NEA-NH Human & Civil Rights Committee (HCR)

Join the 2024 Art & Poetry Challenge

The Racial Unity Team is hosting its sixth annual Art & Poetry Challenge in 2024. New Hampshire residents are invited to submit a poem or visual work of art inspired by this year’s theme: “Belonging.”

For teachers and parents encouraging students to participate, please consider the following questions:

● What does belonging mean to you?

● What does it feel like to belong?

● What does it feel like to not belong?

● How can we help others feel a greater sense of belonging?

● Do you ever feel like you don’t belong because of your identity?

● What is the cost of belonging?

Submissions due by August 31, 2024. 

Further details about the challenge are available at:

About the NEA-NH HCR Committee


We are a committee made up of educators, retired educators, and members of the NEA-NH staff.  Our job is to stay up to date on current issues and concerns which are happening throughout our state and country related to Human Civil Rights.

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom of  opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Civil rights are the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.


The Human Civil Rights Committee can provide professional development, give presentations, offer support, and be a voice for members.

As a dues paying member, you are never alone.  The HCR committee is here to help you find resources and to assist with training and support you want and need.

If you would like for an HCR Committee member(s) to provide any assistance, please feel free to reach out to the committee chair. 


Please email us at and share your stories.

A Resource Guide for Concerned New Hampshire Educators

LGBTQ+ Resources

Local Resources

National/Global Resources


Sexism Resources

NH Resources on Sexism


National & Global Resources on Sexism

Ethnic and Cultural Resources

Black/African American Resources

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Resources

Biracial/Mixed-Race Resources

Indigenous Resources

Ageism Resources

Local Resources

National/Global Resources

Safe Schools for Everyone! What Educators Should Know About LGBTQ+ Rights

This guidance answers some FAQs about federal protections for public school students and employees, the threats posted by state legislation, and resources to create an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students to speak up!

Build your school’s Opportunity Checklist

Do students and educators at your school have everything they need? If not, this is your opportunity to speak up!


Across race and place, educators, parents and allies are coming together to ensure that every Black student and educator can live, grow and thrive with support, love and joy. The goal of Black Lives Matter at School is to spark an ongoing movement of critical reflection and honest conversation and impactful actions in school communities for people of all ages to engage with issues of racial justice. Find stories, resources and ideas highlighting Black Lives Matter at School from across the country.

Get connected and engaged to advocate for racial and social justice in our schools and communities.

Know Your Rights Guides

Lawmakers and policy makers across our country, in yet another attempt to divide Americans along partisan and racial lines, are pushing legislation that seeks to stifle discussions on racism, sexism and inequity in public school classrooms.

Download your state-specific guide (more to come soon):

Stand Against Hate and Bias

We all deserve the right to live, work, and thrive no matter our color, immigration status or sexual orientation and gender identities—no exceptions. But today, certain politicians are pushing laws that restrict our freedoms and divide us, so they can get and hold onto power at any cost –even if that means denying us the basic rights, resources, and respect that we all deserve.



Find inspiring stories and resources from education justice activists along with ways to take action in your community.

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Latest EdJustice News

The latest news and updates from EdJustice.

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NEA EdJustice Home Page

Growing the movement to win education justice for our students, schools and communities.
NEA EdJustice engages and mobilizes activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education.

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Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide

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NEA Center For Social Justice

The Center for Social Justice is dedicated to lifting the voices of educator-leaders for the opportunity for all students no matter their zip code.

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Veoleo’s Glossary of Anti-Racist, Historical and Emotional Terms & Concepts for Better Discussions with Spanish-Speaking Friends & Families

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Understanding Anti-Bias Education: Bringing the Four Core Goals to Every Facet of Your Curriculum

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Bilingual Resources on How To Raise An Ally / Como criar un aliado

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Children’s Books About Racial Injustice. In a series of blog posts, we showcase numerous Mighty Girl books for both children and teens that explore racism in both historical and modern contexts, as well as celebrate the accomplishments of African American girls and women. For more reading recommendations, you can find over 500 relevant titles in our Racial & Ethnic Discrimination book section.

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Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

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