January 2010—Lynn Stephen was selected as a winner of the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award from the University of Oregon for contributions to diversity and equity efforts in the university community. Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and distinguished professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, Lynn Stephen is also the associate director for program development at CSWS and a member of the CSWS executive committee.
The ceremony was held January 21 in Gerlinger Alumni Lounge.
In total, five UO employees were voted by their peers in the university community to receive the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. The others are: John Hollan, University Housing; Janice Radcliffe, physical education and recreation; Larry Seno, Law School; and Melinda Von Reis-Iglesias, undergraduate studies.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Award is given to those who represent and uphold the ideals supported by Dr. King, such as demonstrating moral courage, promoting social justice and embodying a humanitarian spirit. The UO Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, in collaboration with Human Resources, gives the Martin Luther King, Jr. awards.