Campus News

March 15, 2011

Report From: The Office of Community and Diversity

Many ways to show that 'We are Emory'

Alex Christian is program coordinator in the Office of Community and Diversity

The Office of Community and Diversity is continuing to advance efforts to build community and working with others across campus to enhance access, equity and respect. Below is a sampling of what we're working on, or are proud to support.

We Are Emory

We Are Emory is a university-wide initiative launched by the Office of Community and Diversity that aims to recognize individuals cultivating community throughout Emory.

For the third year, We Are Emory will highlight 100 Community Builders. Do you know someone who enhances community and diversity at Emory? Nominate them!

Annually, a committee chooses 100 Community Builders to represent the exemplary work being conducted on our campuses. For 2011-12, the committee will also select three of the 100 Community Builders (a faculty, staff member and student) to receive a $500 grant to be used in some capacity at Emory to enhance access, equity and inclusion.

The Community Builders are featured on a poster. However, we also encourage everyone who identifies with their spirit to wear a "We are Emory" wristband or the newly-introduced "We are Emory" lapel pin, or take the "We are Emory" Pledge. 

Please visit to submit a nomination, take the pledge, friend us on Facebook and thank our honorees for the work they do that enhances our learning, living and working community.

A conversation with Salman Rushdie and Andrew Young

We are proud to be a supporting partner of a conversation with former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and Emory Distinguished Writer Residence Salman Rushdie on democracy and globalization.

The free event will be held at Morehouse College on March 23.

See: "A democratic, global conversation by Rushdie, Andrew Young" (Emory Report March 11, 2011)

For more information, contact Mika Pettigrew.

Other efforts for inclusion and equity include:

'It gets better'

In support of the LGBTQ community and the It Gets Better Project --  a nationwide movement of user-created video messages to inspire hope for young people facing harassment -- President Jim Wagner gives this message of strength and hope on behalf of the entire university:

Center for Women

The Center for Women at Emory has launched one of its most impressive Women's History Month programming yet, with more than 25 events to choose from. At the center of it all is "Entering the World Through Language," a three-day Women's History Month series featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove. 

See: Rita Dove residency highlights Women's History Month series (Emory Report March 4, 2011)

All events in the series are free and open to the public. Please visit the Center for Women website to learn more.

Office of Disability Services

A number of collaborators across campus will welcome Eli Clare to campus March 27-29. A white, disabled, gender-queer man, Clare is a writer, speaker and activist from Vermont. He has written a book of essays, "Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation" (South End Press, 1999, 2009) and a collection of poetry, "The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion" (Homofactus Press, 2007) and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies.

Contact Martha Wisbey for more information.

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

Emory's Office of Equal Opportunity Programs has a new home on campus and added new staff.

EOP moved in January from 1599 Clifton Road to the Administration Building, suites 110 and 305.

Associate Director Vivian Relta and Assistant Director Abigail Politzer are the two newest staff members. 

Staff members are available to respond to inquires in any of EOP's program areas, including learning and educational programs; policies and plans; recruitment, hiring and retention.

EOP's programs and services are available to all members of the University and Healthcare community.

Visit the Equal Opportunity Programs website to learn more.

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