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Social Justice Corner (topic guide)

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.

News from the Emory Libraries

Other News

“Statement on Systemic Racism and the Emory Libraries’ Commitment.” Emory Libraries Blog, 6 July 2020,

“Take It Down!: Symbolic Politics Is Just That.” Common Dreams,  

New Program Brings Arts and Social Justice to Classes across Campus. 2 July 2020, for Arts and Social Justice Fellows

In Memoriam

Upcoming Events

See a LIST of Upcoming Events 

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List of Upcoming Events

For all Emory programs, use Emory Events on Trumba.  Below are some events focused on Social Justice 

12/1 at 12p.m. EDT. Dr. Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice, joins Emory Climate Talks for a conversation.

12/10 at 10am EST Lift Every Voice Seminar Series: Reconstruction Activism will focus on the creative arts, education, and religion, participants will examine how activism for racial equality and justice in the current moment has been shaped by the past

12/10 at 3 pm EST. “Justice will roll down like waters” Journey to Justice: Two Birminghams. Hosted by Journey to Justice.

12/10 at 4:30 pm EST. Dr. Hazel Carby, Imperial Sexual EconomiesHosted by the Institute for Cultural Enquiry, The Exeter Decolonising Network's Racism & Social Justice Seminars.

12/15 at 12 noon Art & Social Justice Fellowship Project Showcase and Community Conversation meet six Atlanta artists dedicated to working toward racial justice into Emory classrooms, to help students translate their learning into creative action and activism.

02/20 and 02/27. Anti-racism in Britain: Histories and Trajectories 2021. An Online Conference. The London Arts and Humanities Partnership. Organising committee: Saffron East (University College London); Grace Redhead (University of Warwick); Theo Williams (Durham University).

Past Events

11/18 Office for RACE - Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month Panel: Indigenous Intersections

11/16 Dr. Keith Clark, "Lessons Before and After Dying: The Life and Art of Ernest J. Gaines in “Post-racial” America"JWJI Presents our Fall Colloquium Series

11/11 "Anti-racist art in the UK and Latin America: A conversation," by The University of Manchester, UK

11/10 Drs. Susan Ashmore, Ali Sewell, and Danielle Wiggins, Legacies of Reconstruction" The Lift Every Voice Seminar Series

11/09 Dr. Karla Slocum, "Black Towns, Black Futures: Enduring and Complex Attractions to Rurality, Blackness and Place" JWJI Presents our Fall Colloquium Series

11/2 Mathew Clavin, "Fugitive Slaves and the Fourth of July: Race, Resistance, and the Politics of the Enslaved" JWJI Presents Fall Colloquium Series

10/29 Oct 29, time tbd, Poetry in the Age of Pandemic and Protest: In this time of great unrest, uncertainty, and upheaval, what can we ask of a poem?

10/28 "Culture Iconography and Monuments: Representing British History and British Identity," by Doughty Street Chambers

10/26 Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, "Black Politics and Black Activism in Brazil"  JWJI Presents Fall Colloquium Series

10/20 Barbara Combs, Michelle Gordon Randall Burkett, and Nikki Brown "Defining the Black Reconstruction Archives." The Lift  Every Voice Seminar Series

10/20 "Curating Cultural Expressions and the African Diaspora at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture" Part of Black History Month Program, Scotland 2020

10/20 "Race and the Boundaries of the Book: Seven Early American Perspectives," (5-6 pm) Rare Book School

10/19 Davin Phoenix, "The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics" JWJI Presents our Fall Colloquium Series

10/12 Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, James Weldon Johnson Institute Race & Difference Colloquium 

10/4 Natasha Trethewey, October 4, 2020 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

9/22 African American Poetry, Kevin Young September 22, 2020 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

9/17 Lifting Every Voice: Dr. Pellom McDaniels III Tribute Series -  Sept 17, 2020 -  Student-led Constitution Day Reading

9/16 Dr. Ibram X. Kendi - How To Be An Antiracist, Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 from 4 to 5 pm.  Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

9/9 Flash Here and There Like Falling Stars: The Life and Work of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III. September 9, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

9/4 Jericho Brown in conversation w/Mathwon Howard, September 4, 2020 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

8/20 August 20, 2020 - Celebrate the life of Congressman John Lewis