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National MultiCultural Institute Announces Leading Lights Diversity Awards

Once again the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) is considering recipients of the 2006 Leading Lights Diversity Awards. The Leading Lights Diversity Awards celebrate exemplary leaders in the nonprofit sector whose demonstrated courage, innovation and commitment to diversity light a path to a more inclusive society. Founded in 1983, the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) is proud to be one of the first organizations to have recognized the nation’s need for new services, knowledge, and skills in the growing field of multiculturalism and diversity. We believe non-profits have often led the way to a more civil society and it is in recognition of their pivotal leadership roles in our communities that NMCI is proud to recognize non-profit organizations for leadership in the area of diversity with the Leading Lights Diversity Awards. Annually, three awards are presented to organizations that serve as role models for enhancing diversity and encouraging respect and inclusion within their organizations and with the diverse communities they serve. Individuals through their work in and on behalf of non-profit organizations are also eligible for recognition. Award recipients are selected from the following non-profit sectors: Education; Human Services; Health Care; Arts & Culture. A fourth award, recognizing an individual or organization that has been at the forefront of addressing an emerging critical issue related to multiculturalism, will be periodically awarded. The deadline for applications is April 14, 2006. Award announcements are made on May 1, 2006 and the Awards Ceremony will be held on May 18, 2006 at NMCI’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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