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University Indigenous Women and Women of Color

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About UIWWOC

Indigenous women and women of color at the University of Minnesota play a vital role in the advancement of the mission of the institution as a whole. University Indigenous Women and Women of Color sponsors events and gatherings that create a space for all women of color within the University to feel valued, supported, respected, and connected.

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Tapestry Award 

The University Indigenous Women and Women of Color (UIWWOC ) Tapestry Award is granted to those that help create a thriving campus community where diversity in the widest sense is welcomed and supported. The selection committee particularly seeks efforts that affect the campus climate for women students, faculty, and staff of color. While many view the ideal model of American society as being that of a "melting pot," an alternative metaphor is that of a tapestry. A tapestry allows all people to come together to create something stronger, greater and more vivid than each person’s individual contributions, but still provides opportunities to recognize individuals for their own gifts and talents.  With that vision in mind, the University Indigenous Women and Women of Color Council renamed the Barceló Award the UIWWOC Tapestry Award in Fall of 2007.  

Sponsors

University Indigenous Women and Women of Color and the Office for Equity and Diversity.

Recognition

A one-time $500 award will be given to the recipient(s). The award recipient will be announced and recognized at the annual University Indigenous Women and Women of Color Welcome. 

Deadline

The Tapestry Award will be offered in the 2016-2017 academic year. Check back in Winter 2016 for a deadline. 

Eligibility

University of Minnesota staff, faculty and students are eligible to apply. Students may be undergraduate or graduate students or students enrolled in continuing education programs. 

Selection Criteria

Nomination materials are evaluated based on nomination narrative and letter of support documenting outstanding contributions to equity and diversity, including the degree to which the person’s involvement has addressed and affected the campus climate for women students, faculty and staff of color.

Selection Committee

Committee appointed by the University Indigenous Women and Women of Color Council comprised of Council members and additional faculty, staff and/or students.

Nomination Process

University of Minnesota students, staff or faculty may make nominations. Applicants can also self-nominate. Individuals nominated for previous Tapestry Awards but not selected may be re-nominated in subsequent years.

For more information, please contact uwoc@umn.edu.

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