The Division for Equity and Inclusion will hold the 6th Annual Luminaria Awards and Diversity Celebration on
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 11:00am-1:30pm in the SUB Ballroom B.
“We look forward to another wonderful and inspiring Luminaria Award and Diversity Celebration Event in the fall,” said Jozi De Leon, VP for Equity and Inclusion.
“The best part of the event is the gathering of community and the recognition of individuals whose work impacts us in so many ways.”
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 recogniz
e 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.
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.
For more information about the Awards Luncheon or if you are interested in sponsoring a table at the event, please contact Lorena Blanco-Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 277-1238.