Posts Tagged: affinity days

Librarians, banned books, and social justice

  I want to start off with a personal anecdote. I grew up in an area that was predominantly white, Christian, and politically conservative in a Buddhist family and as a gay, mixed-race individual. When you grow up with people who in many ways not only are not like you, but who dislike or even…

Speak Up for Social Justice exhibit and button making event Feb. 24

The Emory University Libraries Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee announces the opening of a new interactive exhibit “Speak Up For Social Justice.” Join us Thursday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library Level 2, and all day at the Oxford Library to share your vision for social justice and anti-racism,…

Indigenous People’s Day 2021: Indian Removal and Its Legacies

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The city of Atlanta, where Emory University is located, sits on the ancestral lands of the Mvskoke (Muscogee) Creek Nation. On this day, we contemplate the ways in which the histories and experiences of Native people have been suppressed or ignored to enable to systemic racism and oppression. Emory Libraries and…

March 11th – World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film is an annual observance held on March 11 over the world, which has taken place for the past 11 years. This day was created in 2010 by Javed Mohammed, a writer and producer from California. The main aim of the celebration is to share and discuss…

Emory Libraries Commemorates the National Day of Racial Healing on January 19th

January 19th is the 5th National Day of Racial Healing! The National Day of Racial Healing is “a time for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world,”  Today, the Emory Libraries…