September 13, 2022
Dear Oxford College neighbors,
 
At Oxford, we are settling into the fall semester, getting to know our new students, and helping our returning students get back into the swing of campus life. We’re off to a good start.
 
This week, we are hosting several community meetings in Oxford and Atlanta to provide an update on the Twin Memorials project. Our goal is to create memorials on both campuses to honor the enslaved individuals and their descendants who lived and worked here in Oxford. We will share initial ideas and sketches, and community members, we would welcome your input. If you can't attend in person, there are Zoom options available for some of the sessions. The days and times are listed below, and there is also a link where you can RSVP.

If you ever have any questions about Oxford resources or an idea for partnership, do not hesitate to reach out to Laura Gafnea, Oxford's Director of Community Relations. 

Sincerely,

Kenneth Carter
Interim Dean
Oxford College of Emory University
Campus News and Events
Twin Memorials Project hosts conceptual design presentations
The Twin Memorials Working Group will host sessions on both the Oxford and Atlanta campuses this week. Sessions are open to all members of the community and participants will have the opportunity to comment on more than two dozen design concepts as well as learn more about the possible sites for the memorials on the two campuses. To learn more and RSVP, please click here.

OXFORD
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1:30–3:30 p.m. or via Zoom
Oxford College Student Center
 
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. or via Zoom
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
100 West Richardson Street
Oxford, GA 30054
 
ATLANTA
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Emory University Student Center
 
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Emory University Student Center
 
Thursday, Sept. 15, Noon-2:00 p.m.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
101 Jackson Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
 
Thursday, Sept. 15, 4:30–6:30 p.m. or via Zoom
The Hatchery at Emory Point
1578 Avenue Place 
#200
Atlanta, GA 30329
Oxford College assists with Mobile Food Pantry, Hunger Action Month activities
Oxford College students, faculty, staff, and Bread Oxford staff volunteered at the Covington First United Methodist Church Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, September 3, serving 293 families.

Oxford College sponsored the event by providing volunteers, breakfast, and lunch. Oxford is partnering with the FUMC Food Pantry throughout September in support of Hunger Action Month. Faculty and staff are assembling meal kits that will be given to Food Pantry visitors. To learn more about Hunger Action Month and ways that you can support individuals who are experiencing food insecurity in our community, click here.
Volunteer Oxford hosts Welcoming Day of Service
Volunteer Oxford hosted "Welcoming Day of Service" on Saturday, September 10.

As a part of the day, students volunteered at the Oxford Organic Farm and assembled hygiene kits and cards for campers and families at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia. Camp Twin Lakes provides fully adaptive, medically supportive, and deeply impactful camp experiences to more than 10,000 of Georgia's children and young adults each year.

The volunteers packed 100 hygiene kits and cards for Camp Twin Lakes and took down more than 150 of the farm's tomato cages.

Led by four student coordinators, Volunteer Oxford is the liaison between Oxford student volunteers and service agencies in the local community for short-term service projects. For more information click here.
Chaplain Lyn Pace to participate in Alliance Theatre program
Lyn Pace, Oxford Chaplain, will be a featured guest in a conversation at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta following a showing of the play Everybody on September 22 at 7:30 p.m. Titled "A Comedian and a Philosopher Walk into a Bar: Seriously funny conversations about life, death, and everything in between," the talk is one of many in a series pairing a comedian with a "guest philosopher" to discuss the themes of the play—part of a partnership between the Alliance Theatre and Emory's Center for Ethics. Hosted by stand-up comedian Lace Larrabee, the conversation also will include Rabbi Dr. Brad Levenberg of Sandy Springs. To learn more about this event and to buy tickets (use the code CPEB25 for 25 percent off), click here. To see more post-show conversations, click here.
Oxford College Farm CSA Sign-up
Registration is open for the 2022 Oxford Organic Farm Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. For more details or to sign up, please click here.

Membership includes:
  • Fresh, certified organic produce grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
  • A wide variety of in-season food grown at the Oxford College Farm, including unique varieties and heirloom vegetables.
  • Newsletter featuring garden updates and farmer musings, with recipe suggestions and advice on preparation of unique vegetables.
  • A tour of the gardens for you and your friends.
  • Priority for signing up for next year's CSA.
All Oxford College events can be viewed here: oxford.emory.edu/news/events.html
SEPTEMBER
Peter and Brendan Mayer concert
7:30 PM, Oxford Chapel
Tickets are limited. Click here to reserve your seat.
OxTheatre Performance
7:30 PM, Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Tickets are limited. Click here to reserve your seat.
OxTheatre Performance
7:30 PM, Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Tickets are limited. Click here to reserve your seat.
Apu Inka performing Andean Music
7:30 PM, Oxford Chapel
A Wall Is Not the Only Boundary: A Trauma-Informed Multidimensional Framework Lecture by Anne Thompson
6:30 PM, Williams Hall Auditorium
Have a question about "News for our Neighbors"? Email Laura Gafnea. This newsletter is distributed monthly.