Racial and Social Justice Initiatives

In August 2020, in response to renewed calls from the Emory community to address critical issues of racial and social justice, President Gregory L. Fenves outlined multiple initiatives — some new, some ongoing — "to improve the Emory experience and live up to our values so that everyone feels a sense of belonging and shared purpose." Since that time, considerable progress has been made. Read more about these initiatives by following the links below.

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Add your voice to Emory’s climate survey on racial diversity, equity and inclusion

Oct. 19, 2021

Slavery, dispossession symposium at Emory connects student activism to restorative justice

Oct. 12, 2021

Emory’s Oxford College renames historic building for Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr.

Oct. 11, 2021

Emory unpacks history of slavery, dispossession

Sep. 28, 2021

Emory approves Land Acknowledgment recognizing displaced Indigenous nations

Sep. 27, 2021

Twin Memorials Working Group gets underway

Sep. 23, 2021

Get involved with ‘In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession’ symposium

Sep. 21, 2021

Renovated identity spaces unveiled on Emory’s Atlanta campus

Sep. 15, 2021

Emory creates Asian Student Center

Sep. 15, 2021

Students hope to foster greater sense of belonging at symposium on slavery and dispossession

Sep. 14, 2021

Symposium to offer new perspectives on Emory's history of slavery and dispossession

Sep. 1, 2021

Fall symposium connects activism to Emory’s history of slavery and land dispossession

Aug. 3, 2021

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021 Report evidences collective achievement

July 13, 2021

President Fenves responds to racial and social justice advisory committee reports

June 28, 2021

Message from President Fenves: Continuing to examine the Emory story

June 28, 2021

Juneteenth event to feature acclaimed doctor who overcame medical school rejection based on race

June 9, 2021

Emory hires new director of diversity and inclusion education and outreach

June 1, 2021

Emory issues call for proposals for fall symposium on slavery and dispossession

May 6, 2021

University Committee on Naming Honors creating roadmap for future

April 6, 2021

Report issued by Task Force on Untold Stories and Disenfranchised Populations

April 1, 2021

Emory joins the Universities Studying Slavery consortium

March 24, 2021

Work on identity spaces underway as part of racial and social justice initiatives

March 16, 2021

Emory joins launch of ATL Action for Racial Equity

Feb. 9, 2021