DEI Week

The week is meant to bring the community together as Emory & Henry College considers the beauty of our differences, the challenges of treating one another with equity and the richness of shared experiences. 

We are excited to announce our MLK Convocation for 2021 entitled “Good Trouble Comes in All Colors: Allyship Matters” will be held from January 14th, 2021 - January 23rd, 2021.

Dr. Danielle McGuireDr. Danielle McGuireWe are honored to be joined by Dr. Danielle McGuire for her keynote address titled “Good Trouble: Rosa Parks and the Radical Roots of the Montgomery Bus Boycott”.

Danielle McGuire is an award-winning historian, public speaker and author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance-a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf), which won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Lillian Smith Book Award. She is the recipient of the Lerner Scott Prize for best dissertation in women’s history.


Events:

  • APEC MLK Celebration: Ruby Sales Presentation

    January 14, 6:00pm
    Emory & Henry Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has partnered with Abingdon Peace and Education Center (APEC) to bring you a presentation by legendary civil rights activist Ruby Sales. Ms. Sales was present at the Selma to Montgomery marches. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to partner with the Lyceum Program for this talk. Keep reading
  • MLK Week of Celebration: Anti-Racism Sermon with Dr. Hopkins

    January 17, 11:00am
    As part of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’s MLK Celebration 2021 Celebration, Dr. Jamal Hopkins will lead us in an Anti-Racism Sermon. Dr. Hopkins is Dean of Dickerson-Green Theological Seminary is a Pedagogy Fellow at Yale University’s Center for Faith and Culture, where he is part of the Christ and Being Human Project. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to partner with the Lyceum Program for this lecture. Keep reading
  • MLK Week of Celebration: Discussion with Religious Leaders

    January 17, 3:00pm
    Join our host and Director of the Inclusion & Dialogue Center Rev. Sharon Bowers as she leads a panel of Religious Leaders in a discussion of MLK and his legacy. Keep reading
  • MLK Week of Celebration: Sabbath, Self-Care & Sleep

    January 18, 9:00am
    Todd Stanley LPC, Susan Stanley RN, and Rev. Sharon Bowers will discuss the importance of sabbath, self-care & sleep. We are living in unprecedented times and it is more important than ever to take care of ourselves & each other. Our panel will give us practical initiatives that we can implement in our routines to improve our mental and physical health. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to partner with the Lyceum Program for this talk. Keep reading
  • MLK Week of Celebration: “Good Trouble: Rosa Parks and the Radical Roots of the Montgomery Bus Boycott” with Dr. Danielle McGuire

    January 18, 10:00am
    Dr. Danielle McGuire is an award-winning historian, public speaker and author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance-a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. Dr. McGuire looks at the civil rights movement through a feminist lens. In her lecture titled “Good Trouble: Rosa Parks and the Radical Roots of the Montgomery Bus Boycott”, Dr. McGuire will discuss the real history behind Rose Parks and the women behind MLK and the Civil Rights Movement. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to partner with the Lyceum Program for this talk. Keep reading
  • MLK Week of Celebration: Lunch & Learn with President John Wells

    January 18, 12:15pm
    President John Wells will speak to students, faculty and staff about his experiences and knowledge about social justice and the legacy of MLK in this current civil rights movement. President Wells will also be answering questions, so please bring a question & your lunch for this wonderful opportunity. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to partner with the Lyceum Program for this talk. Keep reading
  • MLK Week of Celebration: “The First Rainbow Coalition” with Hy Thurman

    January 18, 2:00pm
    Hy Thurman joins us for our MLK Week of Celebration to discuss his experiences with The First Rainbow Coalition and the importance of allyship. The Rainbow Coalition was a multicultural coalition developed in 1969 when the Chicago Black Panther Party formed alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based groups, including the Young Lords Organization and the Young Patriots. Hy Thurman was a founder of the Young Patriots. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to partner with the Lyceum Program for this talk. Keep reading
  • MLK Week of Celebration: MLK Workshops

    January 18, 6:00pm
    The MLK workshops provide an opportunity for participants to deep dive into a particular subject that interests them. We will be offering the following workshops all at the same time, 6 PM on Monday January 18, 2021. You will use the corresponding links to register for the event that you prefer to attend. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to partner with the Lyceum Program for these workshops. Keep reading