On October 12, 2020, RISE San Diego will honor and celebrate local leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion and showcase work that is making a real difference in the San Diego region with the Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards.

Tickets for this year’s virtual event are now available. Your ticket purchase or donation at any level will help RISE continue its mission of elevating community leadership.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR NOMINATIONS!

Our thanks to everyone in the community who nominated a local leader who demonstrates exceptional commitment to inclusive leadership. Nominations for the 2020 ILIA Awards are now closed and we look forward to honoring those whose efforts best exemplify significant, sustainable, and meaningful impact in the lives of San Diego County residents at the 2020 ILIA Awards virtual event on October 12.

All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of community leaders, past awardees, and RISE team members. Please contact events@risesandiego.org with any questions.

COLLECTIVE RESILIENCE ADVOCATE

This award 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
Co-presented with the University of San Diego

This award honors an individual who has shown dedication and action to make real, sustainable, and systemic change through the creation of innovative programs, policy, 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

This award 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 It recognizes the effort of guiding groups to face a new challenge, disrupt outdated or harmful norms, and become more reflective and responsive to the needs of the communities they serve.

EMERGING LEADER

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

RESTORATIVE PRACTITIONER

This award 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

This award 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.

THE LEGLER BENBOUGH LEGACY AWARD

This award honors an individual or organization/group whose commitment to the community is represented in both its deeds and words. It recognizes those that actively and continuously support organizations and community groups leaning into the work of systemic change in communities across San Diego County. The award is named in honor of the Legler Benbough Foundation, which believed in RISE by providing seed funding to grow the organization and has continued to be one of its strongest supporters.


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