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Emory University, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB)

1440 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30322

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The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University

Presents the Public Symposium:

Black-Latinx Solidarity
Exploring the politics and promise of working together for a better world.

Overview:
Black and Latino/a/x people are often portrayed in academic and popular discussions as comrades in inequality and discrimination. By implication, these groups are perceived to be natural allies of each other. While there are numerous examples of cross-group collaboration, there are also distinctions in black and Latinx experiences, which sometimes lead these groups to different, and sometimes competing policy preferences. Under what conditions do black and Latinx groups forge collaborations, and what conditions exacerbate tensions between the groups? We have convened an interdisciplinary panel of scholars who study the relationships between these groups to explore the possibilities for cross-group solidarity.

Visit www.jwji.emory.edu for more details + speaker bios.

Featured Speakers:

  • Alan Aja, Brooklyn College, associate professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies and author of Race, Racialization, and the Miami Afro-Cuban Experience

  • Andrea Benjamin, University of Missouri, assistant professor of political science and author of Racial Coalition Building

  • Darlene Rodriguez, Kennesaw State University, assistant professor of social work and social justice activist

  • Angela Stuesse, UNC-Chapel Hill, assistant professor of anthropology and author of Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South

Directions & Parking

From Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport

By Taxi: Follow the signs to Ground Transportation, located in the main terminal building, and you will find taxis waiting. The cost is approximately $35-$45 one-way. The WHSCAB is located across from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on Clifton Road, at the corner of Asbury Circle and Clifton Road. For further information, see details on the airport's web site or call 404-762-6087.

By Shuttle: Follow the signs to Ground Transportation, located in the main terminal building. Shuttle service is available from the airport to major hotels as well as directly to the Emory campus. For reservations, please visit the Ground Transportation Center's Island "B" in the Ground Transportation Center.

By Public Transportation: Follow the signs to MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) near Ground Transportation. One-way fare is $2.50 and is available from vending machines (accepting cash or credit). "Breeze" cards can be loaded with value based on number of trips (5, 15, etc.) or time period (1 day, 1 week, 1 month). Assistance is available. (More information, visit MARTA's guide to Breeze.)

From Airport Station, here is the main way to reach the Emory Campus:

Ride any train Northbound to Lindbergh MARTA station. Exit station (being sure to "tap out" your card at the turnstile, which grants a bus transfer) and hop on the Route 6 Emory bus (map and schedules online). Ask the bus driver to let you off on the corner of Asbury Circle and Clifton Road. WHSCAB is the large triangular building on the corner.

By Car: Many rental companies have locations in the airport. See the airport's car rental information page. Once you have a vehicle, take I-85 North to the Clairmont Road exit and turn right onto Clairmont Road. Continue on Clairmont for approximately 3.5 miles until it intersects with North Decatur Road. Turn right and stay on North Decatur until it intersects with Clifton Road. Turn right on Clifton Road. WHSCAB is the large triangular building, just past Emory University Hospital, across from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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By Car

From the North: Take I-85 South to the Clairmont Road exit and turn left onto Clairmont Road. Continue on Clairmont for approximately 3.5 miles until it intersects with North Decatur Road. Turn right and stay on North Decatur until it intersects with Clifton Road. Turn right on Clifton Road. WHSCAB is the large triangular building, just past Emory University Hospital, across from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

By Car (from the Airport/South):take I-85 North to the Clairmont Road exit and turn right onto Clairmont Road. Continue on Clairmont for approximately 3.5 miles until it intersects with North Decatur Road. Turn right and stay on North Decatur until it intersects with Clifton Road. Turn right on Clifton Road. WHSCAB is the large triangular building, just past Emory University Hospital, across from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Parking: The closest parking deck is at Michael's Street. See details on the University's parking web site or contact the party you are visiting at WHSC.

Public Transportation

There are several different ways to reach Emory via MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). One-way fare is $2.50 and is available from vending machines (accepting cash or credit). "Breeze" cards can be loaded with value based on number of trips (5, 15, etc.) or time period (1 day, 1 week, 1 month). More information, visit MARTA's guide to Breeze.)

From Lindbergh Station

Ride any train Northbound to Lindbergh MARTA station. Exit station (being sure to "tap out" your card at the turnstile, which grants a bus transfer) and hop on the Route 6 Emory bus (map and schedules online). Ask the bus driver to let you off on the corner of Asbury Circle and Clifton Road. WHSCAB is the large triangular building on the corner.

From Inman Park - Reynoldstown Station

Take the Route 6 Emory bus from the northern (Inman Park) bus bay at Inman Park - Reynoldstown MARTA station. Exit station (being sure to "tap out" your card at the turnstile, which grants a bus transfer) and get on the bus. It leaves approximately every 30 minutes. Ask the bus driver to let you off on the corner of Haygood Drive and Clifton Road. WHSCAB is the large triangular building on the corner (across the street).

From Decatur Station

Take the 36 North Decatur Rd. / Virginia Highland bus from the bus bay at Decatur Station and ride to Clifton Road. Ask the bus driver to let you off on the corner of North Decatur and Clifton. To reach WHSCAB, walk down Clifton Road about a half a mile, past the hospital (on your left). WHSCAB is the large triangular building on the corner the intersection with Asbury Circle / Haygood.

From Midtown Station

Take the 36 North Decatur Rd. / Virginia Highland bus from the bus bay at Midtown Station and ride to Clifton Road. Ask the bus driver to let you off on the corner of North Decatur and Clifton. To reach WHSCAB, walk down Clifton Road about a half a mile, past the hospital (on your left). WHSCAB is the large triangular building on the corner the intersection with Asbury Circle / Haygood.

By Cliff Shuttle

Emory University offers a free shuttle system called Cliff, with routes running throughout campus as well as between Emory locations outside the main campus. Buses link Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital (Downtown Atlanta) and Emory University Hospital Midtown (Downtown / Midtown Atlanta). There is also a shuttle that runs back and forth between the main Emory campus and Decatur MARTA station, in Downtown Decatur.

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1440 Clifton Road

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