01 July 2017

Social Justice Activist of the Year, baby!

Dear wonderful friends & familia-

It is with great honor & respect & even some humility that I share with you that I have been named the NEA's 2017


Words cannot begin to express the pride & the inspiration I feel from receiving this extraordinary distinction (& as most of you know, I am rarely at a loss for words; usually I have a veritable plethora & then some!).
Robt Seda-Schreiber, Social Justice of the Year!
That this group of teachers, students & union members believe in me & in the things that I do; that so many people across the country voted to bestow upon me this such very prestigious award; that so many folks, so many of you- my friends, my family, my colleagues, my union, absolute strangers- believe in me & what I have accomplished (& furthermore, what I can continue to achieve!) is staggering to me. Truly.
But I fully realize that this is not only a validation & a benediction of what I have done but indeed a call to arms for what I will do.
I promise to move this forward with the love, respect & strength of character it deserves & demands.
Heart & mind both full yet wide open, eyes clear, & as always my friends, boots on the ground...
speechifyin'

Me & my lovely bride @ the end of a long campaign...If so inclined you can read more @ this
link 
(including my remarks given at the NEA Conference on Racial & Social Justice).