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Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement

At Emory University

RACE Identity Spaces Temporary Closure

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Asian Student Center, Centro Latinx, and Emory Black Student Union will be closed through January 31, 2022. Please check our website for updates.

What's New

The Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement is now offering an Anti-Racism Facilitated Dialogue for Emory Student Leaders and Anti-Racism Student Organization Consultations.

Facilitated Dialogue

This facilitated dialogue is meant for student leaders who are interested in furthering their awareness and relationship to anti-racist thinking and concepts. During this facilitated dialogue we will talk through these concepts and provide a space for asking questions. It is not a training. Before requesting a dialogue please note the following:

  • 60 minute sessions
  • Maximum number of participants per session = 25
  • Requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of suggested dates/times

Request Anti-Racism for Student Leaders Facilitated Dialogue

Student Organization Consultation

This consultation is meant to help student organizations review their organizational guidelines and practices as they relate to issues of race and anti-racist concepts and can include review/discussion of events the org would like to host. Before requesting a consultation please note the following:

  • 60 minute sessions
  • Minimum of 2 Executive Board Members must be in attendance
  • Requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of suggested dates/times

Request Anti-Racism Student Organization Consultation

ODEI Self-Guided Learning Resources

Race dominates our personal lives. It manifests itself in our speech, dance, neighbors, and friends. Our very ways of talking, walking, eating and dreaming are shaped by notions of race. Race determines our economic prospects. The race-conscious market screens and selects us for manual jobs and professional careers, red-lines financing for real estate, green-lines our access to insurance, and even raises the price of that car we need to buy. Race permeates our politics. It alters electoral boundaries, shapes the disbursement of local, state, and federal funds, fuels the creation and collapse of political alliances, and twists the conduct of law enforcement. In short, race mediates every aspect of our lives.
– Ian F. Haney Lopez
The Social Construction of Race: Some Observations on Illusion, Fabrication, and Choice, 29 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 1-62, (Winter, 1994)