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Teaching and Leading for Social Justice Film Festival – Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hosted by Lauri Johnson and Martin Scanlan, ELHE, BC Lynch School of Education

4:30 – 9:00 PM
McGuinn 521


Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (2017, 90 minutes) National Geographic.

Takes viewers across the U.S. and to other parts of the world to explore how gender shapes our lives and experiences and the ongoing cultural conversation surrounding the spectrum of gender identity.


13th (2016, 100 minutes) Director: Ava DuVernay

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States which explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.” It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).Nominated for an  Academy Award as Best Documentary Feature in 2017.


Children on the Frontline: The Escape (2016, 40 minutes) Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen.

The film follows the story of a family's escape from Aleppo and the Syrian Civil War and their attempt to start a new life in Germany. The German language version of this film (Watani My Homeland) was nominated for an Academy Award Best Documentary Short in 2017.


Joe’s Violin (24 minutes, 2016) Director: Kahane Cooperman

A Holocaust survivor donates his violin to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old student at the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls. Nominated for a 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary short.



The 17th Annual Diversity Challenge
Race, Culture, and Criminal Justice throughout the Lifespan
OCTOBER 13-14, 2017

Proposal Submission Deadline: EXTENDED to MAY 1, 2017
Learn more and submit a proposal online »

Sponsored by the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College

About the Diversity Challenge Conference:

The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for our 17th annual Diversity Challenge Conference. Our theme this year is "Race, Culture, and Criminal Justice throughout the Lifespan." The conference will be held October 13-14, 2017.  


Mental Health


Criminal Justice

Law and Social Policy



School-to-Prison Pipeline

Racial Profiling

School Discipline

Mass Incarceration


Child & Family Adjustment

2016-17 Cambridge Health Alliance Global Health and Human Rights Seminar

All sessions will take place from 12-1:00 p.m.
Room 4-B-11 (to the right when exiting the elevator)
Central Street Health Center, 4th floor
Cambridge Health Alliance
26 Central Street Somerville, MA 02143

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May 15, 2017

Dara Kay Cohen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The use of rape during civil conflict

Save the Date for the 2017 First Pages Lecture on September 5, 2017 at 7pm at Matthews Arena

First Pages is a reading program designed to establish a sense of common knowledge and purpose as students move into their first year at Northeastern University. The annual Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture celebrates the memory of the late Valerie Gordon ’93, a fierce advocate for human rights in the US and internationally. The lecture brings outstanding lawyers, judges, scholars and advocates who work to advance human rights to deliver a keynote address at the law school. You can learn more about Mr. Stevenson by reading his bio or by listening to his extremely inspiring TED Talk.