Posts Tagged: Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

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…

Linguistic Diversity at Emory Libraries: A New Focus on Telugu for our South Asia Collection

This is the second of a series of blog posts to highlight the Libraries’ efforts to build more inclusive and diverse collections, from reflecting under-represented groups and marginalized populations to acquiring more unique material from smaller publishers, to better representing our communities and their interests. South Asia is one of the most linguistically diverse regions…

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 Collection Diversity Efforts Blog Series

This is the first of a series of blog posts to highlight the Libraries’ efforts to build more inclusive and diverse collections, from reflecting under-represented groups and marginalized populations to acquiring more unique material from smaller publishers, to better representing our communities and their interests. The Emory Libraries are continually assessing and evaluating our collection…

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…

Celebrating International Pronouns Day October 21

Today is International Pronouns Day! Emory Libraries celebrates the entirety of every person who comes through our doors, and we are proud to promote respect and affirmation of everyone’s pronouns. What is a pronoun, anyway? Pronouns are the words that we use when referring to each other in the third person. For example, I use…

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sources for Feature Films

As National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on Oct. 15, we’d like to highlight some additional resources. The Emory Libraries hold thousands of streaming video titles, including educational documentaries, feature films, and primary source materials such as interviews. This blog post focuses on some of the platforms and feature films that may be…

Emory Libraries celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month: Digital Primary Sources

Emory Libraries is pleased to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place each year between September 15 and October 15. This event 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…

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…

What is Juneteenth and Why Didn’t I know About it Sooner?!

By Chaundria Campos, Library Specialist, Oxford College Library Growing up in Georgia as a black woman provided me with endless opportunities to better understand my culture. But somehow, I missed out on the chance to learn about and celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth or “Freedom Day” is celebrated on June 19th to recognize the day that emancipated…

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…