Juneteenth

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Observing Juneteenth: The Conversation Continues 

Featuring Dr. Walter Rucker and Dr. Carol E. Henderson

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT, Zoom Webinar

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A video recording will be posted on the “Emory OSRL” YouTube page after the event.

Join us for “Observing Juneteenth: The Conversation Continues,” featuring Dr. Walter Rucker, Professor of African American Studies and History in the Department of African American Studies at Emory University, and Dr. Carol E. Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer of Emory University. Dr. Rucker is the author of The River Flows On: Black Resistance Culture and Identity Formation in Early America and Gold Coast Diasporas: Identity, Culture, and Power. Dr. Rucker and Dr. Henderson will discuss Juneteenth through the lens of slavery and slave resistance, freedom and liberation, and will consider Emory University’s own legacies.

Sponsored by the Emory University Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. 

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Observing Juneteenth: The Long Arc of Justice 

A Conversation with The Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II

Thursday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. EDT, Zoom Webinar

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The Rev. Dr. Greg Ellison II, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling in the Candler School of Theology, and author of Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men and Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice, will speak with Dr. Carol E. Henderson, Emory’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer about the importance of Juneteenth, its significance for our current moment and its importance in reflecting on our own personal histories. Dr. Ellison’s research focuses on caring with marginalized populations, pastoral care as social activism, and 20th and 21st century mysticism. 

Sponsored by the Emory University Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. 

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Juneteenth - Giving Voice

Panelists: Sheryl L. Heron, MD, MPH, FACEP; Jada Bussey-Jones, MD, FACP; Nicole Franks, MD Moderator: Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD FACR This discussion will explore the significance of Juneteenth and the African-American experience; noted as a time appropriately for "assessment, self-improvement, and planning for the future." While diversity, equity, and inclusion have been championed in several areas, there is much-more work to be done. The School of Medicine prioritizes inclusive excellence and the authentic voices of our community. Sponsored by the Emory University School of Medicine. 

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