The  2020 Human & Civil Rights Awards

Launch the videos below to watch the encore of the 2020 Human and Civil Rights Awards!

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NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia Keynote
(8:26)
Davóne Tines’ riveting tribute to fight for human and civil rights
(18:18)
NEA Executive Director Kim Anderson Congratulates the Winners
(9:17)
History of the NEA-ATA Merger
(5:13)
HCR Awards Committee Chair Vallerie FIsher
(10:37)
Acceptance Video - Voces de la Frontera
(2:28)
Acceptance Video - Polynesian Voyaging Society
(5:24)
Acceptance Video - DREAM BIG Program
(2:40)
Acceptance Video - Patricia Payne
(2:29)
Acceptance Video - Benjamin Grignon
(2:45)
Acceptance Video - Empowerment Network
(2:51)
Acceptance Video - Philando Castile Relief Foundation
(9:24)
Acceptance Video - Zulfat Suara
(2:40)
Acceptance Video - Inclusive Communities
(2:26)
Acceptance Video - Bonnie Augusta
(4:17)
Acceptance Video - Stacey Abrams
(1:53)

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2020 Honorees

Learn more about the inspiring people and organizations being recognized this year.

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About the Awards

NEA’s annual tradition of honoring human and civil rights champions is rooted and grounded in the historical legacy of the NEA-ATA merger.

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