In the spring of 2020, Richmont Graduate University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted several town hall meetings which addressed the nation’s challenges in diversity, racial injustice, and cultural humility. The response across campuses in Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee was heart-warming with support for the meetings in record numbers from Richmont constituents. As a result, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion decided to launch a contest in the spirit of demonstrating Richmont’s stance on social advocacy. The contest is aptly titled, “Voice to Power.”
Sonja Sutherland, Richmont’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Director, states “The Voice to Power contest invites Richmont students, faculty, staff and alumni to put a voice to action by creating a design that speaks to Richmont’s desire to be a voice against social injustice. The design will be used as a sign that will hang outside each of Richmont’s campuses in Atlanta and Chattanooga. Richmont constituents and supporters can purchase the winning yard sign to place in their yards in support of the University.”
The criterion for the contest design asks that contestants to create a sign that addresses and/or reflects Racial injustice, as well as multiple other aspects of injustice and marginalization specific to our current time; Richmont’s mission and values as expressed through Richmont’s statement of diversity and inclusion; and must include the words Richmont Graduate University or the website, richmont.edu
The contest will run from October 12 to October 23, 2020. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Student Affairs will vote and decide on the winner by October 30, 2020.
If you are interested in participating, please email your design to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding Richmont Graduate University and forthcoming initiatives, please visit richmont.edu.