LaBudde now part of Miller Nichols’ special collections
The Miller Nichols Library (MNL) and the Kansas City branch of MANA presented their official files to UMKC’s Libraries’ LaBudde Special Collections Department Nov. 18.
UMKC Libraries Dean Sharon Bostick formally acknowledged the documents at the ceremony.
Afterward, the UMKC Division of Diversity, Access and Equity sponsored a reception in light of the addition of the LaBudde collections at MNL.
MANA is currently the largest national Latina membership organization, and was founded in 1974.
MANA de Kansas City was founded in 1981.
MANA provides members with opportunities to network, develop and enhance leadership skills and to help other young Latina women in the community.
MANA de Kansas City has presented programs that give scholarships to Latina women to further their education.
By submitting their documents to LaBudde Special Collections, MANA de Kansas City confirmed a safe environment for their documents which community members, staff and students may use for future reference and research.
Women’s Center receives federal grant
Recently the UMKC Women’s Center was given a $449,975 grant from the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
This is the second time the grant has been renewed since it was originally awarded in October 2005.
The grant is aimed at the advancement and enhancement of victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.
The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is partnering with UMKC to use the recentently awarded grant, trade ideas and create programs to prevent violence.
It will allow funding for UMKC to have a part-time violence prevention coordinator and full-time victim services adjudication advisor.
The grant will also aid in the community, police officer assistant training, the creation of a Violence Prevention and Response Task Force and instruction and efforts aimed at men to prevent violent acts toward women.
For more information about UMKC’s Women’s Center, visit www.umkc.edu/womenc/.