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On Nov. 3, Harvard University Professor of Education Roberto Gonzales spoke to a crowd about his book "Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America"

News & Announcements

In the wake of the 2016 US elections, the Center has made a statement on the election and established a section of its website dedicated to useful resources for immigrant advocates.  Included are sections on advocacy initiatives and events; BC & local university resources; education; legal resources; resources on sanctuary schools and universities; and statements by institutions of higher education. 

Read the Center's post-election statement and find the post-election resources section here.

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Center co-director Daniel Kanstroom spoke to the radio program The World on the  more immediate foreseen effects on immigration and deportation policy under the new Trump administration.  

Read the story and hear the interview on The World here.


Center co-director Daniel Kanstroom is published in the New York Times arguing for deportation reform in the US immigration system as part of its Room for Debate series.  

Read the Kanstroom editorial in the NYT here.

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The CHRIJ Summer Newsletter is now available. Catch up on the Spring 2016 happenings and learn about a few upcoming events. 

Read 2016 Summer Newsletter »



The International Journal of Transitional Justice, for which Center Co-Director M. Brinton Lykes is a Co-Editor-in-Chief, has also issued a call for papers for for the theme, "Transitional Justice from the Margins: Intersections of Identities, Power and Human Rights." The deadline for submission is July 1, 2017.

See the IJTJ website for details on the Call for Papers here.

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The Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) has issued a call for proposals for its biannual student leadership conference to be held from June 27-29, 2017 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.  The theme of next summer's conference is “Principles in Crisis,” and the topic of focus will be "Refugees and Responsibility."

Read the call for proposals for the JUHAN conference here.


Three hundred twenty-five Human Rights, Social Justice, Faith-Based, Labor, and Immigrant Rights Groups Call for an International Convergence at the U.S./Mexico Border from October 7-10, 2016. Read this Call for International Convergence here.

Español: 325 organizaciones de defensa de derechos humanos y de migrantes, de justicia social, religiosos y laborales, hacen un llamado a una Convergencia Internacional en la frontera entre México y EEUU los días 7, 8, 9 y 10 de octubre del 2016. Lea este llamado aquí.

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Center Co-Director Daniel Kanstroom penned a review of the new book "John Lennon vs. the USA," by Leon Wildes, in the Washington Post.  

Read Kanstroom's review of the book here.


Center bids farewell to longtime Director David Hollenbach, S.J. and announces naming of Associate Directors Daniel Kanstroom and Brinton Lykes as new Co-Directors of the Center.

Read the statement on the Center directors here.


upcoming events

There are no further events this fall but check back soon for our spring semester events!


Here are a few other event-related links of interest:

Past Events | Video of Past Events | Area Events