Office for RACE Newsletter

August 2017

Welcome!

The Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE) is newly established and we have been working hard all summer to develop initiatives and programs that educate, engage, and support our students in exploring how race as a construct informs our experiences, communities, and everyday interactions with each other as we move through life. Our programs also seek to provide forums for students to dialogue and engage within and across racial and cultural communities.

As educators, we strive to directly confront and counter racism and discrimination and condemn all acts of injustice. Recent events in Charlottesville have shown us that we must continue to seek ways to dismantle systems of oppression and provide healthy and productive opportunities for students to dialogue, coalition build, and create active learning environments. To that end, I hope that you all continue to remain engaged with our office throughout the year and that you use free expression and intellectual curiosity as driving forces toward a journey to racial justice.

-Tiffany Del Valle, Associate Director

We want to meet you!

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Sign up here to be a facilitator!

Responsibilities include choosing topics, leading discussions, and serving as a role model.

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Apply to be a part of Breaking Bread!

Join us for Breaking Bread on Sept 17th. Breaking Bread is a discussion around racial justice issues that takes place over a 3 course meal. Sign up at the link below! Space is limited. Deadline Sept. 8th

JOIN THE CENTRO LATINO ADVISORY BOARD

The Centro Latino advisory board is currently seeking new members.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to apply.

The Centro Latino at Emory is an cultural space dedicated to providing a space and forum for events that raise awareness, educate, or build community around and within the Latinx/Hispanic community. The Centro Latino is managed through a collaborative partnership between the Centro Latino Advisory Board and the office for Racial and Cultural Engagement. The management includes but is not limited to, addressing concerns related to the use of the space and supporting the Latinx/Hispanic community through recommendations and coalition building.

The office of RACE is hiring!

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We are hiring 4 undergraduate programming assistants and 1 graduate assistant to join our team! Flexible scheduling available. Please see job postings by visiting https://emory.joinhandshake.com