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Don’t miss these Emory events in July
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Emory has multiple fun and educational programs to enjoy this month. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar and attend some exciting events.

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From the farmers market to a documentary screening, check out these fun and educational programs happening throughout July at Emory. Whether you want to beat the heat with indoor activities such as webinars, books and movies or start training for the Winship 5K, there are a variety of options to keep you busy. Be sure to mark these dates on your July calendar and attend some exciting events.

1. Sharpen your video production skills.

Looking to sharpen your video production and technical skills? The video production team drop-in is a wonderful place to start. These virtual drop-ins hosted by the Academic Production team will be held on Wednesdays (July 10, July 17, July 24 and July 31) from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Zoom. Emory faculty and staff are invited to drop in and learn about online video topics such as lighting, audio, equipment and more.

2. Participate in a diversity and inclusion webinar.

Summer is the perfect time to participate in a webinar to improve your environment and experience — and that of your coworkers and colleagues, too. Throughout July, Human Resources is hosting webinars focused on diversity, equity and inclusion education for Emory University employees. On Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m., make plans to attend the Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation” webinar. Later in the month on Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m., register for the “Practicing Allyship Series: Navigating a Multigenerational Workplace” webinar. Advance registration is required for both events.

3. Learn about the global plastic crisis.

Plastic pollution is an ever-growing issue that is detrimental to the environment, plants, animals and humans. Learn more about possible solutions to the plastic crisis by heading to the Science Gallery Theatre on Friday, July 12, from 6-10 p.m. for a screening of the documentary “Plastic Earth.”  A Q&A panel featuring local leaders will follow the film screening. Admission to the theatre is free, but guests are asked to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Science Gallery Atlanta is at 225 Rogers St. NE, in Atlanta.

4. Spend a Sunday at the Carlos Museum for free.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum is offering free admission on Sunday, July 14, from 12-5 p.m. The museum offers a variety of artwork and activities for visitors such as family guides and “SmARTy packs,” making for a more enriching experience. The museum is currently featuring a special summer exhibition “Together: Selections from the Cochran Collection of African American Art” in addition to its permanent collections. Admission includes access to the permanent galleries and the special summer exhibition.

5. Prepare for the Winship 5K by joining a running group.

The Winship 5K is just around the corner on Saturday, Sept. 28. Race registration is open now, and you can join a fun and supportive running community to prepare for the race. Healthy Emory is partnering with Blomeyer Health Fitness Center and Big Peach Running Company to host the groups.

The weekly runs begin on Monday, July 15, and continue through Friday, Sept. 27. Options include many groups offered across the metro Atlanta area that meet at various times. Individuals of all experience levels are invited to attend. Register to join a group through Healthy Emory.

6. Enjoy a night out with Oxford College.

“A Night Out with Oxford in Atlanta” offers an exciting opportunity to celebrate and connect with fellow Oxford College alumni on Tuesday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Druid Hills Golf Club, located at 740 Clifton Road in Atlanta. The reception will include drinks, heavy appetizers and remarks from Oxford College Dean Badia Ahad. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

7. Stock up on produce, baked goods and more.

Catch the Emory Farmers Market one more time this summer before the academic year begins in August. Head to McDonough Plaza on Tuesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. for in-season produce from the Oxford Organic Farm, baked goods from market staple Legacy Bakers, hot food from Rey’s Cuban Cafe, coffee from Shipped Coffee Co. and more.

8. Hold a conversation with Georgia art collectors.

Head to the Michael C. Carlos Museum for a curational conversation with collectors Wes and Missy Cochran on Wednesday, July 24, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The conversation will focus on relationships turned friendships, salon, workshop and studio visits and growing a collection ethically. The program will be held in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, “Together: Selections from the Cochran Collection of African American Art.” Participants must register in advance.

9. Beat the heat by streaming popular films and documentaries.

With temperatures in the 90s, you might be inclined to stay indoors with the air conditioning. It’s easy to do when your Emory NetID allows you to access thousands of popular films and documentaries on platforms like Kanopy. Faculty, staff and students can use the platform to download popular titles like “Parasite” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Check out the Emory Libraries website for the full list of streaming platforms.

10. Relax while enjoying some Emory-produced entertainment.

It may be quiet in Emory’s classrooms this summer, but that doesn’t mean learning stops. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out a variety of podcasts and books created by members of the Emory community.

Emory podcast creators cover a wide range of topics on their shows. Listeners interested in aligning their health and well-being may find “The Whole Health Cure” with Emory primary care physician and lifestyle medicine expert Sharon Bergquist intriguing, while others interested in sports analytics can get their fill from “Fanalytics,” hosted by Mike Lewis, marketing professor at Goizueta Business School.

Books from Emory authors traverse an equally diverse field of topics. Learn more about Lebron James’ impact in “The Book of James: The Power, Politics and Passion of LeBron” by Valerie Babb, Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities in African American Studies and English at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. More interested in fiction? Check out “Omnis: Last Man of Earth.” Authored by Derrick Howard, professor of practice and director of the Externship Program and Professionalism Program in Emory’s School of Law, this Afrofuturistic novel is an action-packed journey focused on a struggle for survival decades in the future.

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