Texas Counselors for Social Justice

Awards

Awards

TxCSJ would like to honor the hard work of the social justice warriors out there who are making change in the world. Awards will be presented at the 2022 TCA Professional Growth Conference during the TxCSJ Happy Hour (date/time/location TBD).

Nomination applications and documents must be submitted via the online google forms provided below before the due date, April 29, 2022.

The 2022 Solmonson Social Justice Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize social justice advocates in the state of Texas and within TxCSJ who exhibit leadership skills. Nominees must be a member of TxCSJ and TCA to be considered for this award.

Criteria includes a person (or persons) who has engaged in social justice and advocacy with a minimum of at least 2 of the following component parts:

  • Actively engaged in demonstrated social justice action which is aimed at making the lives of others and/or communities better.
  • Engaged in the empowerment of marginalized individuals and/or communities.
  • Show leadership in community organizing and systems change that promote human rights and social justice action.
  • Demonstrated evidence of ongoing inclusive change in the community/communities within which the individual(s) work. This engagement can include academia but is not solely in academia and includes active engagement in the community.

Each nomination must have two letters of recommendation, detailing the nominee's work and advocacy. Nominations can be submitted through the google forums link below. The forum will also have a place to upload two letters of recommendation.

Solmonson Social Justice Award Nomination Form

The 2022 Yznaga Founders Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize the unsung warriors of the social justice world. We recognize that many times there is work done behind the scenes that goes unnoticed and we want to notice them.  

Criteria includes a person (or persons) who has engaged in social justice and advocacy with a minimum of at least 2 of the following component parts:

  • Actively engaged in demonstrated social justice action which is aimed at making the lives of others and/or communities better.
  • Engaged in the empowerment of marginalized individuals and/or communities.
  • Played a supporting role in community organizing and systems change that promote human rights and social justice action.
  • Demonstrated evidence of ongoing inclusive change in the community/communities within which the individual(s) work. This engagement can include academia but is not solely in academia and includes active engagement in the community.

Each nomination must have two letters of recommendation, detailing the nominee's work and advocacy. Nominations can be submitted through the google forums link below. The forum will also have a place to upload two letters of recommendation.

Yznaga Founders Award