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Mon, Oct 14

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Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)

2024 RISE San Diego Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards

Since 2017, RISE San Diego has honored local leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion through the annual Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards.

2024 RISE San Diego Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards
2024 RISE San Diego Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards

Time & Location

Oct 14, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA), 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

About the event

Join RISE San Diego on Monday, October 14th, as we honor and celebrate local leaders supporting the communities of San Diego at the Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards. Now in its eighth year, the ILIA Awards will showcase work that is making a real difference in the San Diego region.

The RISE ILIA Awards celebrates the work of individuals and organizations throughout San Diego County in the award categories below:

Collective Resilience Advocate

Honors an individual who has shown dedication and action to address and support a community’s ability to come together to combat or resist adverse circumstances. It recognizes the work of fostering adaptation, growth, and resiliency within communities to more readily respond to and recover from problems together.

Community Change Agent

Honors an individual who has shown dedication and action to make real, sustainable, and systemic change through the creation of innovative programs, policies, platforms, or partnerships. It recognizes the work of assisting the community’s ability to thrive in areas such as education, social enterprise, health, and wellness, or advocacy.

Culture Shifter

Honors an individual who has shown dedication and action in shifting the culture of organizations and communities alike. It recognizes the effort of guiding groups to face a new challenge, disrupt outdated or harmful norms, and become more reflective and responsive to the needs of the communities they serve.

Next-Gen Influencer

Honors an individual between the ages of 16 and 25. It recognizes the voices of young adults who have shown dedication and action within their communities and are growing into their roles as action-driven thought leaders.

Restorative Practitioner

Honors an individual who has shown dedication and action in fostering spaces of healing and compassion for others. It recognizes the commitment to restorative practices delivered with grace, empathy, and a strong ethic of care in support of diverse community groups.

The Anthony M. Medina People’s Champion

Honors an individual who has been an advocate and champion for under-served or marginalized communities. It recognizes advocacy in words and in action to bring about meaningful change for the people. The award is named in honor of the late Anthony M. Medina, a RISE Urban Leadership Fellow and ILIA award recipient, who founded People’s Legal Services to provide free and low-cost legal support to underserved communities.

Organization for Change

Honors an organization that has shown dedication and action to confronting challenges and spearheading opportunities to support and uplift San Diegans in meaningful and impactful ways. It recognizes the efforts of organizations and their teams to deliver exceptional programming and services for the communities they serve.

Nominate a Leader and/or Organization. The deadline is June 30, 2024

2023 ILIA Awards Program Book

TICKETS

Early Bird admission is $75 per ticket. Sales end on July 15, 2024

General admission is $100 per ticket. Sales end on October 7th, 2024

* TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR, PLEASE PURCHASE BY DATE LISTED ABOVE

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For event questions, please email our team at events@risesandiego.org.

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