In New Mexico, luminarias are used to “light the way”. The word luminaria means a body that gives light. It also is a person of prominence or brilliant achievement. The Luminaria Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have lit the path in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion or social justice. Their commitment can be evident in recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups; teaching, research and/or service; multicultural or cultural awareness programming; social justice organizing, community outreach or other similar activities.
The Division for Equity and Inclusion is seeking nominations for the 6th Annual Luminaria Awards.
Recipients of the Luminaria Awards demonstrate an exemplary commitment to addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, or social justice at the University of New Mexico or in New Mexico; emerging or long-term commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion or social justice effort goes above and beyond the routine expectations of the job or project; provide evidence to support the contribution the individual(s) or unit has made in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion or social justice.
Nominations can be made for the following award categories:
Nominations can be submitted by colleagues, peers, supervisors or advisors (in the case of student nominees) who recognize the significance of the nominee’s work. Multiple nominators can support an individual’s nomination. Nomination letters of support should clearly identify in detail how the nominee meets each of the following criteria:
The 6th Annual Luminaria Awards and Diversity Celebration Luncheon will be held December 1, 2015. Award recipients with be notified November 13, 2015.
Complete nominations must be submitted by Friday, November 6, 2015 at 5:00pm and include:
Dr. Jozi De Leon, VP for Equity and Inclusion
Division for Equity and Inclusion: Luminaria Nomination
1 University of New Mexico
Scholes Hall, Room 250 MSC05 3400
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001