History of the Program

Amid a groundswell of national attention to racial and social injustice, in the fall of 2020, Emory professors and students joined with Atlanta artists to explore how creative thinking and artistic expression can inspire change.

A partnership between the Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts (CCA) and the Ethics and the Arts program of the Emory University Center for Ethics, the Arts and Social Justice Fellowship was envisioned as an opportunity for faculty members to work alongside partnered ASJ Fellows to embed creative projects that reflect on social inequities into existing courses. 

Each month throughout the semester, the full cohort of six faculty, six ASJ Fellows and their students gathered to learn about each other’s work, and to exchange ideas across the university about the arts and social justice. The semester concluded with a public unveiling and citywide conversation to consider collectively the completed projects and the questions they raised.

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