CSU, Chico News

Professor Selected for Statewide Human Rights Award

Date: 02-10-2015

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico Chicano studies and history professor Susan Green has been named the recipient of the California Teachers Association’s (CTA) 2015 Cesar Chavez “Si Se Puede” Human Rights Award.

The award honors people who have helped Latinos make progress in the area of legal and social equality. Green will be presented with the award on March 7 during a luncheon at the CTA’s Equity and Human Rights Conference in San Francisco.

Green teaches courses in Mexican American history and serves as faculty advisor to the student organization MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), which advocates for better access to higher education for Chicanos.

She also serves on the campus’ Chicano Latino Council and researches the history of the Chicano movement for legal equality and social justice in the United States.

A former CSU, Chico chapter president for the California Faculty Association (CFA), she now serves as CFA treasurer.

“The work Susan Green has done on behalf of the Latino/a community is extensive,” said Theresa Montaño, a member of the CTA board of directors, in a press release. “Susan has advocated on behalf of undocumented students, presided over the National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies and worked tirelessly on issues affecting Latino/a students. She is mentor, a role model and most deserving of the award.”