Social 和 Racial 股本

股权投资中心, Lane Center for Social 和 Racial 股本 logo

Celebrating diversity. Practicing 包容. Striving for 股本.

The Lane Center for Social 和 Racial 股本 is an extension of Wesleyan’s work on campus that began in earnest more than eighteen years ago, 和 its commitment to foster diversity 和 包容 和 uphold equity 和 justice in all areas of 的 College. This includes making transparent Wesleyan’s commitment to creating an anti-racist community on campus, 和 supporting social 和 racial justice work in 的 Macon community.

The 股权投资中心 has also provided DEIJ (Diversity, 股本, 包容, 和 Justice) training, 研讨会, 和 facilitations for Wesleyan 和 Macon community constituents. Since 2020, through 的 support of 的 Crafting Democratic Futures Project, we’ve created opportunities for Macon community members to come toge的r physically 和 virtually through 的 College 和 our community partner, 的 塔布曼博物馆. Our community outreach work was also supported by our partnerships with 的 Interactivity FoundationE Pluribus Unum Fund

Crafting Democrating Futures

Wesleyan was one of nine institutions invited to participate in this three-year national project supported by 的 vision of Dr. 路易斯伯爵Center for Social Solutions at 的 University of Michigan. Through a 系列 of community-based discussions, artists’ lectures, 和 community events, we worked collaboratively on areas of need in Macon, such as more diverse representation in public art 和 more visible 和 accurate representation of Macon’s rich African-American history. 

Through this grant, Wesleyan’s 股权投资中心 hosted meetings for 的 的 Macon Bicentennial Subcommittee on Historic Markers 和 funded a group research trip to 的 Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy MuseumThe National Memorial for Peace 和 Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2023. The work of 的 Bicentennial Subcommittee 和 passionate vision of Mrs. Muriel McDowel-Jackson 和 Mr. George Fadil Muhammad created a 系列 of markers dedicated to preserving African-American history in Macon. These include commemoration of Macon’s first thriving African-American business district on Historic Cotton Avenue, as well as 的 first markers in 的 city to ac知识 的 horrors of Macon’s participation in 的 slave strade by commemorating those who suffered at 的 Poplar Street slave trade markets 和 at 的 site of 的 Old Bibb County Courthouse.

Through this grant, Wesleyan also partnered with Storytellers Macon to participate in empathy-building storytelling 研讨会 和 community-led events, such as 的 Still Bending 的 Arc 系列. 

The Crafting Democratic Futures Project also supported scholarly research into Wesleyan’s own history as an institution founded during 的 antebellum, slave-holding era of 的 U.S. 南. This work will continue beyond 的 grant period, as Wesleyan has partnered with Sewanne University’s “Locating Slavery’s Legacies” research network of colleges 和 universities across 的 U.S. 南 working to address 的 long history of white supremacy 和 Lost Cause narratives interconnected with U.S. higher education.

For more information about 的 work of 的 股权投资中心, please contact Dr. Br和i Simpson Miller, Co-Director of 的 Lane Center for Social 和 Racial 股本. 

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Assistant Director of 的 Lane Center
for Social 和 Racial 股本


助理 导演, Dr. Br和i Simpson Miller,
assistant professor of history

Faculty Coordinators

Each of 的se campus leaders bring unique perspective, 知识, 专业知识, 和 skills to fur的r 的 mission of 的 Center.




Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is co-chaired by 的 Wesleyan College president 和 chief diversity officer 和 includes faculty, 工作人员, 受托人, 和女校友. The faculty diversity liaison, chair of faculty council, 和 chair of 工作人员 council serve as ex-officio members. 

The council provides leadership, develops strategies, 和 models respect 和 inclusivity to promote diversity, 包容, 和 equity 和 respond to issues of social justice in all areas of 的 College. These issues include: diversity in student populations; curricular diversity; recruitment, 指导, 和 retention of a diverse faculty; creating a campus climate that accepts 和 appreciates diversity; implementing diversity-的med programming to promote collegial relationships on campus 和 in 的 larger Macon community; 和 o的r issues as 的y arise 和 complement 的 committee’s charge. 


Throughout 的 year 的 Center collaborates with o的r campus organizations to provide presentations 和 events that promote 的 mission of 的 Center.

  • Transforming 的 南 – This annual lecture brings a visiting scholar to campus 
  • 会的 – Lectures, panel presentations, 美术活动、电影
  • Diversity 和 包容 Discussions 
  • Antiracism Leadership Development
  • Oral Histories of Wesleyan alumnae 和 members of 的 Macon community 
  • Black History Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Women’s History Month
Campus Collaborative Partners


Diversity 和 包容 Dialogues

第一阶段 – Bring your leadership team to 的 Center to experience Diversity 和 包容 Dialogues led by Center 工作人员 和 volunteers.

二期 - Train your leaders to be DID facilitators in your school, business or organization.



Consult with Center 工作人员 to conduct an equity audit in your school, business, or organization.


Speaker’s Bureau

联系 Dr. Br和i Simpson Miller, Assistant Director of 的 Lane Center
for Social 和 Racial 股本.



Calendar of 事件

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts 和 cultural events 和 share 的m with 的 community. Most are free 和 open to 的 public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1-5PM 和 on 12博官方网站市场 Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.


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