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  • The Inclusion & Dialogue Center commemorates the National Day of Prayer

    The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. The president is required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. The Inclusion & Dialogue Center invites everyone to join us in setting aside some time today for prayer, meditation or quiet reflection.  Keep reading
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates Cinco De Mayo

    Today, we remember our Mexican sisters, brothers and siblings as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! We acknowledge that small victories can often lead to big wins. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in many parts of the world and is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. Although this victory was short lived it is a reminder that “all things are possible” and that we should not despise small beginnings. Join the Inclusion & Dialogue Center as we commemorate this day. Keep reading
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion commemorates the 65th Anniversary of Women’s Clergy Rights in the UMC

    Yesterday, May 4th, 2021, was the 65th Anniversary of Women’s Clergy Rights in the United Methodist Conference! While our own Rev. Sharon Bowers is thrilled to honor this historic day, she also shared that we have “many more miles to go before we sleep. Full rights for women everywhere!” We couldn’t agree with her more.  Keep reading
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Celebrates Diversity Awareness Month in April

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emory & Henry College is celebrating April as Diversity Awareness Month! Both April and October are celebrated as Diversity Awareness Months. We would like to highlight some celebrations, holidays and initiatives taking place this month! Keep reading
  • Women’s History Month Staff Spotlight: Rev. Sharon Bowers

    March is Women’s History Month! All March, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will be spotlighting some of the incredible women who make Emory & Henry College the outstanding institution that it is.

    Today we are highlighting Rev. Sharon Bowers!  Keep reading
  • March is Irish-American Heritage Month

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Inclusion & Dialogue Center honors Irish-American Heritage Month!
    This month please consider the incredible resilience of Irish-Americans and their contributions to our country. Irish-Americans have proven to be steadfast and devoted to their culture and our country. Please take a look at the below links for more information about our Irish American brothers, sisters and siblings’ heritage.
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  • We Stand In Solidarity with our Asian American Sisters, Brothers and Siblings

    Dear E & H Family,

    The violence against our Asian sisters, brothers and siblings must stop. Eight people in the Atlanta area were killed due to senseless acts of evil and racism. We refuse to condone this type of behavior. We must learn that difference is not evil and that there is room for diversity, equity and inclusion in this world. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. Let us unite to bring healing to our world. Keep reading
  • The Office Of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Celebrates President Biden’s Victories for Equality

    Emory & Henry College Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates the Biden administration’s latest victories in championing equity in the United States.  Keep reading
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Celebrates Kwanzaa

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has celebrated Kwanzaa on their social media by walking through each of the 7 days & principles. The Office of DEI wants to honor all those who celebrate Kwanzaa & celebrate with you. Please read on to learn more about the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. Keep reading
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion announces MLK Week of Celebration: “Good Trouble Comes In All Colors: Allyship Matters” offerings

    Hello Emory & Henry Community,

    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.

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  • The Office of DEI Honors the Beginning of Hanukkah

    Greetings to all our Jewish sisters and brothers. Tonight begins the Jewish Festival of Lights or Hanukkah! Keep reading
  • The Inclusion & Dialogue Center Honors World AIDS Day

    Today is World AIDS Day and, together, may we stop, think, and reflect on the lives of the many people affected by HIV/AIDS throughout the years and all over the globe. We must consider those that have lost the battle with HIV/AIDS and those that are living with HIV/AIDS today.

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  • DEI Celebrates First Gen: Dr. Scott Boltwood

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Braxton Justice

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: MaKayla Hardesty

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Madison Owens

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Rachel Worley

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Sandra Coffee

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • The Office of DEI & The ID Center Honor Veteran’s Day 2020

    To all the military veterans: “Thank You For Your Service!” We would like take a few moments to acknowledge and offer a sincere word of thanks to those who served and continue to serve in various capacities in the military in both combat and non combat zones throughout the world on behalf of the United States of America. We are immensely grateful to be the beneficiaries of freedom because the women and men in uniform defended our great people and our great country. Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Abby Hockett

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrate First Gen Students: Miranda Quarles

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • Your Vote Matters!

    Early Voting in Virginia ends Saturday, October 31st, 2020. Keep reading
  • LGBTQ+ Reading List

    In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has curated the following reading list. This book list includes some titles from our region and other global stories to help us expand our understanding of the varied and rich LGBTQ+ experiences. If you do not see a book listed here that you think would be a valuable addition, let our office know and we will add it. Keep reading
  • October is LGBTQAI+ History Month

    Did you know that October is LGBTQ+ History Month? Since 1994 this month has been an opportunity for citizens across the country to learn about and reflect upon the wide-ranging positive influences LGBTQ+ persons have had on all facets of our lives. Politics, the arts, sports, entertainment, and academia are but a few of the areas influenced by our LGBTQ+ friends and allies. Keep reading
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Emory & Henry College

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Emory & Henry’s campus. Many states, government agencies and other colleges and universities have shifted away from observing Columbus Day, recognizing the many contributions of the Indigenous people to our society. Keep reading
  • VP Holloway & Dean Bowyer Respond to Targeted Vandalism

    Yesterday afternoon our offices were notified that an act of vandalism occurred on the Emory campus. Several students’ final art projects expressing support for the Black Lives Matter Movement were torn down, moved and even destroyed. The malicious destruction of college approved artwork is unacceptable and demonstrates a complete disregard for how hard students worked on an academic assignment. Keep reading
  • Reverend Sharon Bowers named Interim Associate Chaplain

    Reverend Bowers will also provide leadership and oversight for the development of the Inclusion and Dialogue Center and will work closely with historically underrepresented and traditionally marginalized student populations.

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  • Emory & Henry to Host Series of Events to Celebrate Black History Month

    Emory & Henry College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events that will take place on campus during the month of February. Keep reading
  • Emory & Henry Celebrates the Work of Women in Civil Rights

    Emory & Henry College will hold a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week of Awareness January 18-26, 2020 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Keep reading
  • Professor and Students Study the Value and Importance of Banned Books

    The week of September 22 is recognized as national Banned Books Week. For Travis Proffitt’s class, the subject of banned books is a semester-long discussion.  This is the second year that Proffitt, the director of academic diversity at Emory & Henry, has taught the course to first-year honors students.

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