2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
|New Mexico Human Rights Projects|
|Executive Director Regina Turner accepts the award on behalf of New Mexico Human Rights Projects.|
The Albuquerque Division is pleased to honor New Mexico Human Rights Projects (NMHRP), a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on programs for students, as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.
NMHRP engages students intellectually and emotionally and challenges them to think about the choices they make when confronted with prejudice, racism, violence, and discrimination. Using lessons learned from history, NMHRP addresses the dynamics of bullying and fosters dialogue on social and racial injustice. NMHRP also encourages youth to recognize and reject all forms of prejudice and violence, to assume greater personal responsibility for their actions, and to deal more sensitively with others.
NMHRP hosts exhibits, speakers, workshops, and other activities in New Mexico. In 1995, 2000, and 2010, NMHRP brought the international Anne Frank exhibit to the state. In conjunction with the exhibit, a speakers bureau composed of local Holocaust survivors visited middle and high school students to speak about their personal experiences.
Teachers and students are the hallmark of NMHRP. Since 1995, the organization has impacted more than 250,000 New Mexicans, primarily students and teachers from 370 public and tribal schools located throughout the state.