Ama Fofie, director, diversity, equity, & inclusion at Goizueta, shares just some of the ways in which the community will honor Black History Month in 2022.
As we continue to honor the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout Black History Month, we also celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their crucial role in U.S. history. We invite you to celebrate with us, and the Emory community, and learn how to be a part of the continued effort to promote equity and justice across our community.
Honor our Goizueta Trailblazers by sharing their transformative experiences in a series of video recordings on how they helped pave the way for growth and opportunity in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In Our Hands: Improving Health Outcomes for Black Mothers and Infants
February 16, 5:00 p.m.
Virtual, Emory School of Medicine & the Office of Multicultural Affairs:
The Office of the Dean and the Office of Multicultural Affairs honor Emory’s first Black medical school graduate by sponsoring a conversation on a contemporary health concern in the Black community.
Please join the Office of the Dean and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for the 18th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes 67M 76MR, MD Memorial Lecture. This program honors Emory’s first Black medical school graduate by sponsoring a conversation on a contemporary health concern in the Black community. This year’s program, In Our Hands: Improving Health Outcomes for Black Mothers and Infants, will focus on what we as allies and health care providers can do to change the grim statistics facing Black mothers. Q&A will follow, and a resource list will be sent to all attendees. Register here.
Our Good Fortune: A History of Black Banking in the American South
February 21, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Virtual, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference
Brandon Windford, associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, guides a talk to explore the social, political, and economic history of Black banks in the region with rich details about the men and women bankers responsible for their existence. The everyday activities at work inside the bank have not always been recognized for what they might tell us about community dynamics. As a site of Black economic life, the Black bank was filled with drama, growth, theft, tragedy, strategy, democracy, disappointment, celebration, and misunderstanding. These financial institutions represented the possibilities and strivings of Black people and contributed to a thriving separate Black economy. Learn more here.
School of Law Annual MLK Jr. Day Lecture—“Anti-Antiracism: Fighting Backlash, Building Justice” (Rescheduled)
February 22, 5:00 p.m.
Virtual and in-person at Tull Auditorium in Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Road
Darren Hutchinson, Emory professor of law and inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice, will deliver the 2022 Emory Law Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture. Civil rights and social justice are the central foci of Hutchinson’s research, teaching, administrative work, and community engagement. He is widely known among legal academics and scholars in other fields for the rigor of his work and his sustained commitment to analyzing and remedying inequality. Register here.
Relocation & Realignment: The Political Impact of Black Migration and Politics
February 28, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Virtual, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference:
Keneshia Grant, associate professor of political science at Howard University, will present a short description of Black migration during the periods of enslavement, emancipation, and reconstruction. She will address the largest movement of Black people in the United States—The Great Migration—in terms of its impact on the overall United States population.
In addition, she will outline the argument of her recently published book: Black migration during the 20th century is a critical component of the story of American political party realignment and development. Finally, she will turn the audience’s attention to current issues in migration for Black people. These issues will include the return migration of Black people back to the South as well as gentrification and displacement. Learn more and register here.
Read more about the ways in which Goizueta’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion improves equity, reflects broader society, and enriches our community. For more information on how Black History Month began, and other Emory activities taking place to commemorate Black History Month, visit the Emory News Center.