Two UTLA members are among nine educators who received CTA’s Human Rights Awards this year.

Gina Gray, winner of the Human Rights Award for Women’s Advocacy, was a leader in creating UTLA’s “Brave Space” series that addressed implicit bias and racism. Gray uses social media platforms to educate UTLA members and the public about the accomplishments of women of color, and works to organize women of color in UTLA around childcare, fair pay, and family leave, among other issues.

A teacher at Roybal Learning Center, Guadalupe Carrasco Cardona has been awarded the Cesar Chavez “Si Se Puede” Human Rights Award for her work helping secure scholarships for Dreamers, being a part of developing statewide ethnic studies curriculum, and organizing the community she serves in support of families struggling to make ends meet.