RACE Programs

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Mentoring, Opportunities, and Resources at Emory (MORE) is a peer-mentoring program that aims to facilitate the transition of incoming students to the Emory community. First-year students are paired with peer mentors during the fall semester. These MORE Mentors help incoming students get acclimated to Emory both socially and academically by meeting with them weekly throughout the fall semester. In addition to this, students will participate in monthly workshops centered on racial justice that help develop first-years personally and professionally. 

Current Emory students interested in serving as MORE Mentors can apply here

Incoming first-year students interested in participating in the MORE Program can register here

These events occur several times throughout the year and are an opportunity for students to come together and dialogue about issues related to race and racial justice. Students interested in engaging discussions about race in an intimate, engaging atmosphere are encouraged to participate. 

Art, Atlanta, Activism (AAA) is a student art expo and signature program hosted by our office. The event features student artists in the Emory community as well as Atlanta based artists and activists whose work explores the interplay between art and racial justice. Powerful stories are told from a variety of perspectives including but not limited to visual and performing arts such as: mixed media, paintings, murals, sculpture, photography, spoken word, theatre, music, and dance. The event not only provides a platform that explores racial justice through the arts but also raises consciousness on a myriad of social and political issues. It engages and helps empower the audience to think critically about the actions that we as a community and as a society must take in order to liberate ourselves and others. “Truth is a beauty, whether pretty or not” as said by Yrsa Daley-Ward; therefore, the Office for RACE supports artists whose subject matter has the power to incite meaningful social and political conversations, create healing, and fuel the awakening of the Emory community, and beyond.

 

Check out the winners of our visual and performance art categories on our Facebook!

Summit on Race is an annual event that brings together various racial communities on campus to discuss the (re)construction of race in the contemporary United States. The Summit of Race aims to facilitate the construction of new understandings on race. 

The office hosts a welcome event for all first-year students of color during move-in day. This event is an opportunity for students and families to learn about our programs, meet other students of color, and obtain resources. 

This year, the Students of Color Welcome will take place on Saturday, August 25 in Cox Hall Ballroom from 2-3:30pm. Look for this event in your Orientation Guide for more information. 

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