About Our Living and Learning Community
Ten social justice fellows and 10 social justice associates reside on the first floor of the newly renovated Laura Spelman Rockefeller Residence Hall. The artistic design of this newly renovated space intentionally centers the role of women of color as social justice practitioners, activists and scholars. In concert with the architectural design team, we selected the images of a multitude of women to be represented on a mural on the ground floor of the residence hall.
The mural was designed as a centerpiece to promote conversation with the Spelman women who reside in the residence hall and those who use the 24-hour Academic Resource Center, which is available to all Spelman students. The mural is a thought piece. It draws the viewer in and engages her into a conversation with the featured alumnae and other women social justice advocates. The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Residence Hall renovation was institutionally funded with some support from the Kresge Foundation and is a Gold LEED certified building.