AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCESS, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY41st NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL MEETINGAwards Nominations Deadline Approaches
AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THEAAAED Annual Awards Luncheon
The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) is soliciting the nomination of candidates to be considered for the awards listed below.Arthur A. Fletcher Lifetime Achievement AwardNamed for the "Father of Affirmative Action," recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement promoting and advocating for affirmative action, EEO and diversity.Cesar Estrada Chavez AwardPresented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in support of worker's rights and humanitarian issues. The Cesar Estrada Chavez Award nominees will be evaluated based on six criteria: 1) longevity of service; 2) scope of impact of leadership; 3) ability of replication of leadership; 4) social justice impact of leadership; 5) leadership impact on worker's rights; and 6) humanitarian efforts resulting from leadership.Rosa Parks AwardPresented to an individual who has served as a role model and leader to others through personal achievements, excellence in a chosen field, commitment to human rights, civil rights, social issues, and has made contributions to the betterment of society. The Rosa Parks Award nominee will be evaluated based on six criteria: 1) longevity of service;2) scope of impact of leadership; 3) ability of replication of leadership; 4) social justice impact of leadership; 5) civil rights impact of leadership; and 6) leadership impact on social justice impact of community service.Edward M. Kennedy Community Service AwardPresented to an individual or organization demonstrating outstanding community service. The Kennedy Community Service Award nominee will be evaluated based on four criteria: 1) longevity of community service; 2) scope of impact of community service; 3) ability to replicate the community service; 4) social justice impact of the community service.Roosevelt Thomas Champion of Diversity AwardGiven to an organization that has demonstrated an outstanding level of dedication to the AAAED's mission of fostering equal opportunity as well as exhibiting outstanding commitment to diversity.The Roosevelt Thomas Champion of Diversity Award is given to an organization based on five criteria: 1) commitment to teamwork; 2) originality of efforts; 3) positive impact of equal opportunity; 4) long-term impact for promoting diversity; 5) cross-cultural involvement.