Posts Tagged: Affinity months

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…

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…

Fighting AAPI attacks and discrimination

The shootings last month at three Atlanta-area Asian spas were a shocking wake-up call to many people unaware of how serious the attacks on Asians and Asian Americans have become in the U.S., especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Six of the eight people who died were Asian women, 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…

Celebrate Black History Month 2021 by Exploring Black Newspapers

This is the third in a series of posts highlighting digital collections that celebrate Black history. As filmmaker Stanley Nelson noted, “from the publication of the first African-American newspaper in 1827, the pioneering men and women of the black press have given voice to stories and events that otherwise would have gone undocumented” (The Black…

Celebrate Black History Month with E-books

This is the second in a series of posts highlighting digital collections that celebrate Black history. In honor of Black History Month, the Woodruff Library has compiled a small selection of recommended books and e-book collections for you to explore. Take some time to re-read a classic or find a new author to try! OverDrive…

Celebrate Black History Month with Streaming Video

This is the first of a series of posts highlighting digital collections that celebrate Black history. With the Libraries’ subscription to Academic Video Online (AVON) and other streaming video services, members of the Emory community can access hundreds of documentary films that celebrate the Black experience in the United States and abroad. Here’s a list of…

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…

World AIDS Day 2020 and the virtual AIDS Memorial Quilt

World AIDS Day 2020 is Tuesday, Dec. 1, marking its 32nd year of observance. The theme for 2020 is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact” (“Erradicar la epidemia del VIH/SIDA: Resiliencia e Impacto”). In collaboration with the NAMES Project, Quilt on the Quad Emory organized one the largest collegiate displays of AIDS memorial quilt…