming school where they can thrive.
But certain politicians try to divide us by sending police to monitor and punish Black and Brown students in schools that have been denied funding even to cover the basics while ensuring well-resourced schools with mostly white students have enrichment activities, teacher training, and parent engagement.
By joining together across race and place, we can rewrite the rules to ensure every student—whether Black, Brown, or White—has up-to-date learning materials that give a complete picture of our nation’s history, the support of educators who are prepared to foster dialogue on racial justice and its impact on students and communities and a well-resourced school environment.
Human and Civil Rights
In 1995, the Utah Education Association’s Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Program emerged from the Minority Affairs Committee. The UEA HCR Program actively pursues the following objectives:
- Propel a more inclusive human and civil rights program for our members.
- Ensure representation of ethnic minorities across all aspects of the organization.
- Heighten awareness of diversity in all its dimensions within our schools and among our members.
For inquiries or concerns regarding the UEA Human and Civil Rights Program, contact [email protected].
UEA Stands for Justice
Land Acknowledgement Guide
UEA Racial Justice Statement
Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee
Teaching the Truth in Utah
Know Your Rights Utah
My experience in UEA has helped me to truly believe that the arc of the moral universe bends toward truth, justice and freedom.