Posts Tagged: Diversity

Emory Libraries Celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

  November is National American Indian Heritage Month, also commonly called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The first American Indian Day was celebrated by a few state governments shortly after the turn of the 20th century, but it wasn’t until 1990 that the federal government proclaimed the month of November as a time…

Statement on Systemic Racism and the Emory Libraries’ Commitment

To the Emory Community and our Friends, Supporters, and Patrons, The Emory Libraries staff shares in the pain and frustration felt by communities across the country from the ongoing racial injustice. We are angry, frustrated, and disheartened by the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks (Georgia), Breonna Taylor (Kentucky), George Floyd (Minnesota), Tony…

Queer Punks and Radicals: LGBTQ+ Pride Month

As June 2020 draws to a close, it may in retrospect become one of the most notorious LGBTQ+ Pride Months yet. Already jolted by a pandemic’s effects on community gatherings, the sobering groundswell of activism in response to race-based oppression and violence has layered additional complexity atop this purported celebration. The added contradiction of legal…

LGBTQ+ Resources on the American South: LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By Paige Crowl, Teaching and Learning Librarian, Oxford College Library and Melissa Hackman, Sociology & Development Studies Librarian, Robert W. Woodruff Library Emory Libraries is excited to continue our celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month. Did you know? June 2020 is the 50th year of Pride celebrations in the United States! In…

LGBTQ Pride Month: Streaming Video at the Emory Libraries

Emory Libraries is pleased to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month in June. This month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, when a raid against the Stonewall Inn, a local gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City, resulted in an act of mass resistance that exploded into a protest of thousands. While…

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Emory Libraries

By Gautham Reddy, South Asian Studies and Religion librarian   Emory Libraries is pleased to celebrate Asian Amerian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May. This event commemorates the important contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Did you know that there are more than 24 million people who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander…

National Native American Heritage Month

November is the National Native American Heritage Month. Throughout this month, lecture series, cultural programs, exhibits, and other kinds of programs are organized to celebrate Native Americans’ culture, traditions, achievements, and contributions to our country. Eager to learn about the American Indian tribes of Georgia? Please check out the New Encyclopedia of Georgia about the Georgia Indians….

National First-Generation College Day

Today is National First-Generation College Day! To learn more about National First-Generation College Day, check out: 2019 First Generation College Celebration. For first generation college students, the excitement of getting that college acceptance letter comes with other complex emotions and challenges. It can be a confusing and frustrating experience, but it doesn’t have to be isolating….