This month, the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights (NCRCR) launched a nationwide contest entitled 'What Does Equality Mean to You?'. The contest urges young people across the country to enter into dialogue on civil rights. "Equality has meant different things to different people, and those meanings have changed over time." said Marianne Engelman Lado, NCRCR Board Member. "We invite America's young people to share their perspectives and tell us what equality means to them."
Participants can submit either a written entry or a visual image such as a drawing, cartoon or photograph. The contest will run until April 12, 2010. Contest winners will receive prizes including a $500 cash award, and a trip for two to New York City. Entries will be judged by Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, comedian Margaret Cho, Congressman Keith Ellison (MN), Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY), and Benjamin Todd Jealous - President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). For contest details, please visit the website:
National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights