Story on Candler's ‘Journey Toward Justice’ Wins Gold

January 30, 2020

A story by Emory University Communications on the Candler community’s 2018 trip to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, has been honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Written by Kimber Williams with photography by Stephen Nowland, “Journey Toward Justice: Confronting Slavery on the Road to Reconciliation” won a Gold award for Feature Writing in the CASE District III Awards. These honors recognize the very best in educational advancement—alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and advancement services—across the Southeastern United States. The awards were announced on January 23. View the full list of recipients.

In November 2018, a group of Candler students, faculty, staff and alumni traveled to Montgomery to deepen their understanding and engage in difficult conversations around Christianity’s role in systemic racism. A second trip took place in November 2019.

“The piece would not have been possible without the generous access and raw honesty provided by so many Candler students, faculty, and staff,” Williams says. “It was an absolute privilege to help tell that story.”

CASE is a global nonprofit association dedicated to educational advancement who share the goal of championing education to transform lives and society. Each year, CASE recognizes best practices in advancement and outstanding people who contribute to the growth and understanding of the advancement profession.