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OWP Faculty Awarded Human Rights Award

May 14, 2013

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Katharine Johnson, OWP co-director and teacher consultant, received the Ed Elliott Human Rights Award on April 20, 2013 from the Oregon Education Association.

The Ed Elliott Human Rights Award recognizes contributions and leadership that advocates for social justice to promote quality of access, representation, and opportunity for all. Johnson, who teaches at Irvington School in Portland, has served on her school’s equity team and has presented numerous regional workshops in support of culturally relevant classroom practice.

During the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, the National Education Association and the American Teachers Association merged to promote inclusion of all students in public education.  Ed Elliott, as a staff member of the Oregon Education Association, advocated for this effort within the Oregon public education system. 

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