Impacting Communities

To fix or eliminate the systems that enable acts of prejudice and social injustice, we must all take action. Our work cannot be done in isolation, and our work demands a significant investment of time and financial resources.

As a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation campus, Agnes Scott partners with local and community groups, as well as the campus community, in projects that advance transformational racial change, promote racial healing and erase structural barriers to equity and equal opportunity.

In the fall of 2020, we presented to the college community the TRHT action plan that outlines the overall vision, mission and values of TRHT at Agnes Scott College.

We will:

  • Prominently promote our social justice commitment on the college's website and ensure it is embedded in every department.
  • Conduct a minimum of two significant webinars on anti-racism featuring alumnae, prominent social justice figures, community partners and Agnes Scott faculty and staff every semester.
  • Collaborate with community partners to bring distinguished speakers to our community.
  • Work with community partners to facilitate workshops and training sessions for local and community groups, such as:
    • The Sep. 23 Town Hall for Kids hosted by the ASC TRHT, the Dekalb County Library, Decatur High School Black Student Union, Students Organizing Against Racism, and City Schools of Decatur for students in grades eight through 12 on issues of social justice and race in America
    • The Nov. 14 Native American Heritage Month Community Conversation with the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights
    • The Jan. 14 City of Decatur Strategic Planning 202’s Forum on Equity and Racial Justice.
  • Establish a board of advisors on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion issues. The board’s role will be to guide work on JEDI issues at the college so that we can impact JEDI issues in the world.
  • Pursue efforts to achieve sustainability for the work of the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion and secure resources and expertise to confront racism and promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our communities.
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