This guide attempts to provide a starting point to learn about social justice initiatives across the Emory Libraries, Emory Campus, Atlanta, and beyond, as well as provide knowledge and resources to key social justice issues.
Mural by George C. Wolfe, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia
From OEI newsletter..."commitment to ending racism, systemic oppression, social injustice and violence in all forms against Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous communities"
SoM: The objective of creating a fair and equal society in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and honest.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Emory Libraries
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Emory Libraries recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values integral to achieving our mission to enrich the quality of life and advance intellectual discovery by connecting people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Emory Libraries DEI Committee offers this land and labor acknowledgement, and invites people to adapt such a statement to their own audiences
Land and Labor Acknowledgment
As members of the Emory Libraries DEI Committee, we respectfully acknowledge that the territory our institution occupies is the true ancestral and unceded homelands of the Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Muscogee people. We wish to elevate the diverse histories and cultures of this region that have experienced erasure, violence, and oppression as a result of white supremacy.
We mourn the loss of life and liberty of the millions of enslaved people whose labor has contributed to the great wealth of this nation and this institution. We acknowledge the long-lasting impact on Black communities to this day and commit ourselves to the work of justice for our colleagues, friends, and fellow citizens.