Diversity and Inclusion

Red Dress Exhibit 1

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)

UNCW's Randall Library, C.A.R.E. and Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion collaborated with the YWCA of the Lower Caper Fear and the Corning Native American Council to bring attention to the often overlooked issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).  The display of red dresses in front of the library is one of several locations in the Cape Fear region to raise awareness and advance changes to disrupt systems that contribute to the ongoing issue.   

For additional information, visit: 

UNCW's Randall Library's list of books, research, film and other resources

YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear

Missing Murdered Indigenous Coalition of NC

Governor Cooper's Proclamation - Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 2021 

Since 2017, May 5 has been recognized at the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.  Take a look at the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center's options to engage in 2021 events.