Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

Thursday February 15th at 3:30 PM

Film Viewing and dinner

Film: Bob Marley: One Love (2 hours) Location: AMC Madison Yards 8 Time: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM After film discussion: Dive Girl restaurant for food, drinks, and discussions Contact: John Doan via Teams if you would like to join.

February 28th from 12 PM - 2 PM

SJWG Lunch and Learn: Documentary Viewing: "Stamped from the Beginning"

Using innovative animation and expert insights, this documentary based on Ibram X. Kendi's bestseller explores the history of racist ideas in America.

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Past Events & Activities

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February 2024

Black History Month Trivia

explored and honored the rich history, culture, and achievements of African American people

January 2024

Film Viewing and dinner

Film: Origin (2 hours, 21 minutes) Location: AMC Madison Yards 8 Time: 3:15 PM-6:15 PM After film discussion: Dive Girl restaurant for food, drinks, and discussions

November 2023

Giving Thanks: Sharing Our Cultural Traditions

The Social Justice Working Group hosted a social event to share cultural traditions around this time of year. This casual gathering provided a space for us to appreciate diverse perspectives and perhaps identify similarities.

November 2023

"Killers of the Flower Moon" Viewing and Discussion

Attendees viewed the film and held a discussion after viewing.

October 2023

Emory Research and Social Justice: A Panel and Discussion at Emory ORA Research Week

Three Emory researchers presented their research related to social justice issues followed by a Q&A period. Each presentation will be 20 minutes leaving 25 minutes for Q&A.

October 2023

SJWG: Discussion Panel: "PBS presents: American Experience: Stonewall Uprising"

The Social Justice Working Group hosted a PBS documentary watch & discussion on “American Experience: Stonewall Uprising” next Wednesday, October 18, starting at 11:45am.

September 2023

What is Latinx? Health and Identity Labels

Speakers: Dr. Roxana Chicas, Dr. Taina Figueroa, Mr. David Ramirez Description: Dr. Chicas will spoke on her findings on her study titled “2022 LatinX Health Assessment.” Dr. Figueroa spoke on the term “LatinX”, its history and advocacy for applying the term. Mr. Ramirez spoke about identity labels as he knows them to be in Mexico and the larger Spanish-speaking world, and how they contrast with those used in the United States.

May 2023

The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement In America

Dr. Reséndez discussed his book, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.

April 2023

Emory Research and Social Justice: A Panel and Discussion at Dragon Awards & Spring Training Conference 2023

Three Emory researchers from Emory school of medicine will present their research related to social justice issues followed by a Q&A period. Each presentation will be 15 minutes leaving 30 minutes for Q&A. Siva Bhavani, MD: Investigation into Racial Bias in Temporal Artery Thermometers; Saria Hassan, MD, MPH: The Impact of Climate Change on Health Disparities; Francois Rollin, MD, MPH: The Misuse of Race in Medical Research…and strategies to stop it

March-April 2023

1619 Project Film Viewing

The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.

March 2023


Dr. Elazar-DeMota (Emory Affiliated Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Religion) addressed the halakhic (Jewish legal) issues of slavery and how jurists, merchants, and philosophers of the Amsterdam's Portuguese Jewish community contributed to the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic debate on slavery and slave trade.

February 2023

Black History Month Trivia

Trivia with ORA SJWG highlighting the history, culture, and achievements of African American people

January 2023


A broad overview of the history of the British Empire, and its afterlives in the present. The talk will cover the violent rise of the British Empire to global power in the nineteenth century, British colonialism in Asia and Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, decolonisation, and forms of neo-colonialism that persist in the present. Throughout, we will reflect on the relation between imperialism, racial capitalism, and the environment, considering how the British Empire has been central to the expansion of global inequality, racial injustice, and the climate crisis.

August 2022

Frontline - PBS Documentary, NRA Under Fire: Reactions on Recent Shootings

Viewing of the documentary followed up by a discussion

May 2022

Adam Ruins Everything Series Viewing

This series included, "Adam Ruins Everything: Voting", "Adam Ruins Everything - America", and "Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Prisons" with each viewing followed by a discussion.

February 2022

Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten

A viewing of the PBS documentary, "Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten" followed up by a discussion

February 2022

How to Lead Discussions About Racism: A Primer for Facilitators

In this training, facilitators learned how to set the stage to facilitate open-hearted conversations around race,

April-May 2021

Asian Americans: A PBS Series

This series explored the impact of Asian Americans on the country's past, present, and future.

April 2021

Fake News Discussion

Dr. Miller will present to our group with the goal of introducing ORA staff to this topic to become better news consumers.

Spring 2021

Wondrous Worlds Exhibition

It will explore the long history, vast geographic expanse, and remarkable diversity of works of art in the Islamic world.

Spring 2021

CECR a and Unconscious Bias Training for Leadership and Staff

March 2021

Pronouns Training

Ms. Pendleton, Assistant Director from the office of LGBT life will present on the importance of using the correct pronouns to address our colleagues.

February 2021

Needs Assessment Survey

We want to give the staff an opportunity to share how they would like to engage with the SJWG to align with goals of One ORA, and to learn about their interests and training needs.

December 2020

Danny Lyon Photographs from the 1960s

Presented in collaboration with the Carlos Museum. Led by Andrea Mackenzie, Carlos Museum Curator, who explained the work of Danny Lyon, renowned photographer for his work of the Civil Rights Movement leaders