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Annual Awards Reception


Each spring, ELC hosts an awards ceremony and reception to honor individuals and organizations for their commitment to public education. The reception is also an important fundraising event; contributions and proceeds from ticket sales help maintain ELC as a champion of educational equity. Due to the current pandemic, ELC will be a hosting a virtual Education Justice Lecture on Thursday, June 9, at 4 PM.

This year's Education Justice Lecture, "Beyond Either/Or: The Constitutional Right to an Equitable and Diverse Public Education," will feature civil rights litigator and professor John Brittain.

The lecture is free, but you must register in advance here.

Previous Education Justice Lecture presenters include Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, President & CEO of the Learning Policy Institute; Dr. Jeannie Oakes, Distinguished Scholar and Educator; Dr. Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor from the City University of New York; Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association; Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund; Dr. Pedro Noguera; Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference for Human and Civil Rights; Diane Ravitch, noted educator and New York University Professor; Benjamin Todd Jealous, former President and Chief Executive Officer of the NAACP; and Kurt Landgraf of the Educational Testing Service.

ELC would like to thank its many sponsors, including the New Jersey Education Association and the Educational Testing Service, for their continued support of the event.