Posts Tagged: Affinity months

The social and political activism of the Asian American movement

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) Month in May, Emory Libraries will take a look at AAPI history in the US and our Libraries’ relevant resources. Despite a long history of immigrants from Asia contributing to the economy, culture, and history of the United States, the term “Asian American” is more recent than…

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the contributions Jewish Americans have made to the United States since they first arrived in New Amsterdam in 1654. Jewish American Heritage Month had its origins in 1980 when Congress passed Pub. L. 96-237, which authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating…

April is Records and Information Management (RIM) Awareness Month

I am Tishangi Bennett, Emory’s records and information manager, and I am thrilled to be serving in this role. I am relatively new to Emory, and I truly enjoy consulting, learning, and sharing my RIM expertise with the Emory family. I know many of you may wonder: Why records management? What is records management? Why…

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…

Celebrate Black History Month with a Graphic Novel

In honor of Black History Month, Emory’s Woodruff Library has compiled a list of recent graphic novel acquisitions. Explore Black futures, love, mysteries and histories in our collection!  And when you visit the library to take a look at these works, swing by the new exhibit Graphic Narratives and Comic Collections at Emory: Past, Present…

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,…

Emory events celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Art, music, lectures, and nature walks for students are on tap through this weekend for Native American Heritage Month at Emory University, many of those through the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Two events take place today (Nov. 11), and many call for advance registration, so sign up as soon as you can. Emory Climate Talk…

What Does Breast Cancer Awareness Mean to You?

As you probably know by now, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What does this mean for most of us? After all, it would be hard to find anyone who is unaware of breast cancer since it affects 1 in 8 women, or 12.5% of the population (breast cancer also occurs in men, but the rate is much lower, about 1 in 833). In…

Emory Libraries celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Emory Libraries is pleased to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place each year between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. This period commemorates the important contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean and Spain. Did you know that there are more…

Emory Libraries is proud to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

Every June, we take the opportunity to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ members of our community. Pride is about lifting each other up, honoring our long struggle for equality, and recommitting ourselves to the fight against all forms of oppression that still exist.  This year, in honor of the Tokyo Olympics beginning this summer, we wanted to call attention…

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Emory Libraries

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Did you know that there are more than 24 million people who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander in the United States today? The U.S. Census defines Asians as people whose backgrounds are from East, Southeast, and South Asia. This includes countries such as China, India,…

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the contributions Jewish Americans have made to the United States since they first arrived in New Amsterdam in 1654. Jewish American Heritage Month had its origins in 1980 when Congress passed Pub. L. 96-237, which authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating…