Calendar of Events
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Did you miss former President of Ireland Mary McAleese at the CHRIJ sponsored event "Gender Equality and Sexual Identity Equality: Journeys Just Begun and a Long Way Still to Go" on Oct. 24? Now you can watch the full event on the Center's website. Visit http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/centers/humanrights/Videos.html to watch this and other CHRIJ past events such as "The Price of Truth: Honduran Human Rights Since the Coup" and "Justice for Some: Reflections on (Every) Americans' Right to Legal Representation."
December 5, 2013 7:00 p.m. Coolidge Corner Theatre
Join the CHRIJ and co-sponsor, The Boisi Center, at a free movie screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography and starring Idris Elba. Reserve your ticket today.
Boston College professors Zine Magubane (Sociology) and Shawn Copeland (Theology) will introduce the film, and lead a short discussion with the audience following the screening.
November 11th-15th, 2013. Boston College with be celebrating International Education Week from November 11-15 with close to 40 educational, cultural and social events open to all graduate students! Come out and learn more about other countries and cultures as well as exciting international initiatives and programs both at BC and abroad.
Thursday, November 14th, 2013. Lecture by Elliot Bostwick Davis John Moors Cabot Chair of the Art of the Americas Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston speaking on the collection and legacy of her great-grandmother, Louisine Havemeyer, an early and prolific collector of Courbet.
Thursday, November 14th, 2013. This presentation will primarily focus on students with hidden disabilities (psychological, food allergies, Aspergers, etc.), the challenges they confront, the university's responsibilities, and faculty and staﬀ support issues. The presentation will end with an open discussion on how we as higher education professionals can make our campus more inclusive for students with disabilities.
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. A conversation with Valerie Lewis-Mosley, a BC Alumnus who helped coin the term A.H.A.N.A. in 1979.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00 p.m. Devlin 117 (note: new room) Join the Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30, for a presentation with Bolivian author and indigenous rights lawyer Felix Muruchi.
Thursday, October 31,2013 12:00 p.m. Newton Room, Corcoran Commons. The Center welcomes Guatemalan activist Claudia Samayoa for a presentation and discussion of the ongoing trial of Efrain Ríos Montt on charges of genocide in Guatemala.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 4:00 p.m. Robsham Theater. Felipe Calderón obtained a majority of votes in one of the most closely fought presidential actions in the history of Mexico. He was sworn in as President on Dec. 1, 2006.
"Social Business: A New Path for Capitalism?"
Thursday, October 17th, 2013. Independent film producer and author Stephanie Failloux will screen "Social Business", a new 50 minute film giving a fresh perspective on the potential for entrepreneurs to tackle social problems, seen through the example of a for-profit start-up in Cambodia. She is eager to interact with BC students to hear how they look at these issues, and to explore the use of film as a medium to open minds and mobilize entrepreneurs to action.
Saturday, April 20, 2013. 7PM The Kiburi Culture Show. A display of music, art, and dance from all regions of Africa.
Monday, March 18th, 2013. 6:30pm Walsh Function Room. Featured Speaker: Major Russell Lewis MC (PARA). His operational experience includes tours in Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq. In 2008 he commanded B Company, 2 PARA, a group of 200 soldiers from the British Army's legendary Parachute Regiment, in Afghanistan.
March 2013. Women's Resource Center is hosting many events to celebrate and highlight the contributions of women o events in contempory history.
September 15 - October 15, 2013. Organized by the Office of AHANA Student Programs, the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee, the Archbishop Oscar Romero Scholarship Committee, and the Latino/as at Boston College Association, Hispanic Heritage Month supplies a variety of events to promote the Hispanic Cultures.
Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22, 2013. There are a week of great events planned for next week's Day of Silence (Friday). All events are open to everyone on campus, and many will involve graduate students and faculty/staff.
Saturday, February 2, 2013. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Committee invites you to attend the 31st Annual Scholarship Ceremony. The ceremony takes place in the Robsham Theater Arts Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will be followed by a reception in the Heights Room, Corcoran Commons. Our featured guest is Dr. Clayborne Carson, the Ronnie Lott Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.
Monday, January 21, 2013. Please join us for BC's annual memorial gathering in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. in Gasson 100 beginning at 7:30PM.
Sunday, February 10, 2013. Bowl-a-Thon. The primary fundraising event of the Martín-Baró Fund designed both to raise money to support our grantmaking and to give all of us a fun opportunity to meet some of our many local supporters.
Thursday, November 15, 2012. Annual Salute to Veterans, a special event and opportunity for DOL and employees to honor those who have served our country.
November 14, 2012. A free webinar, "Ticket to Work for America’s Veterans: Free Support Services for Those Who Served," will explain the Ticket to Work program and Work Incentives and how they work with Veterans’ benefits.
November 2012. Native American Heritage Month is obesrved in the United States during the month of November. Check out all the great events going on!
Monday, October 29, 2012. Niños de la Memoria tells the story of the search for hundreds of children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War. Many were survivors of massacres carried out by the U.S.-trained Salvadoran army. Taken away from the massacre sites by soldiers, some grew up in orphanages or were adopted abroad, losing their history and identity.
Thursday, October 25, 2012. For the fourth year, an inspiring evening of the poetry of Sufi mystic Jalaladdin Rumi (1207–1273)
Friday, October 12, 2012. Our fourth Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Boston College is coming to an end. You are cordially invited to attend our CLOSING FIESTA at 6pm, Gasson 100. Please make every effort to attend and show your support.
Wednesday and Thursday September 26 & 27th. Join BC's 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) Celebration.
Thursday, October 4, 2012. The Office of AHANA Student Programs is hosting the Annual BLOCK party in O'Neill Plaza and you're invited!
Monday, September 24th at 6pm in O'Neill Plaza. Ignite it will feature student speakers explaining their feelings on issues of race. There will also be a keynote speaker from OASP and musical performances by the BEATS and Synergy. On Wednesday, the 26th, at 7pm FACES will hold a discussion in the Rat about the event.
Thursday, October 18, 2012. Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Boston College 7:30 p.m. With Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj, Executive Director of the Support Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Detailing research both in the U.S. and abroad, the book examines the large and increasing number of deportees that have been expelled from the U.S. and the harsh realities they often face in their new communities.
This program is designed to prepare eligible Boston College undergraduates to pursue and attain graduate degrees, and to enter careers in research and academia.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012. A discussion of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala in December 1982, the lives of a father and son who survived the massacre, and the remarkable events that re-united them 30-years later.
Tuesday, May 29 - Wednesday, May 30, 2012. This symposium is sponsored by the Institute for Liberal Arts and the Asian American Studies Program at Boston College to highlight new research by junior Asian American Studies scholars working in the Northeast, and to provide a forum for intellectual exchange with more senior scholars.
Thursday, April 12, 2012. The Center for Human Rights & International Justice would like to draw your attention to two events happening this week.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Sunday April 15, 2012. As we continue to forge stronger bonds between current students, faculty, staff, prospective students, and alumni, we will be celebrating the 40th Annual Black Family Weekend.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Professor Rasmussen's broad research interests include music of the Arab world, the Middle East, and the Islamicate world, music and multiculturalism in the United States.
Thursday, May 3, 2012. Join us for an evening of learning and sharing especially designed for graduate alumni of Boston College and focused on the cutting edge issues that professionals of all ages and at all career stages face in the workplace today regarding age diversity.
Tuesday, April 24 - Sunday, May 6, 2012. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's visionary staging, FELA! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music.
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. A discussion on the theological, legal and political foundations of religious liberty in American society, especially as it applies to faith-based charitable, educational, health and social service ministries.
March 26-30th, 2012. C.A.R.E. Week (Concerned About Rape Education Week) is a week to raise awareness about sexual assault, support survivors in solidarity and educate the community about issues surrounding sexual assault.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. Viewing of "For the Bible Tells Me So" followed by a panel discussion featuring Rev. Irene Monroe, a syndicated queer religion columnist and expert commentator in the film.
Thursday, March 15, 2012. "Pimps Up, Ho's Down" pulls at the threads of the intricately knotted issues surrounding young black women and hip hop culture.
Thursday, March 1, 2012. The women of The Laughing Medusa Council proudly present their first full exhibit of Boston College’s Women’s Literature and Arts Journal: “The Best ofThe Laughing Medusa”.
March 13-18, 2012. Through a fusion of spoken word, jazz, blues, hip hop and gospel, Ameriville explores the politics of race, class and recent history through the lens of Hurricane Katrina.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Abdullahi A. An-Na'im, a Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, where he has taught since 1995 will be giving a talk.
Come join us at the kick-off event of BC’s very first Fair Trade Week as representatives from Equal Exchange and Ben & Jerry’s share how their companies have adopted fair trade business model, and more!
Monday, February 6, 2012. Author of the memoir A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah comes to BC to speak about his experiences after being drafted as a child soldier during his native Sierra Leone’s civil war in the mid-1990s, and the human rights abuses perpetrated during that war
February 2012. AHANA Student Programs and The Black History Month Planning Committee have created several events this year to celebrate Black History Month with a theme of "I Strive".
Friday, February, 10. The National Center for Race Amity is hosting a breaskfast with Dr. Christopher Gail, Vice President for Programs for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
Thursday, January 26, 2012. The GSSW Diversity Committee, along with the Global Practice Concentration and GSSW Spectrum student group, are co-sponsoring a viewing of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent speech to the United Nations on gay rights as human rights.
Friday, March 23, 2012. Vincent D. Rougeau, Dean of Boston College Law School, will be the featured speaker at the 6th Annual Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture. Dean Rougeau will speak on "Reflections on Justice and Religious Diversity: Why Living Together Is Better than Living Apart."
Monday, January 23, 2012. The gathering, an Ecumenical Worship Service celebrating the life and legacy of the late, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, will feature offerings from the African-American church tradition.
Friday, February 10, 2012. All members of the BC community - including alumni, parents and friends - are invited to join in celebrating the 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., scholarship ceremony. The scholarship will be presented on Friday, Feb. 10 at 4:00 p.m. at the Robsham Theater Arts Center.
Thursday, January 19, 2012. Members of the University community are invited to attend the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr., Unity Breakfast on Thursday, January 19.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Faculty, students, alumni, and staff are invited to attend a morning conference to explore the intersections of diversity and social work practice and to honor this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
For more information and to register click here.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Applications for the Arcbishop Oscar A Romero Scholarship are currently being accepted. Eligible juniors should submit a one-page preliminary application form along with a comprehensive resume to Milvia Sanchez via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at St. Clements Hall, Room 257, by Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. More about the scholarship here
Friday, December, 9th, 2011. The African Student Organization will be hosting a fashion show and the benefits will go toward helping the drought in the horn of Africa.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011. A banquet will be held to raise funds for the famine in East Africa.
Thursday, November 17, 2011. A joyful, multi-faith celebration of song, reflection and prayer.
November 14-18, 2011 IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
This webinar focuses on the potential role of unconscious bias. The presenters will define unconscious or implicit bias, present research studies illustrating how unconscious bias can and does influence evaluation, and share evidence-based advice for minimizing the influence of unconscious bias.
The Society of Native American Peoples (SNAP) will be putting on several events in the coming weeks to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29, 2011. Please join us for the 11th Annual Diversity Challenge: Intersections of Race or Ethnic Culture with Gender or Sexual Orientation.
Friday, November 11, 2011. A memorial ceremony will be held to honor past veterans on the Burn Library Lawn, following a Mass at St. Ignatius church.
Friday, October 7th, 2011. GIFTS (the GLBT Inclusive Fellowship of Theology Students) invites members of the BC community to join in Vespers prayer and celebration of the feast of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, Friday October 7th. The Vespers service will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the STM chapel, 9 Lake Street (Brighton Campus). All are welcome!
Thursday, September 22, 2011. Presenter: Peter Phan, Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University
The lecture will focus on the interaction and mutual relationships between cultures, religions, and interreligious dialogue, with a special focus on Vietnam as a case study.
Thursday, August 18, 2011. BC staff and administrators thanked our summer PIC students for a job well done with a BBQ.
9/12/11. Glenn Carle, a 23-year CIA veteran and author of last year’s The Interrogator: An Education, will join distinguished constitutional law professor Sanford Levinson (editor of the textbook Torture: An Anthology) and theologian Kenneth Himes, O.F.M. (author of a several seminal articles on theology and torture) for a robust conversation about the theory and practice of interrogation today.
9/14/11.The annual Study Abroad Fair showcases the wide range of international opportunities available to BC students. Students are invited to come meet and talk to the Office of International Programs advisors, program and university representatives, and returned BC students about the many study abroad possibilities offered! With 70 programs, 30 countries, semester, academic year, and short term summer programs available, there is an international experience for everyone!
Please join us for the 11th Annual Diversity Challenge: Intersections of Race or Ethnic Culture with Gender or Sexual Orientation
Under the direction of Dr. Janet E. Helms, the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) will sponsor its 11th annual Diversity Challenge at Boston College October 28-29, 2011. This year’s focus is the intersections of race or ethnic culture with gender or sexual orientation.
10/21 - 10/23. 48HOURS is a weekend experience open to all first-year students who are interested in finding ways to take advantage of BC's intellectual, social, and spiritual resources. Interaction with professional staff and senior student leaders will help all students gain a fuller understanding of the possibilities and challenges of a Jesuit education.
9/15/2011. Open to the Boston College community; mandatory for first year students. First year students attend a barbecue on the campus green and assemble for procession before the event. For more information, see www.bc.edu/fye or call 617-552-3281.
8/11/11. The 5th Annual New Teacher Academy, a conference for beginning teachers, will be held on August 10th and 11th in Fulton Hall at Boston College. This professional development opportunity is open to the larger community and only costs $40 per teacher.
7/27/11. This program is designed to prepare eligible Boston College undergraduates to pursue and attain graduate degrees, and to enter careers in research and academia.
7/5/2011 - 8/18/2011. Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad is an exhibition of 50 paintings, etchings and drawings by renowned artist Joseph Holston. He captures the courage and determination of slaves required to escape to freedom.
7/9/2011. Evelyn Underhill Lecture in Christian Spirituality. Presenter: Colleen M. Griffith, associate professor of the practice of theology and faculty director of spirituality studies, STM.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The Affiliates Program closing ceremony for Affiliates, mentors and guests.
7/28/2011 - 7/31/2011. The Roxbury International Film Festival honors the work of emerging and established filmmakers of color and is the largest festival in New England dedicated to this genre. Since its inception, over 25,000 people have attended the festival, and 40-50 films by or about people of color are screened each year.
6/3/11 - 10/31/11. Burns Library, Boston College Book exhibition showcasing treasures from the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections, especially those that pertain to east-west cultural exchange.
6/17/11 - 6/19/11. The 21st Annual Boston Irish Festival will include the best of Irish Sports, Music, Dancing, Film, Art, Food, Song, History and More.
6/4/11. The Cultural Survival Bazaars are a series of cultural festivals that give Indigenous artists, their representatives, and fair trade companies from around the world the chance to sell their work directly to the American public
6/25/11. The annual African American and Juneteenth festival is a highlight of summer in Worcester: celebrating African American culture and honoring the anniversary of Juneteenth with music, dance, craft, and food from the African diaspora. Save the Date for this fun, family event!
6/15/11 - 6/17/11.The AJCU Conference on Multicultural Affairs (CMA) was established in October, 1981 to ensure optimal access to Jesuit higher education for African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American (AHANA) students who are often considered underrepresented at the twenty-eight U.S. Jesuit institutions.
5/21/11. Displaying highly significant treasures excavated at Dura-Europos, the exhibition partially reconstructs some of the city’s ancient religious spaces with their celebrated wall paintings and explores interactions among the disparate cultural, religious, and professional groups that inhabited this vibrant, multicultural city.
5/21/11. The Boston College Class of 2011 Studio Art Majors and Minors final exhibition.
4/26/11 - 8/14/11 This project by Fine Arts Professor Charles A. Meyer is a photographic survey of regions where people of differing ethnic backgrounds of religious persuasions are in conflict.
Friday, April 15, 2011. A Documentary Film Based on the Gallup Poll of Worldwide Muslim Public Opinion.
3/27/11 - 4/3/11 A week to raise awareness about sexual assault, support survivors in solidarity and educate the community about issues surrounding sexual assault.
3/25/2011 is the centennial of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City, which took the lives of 146 workers—mostly young immigrant women—and galvanized a movement for social justice.
3/22/11 For the 9th year in a row, Connell School students and members of the Boston College women's ice hockey team will face off against the Massachusetts Hospital School's Chariots in a sled hockey game. Proceeds will go directly to the Canton school for children and young adults with disabilities.
Saturday, March 26, 2011. You are cordially invited to attend the Archbishop Oscar Romero Scholarship Award Ceremony.
June 9, 2011. The National Race Amity Conference will gather people from across the nation to forge a shared vision and experience of compassionate, authentic, and propellant relationships across racial differences.
Tuesday, March 15 - Thursday, March 17, 2011. Treat yourself to the diversity of spices characterizing the Latin American cuisine. You have the opportunity to sample the cuisines from multiple countries in Central and South America on March 15th in Stuart, the 16th in Corcoran, and the 17th in McElroy.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED.
It will now take place Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101.
"Apocalypse Now? The Fatal Consequences of the Destruction of the Wall Separating Church and State in the United States Military"
Friday, March 25, 2011. Dr. Jack Kirkland, Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. He will present "The Black Masses—Permanently in Poverty—Slavery—Depression—Recession—as Far as the Eye Can See. Unless…" RSVP by March 11, 2011, to Serena Heartz at email@example.com or 617-552-0866.
Monday, January 31 - Friday, February 25. Join the BC community at the many events organized by AHANA Student Programs & the Black History Month Planning Committee.
Sunday, January 30th, 2011. This event will focus on the Pedro Pan Operation, in which 14,000 Cuban children were secretly airlifted to the US from 1960-1962. Keynote speaker Carlos Eire (author and professor at Yale University), will relate his experience following a screening of the CNBC documentary "Escape from Havana." Light refreshments will be served.
3:30 PM, Murray Function Room
Friday, January 28, 2010. The Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship Committee is now accepting application for 2011-2010. Applications are due January 28, 2010.
Tuesday, February 22, 2010. Becoming South Africa's Black Jews: Familiarizing Lemba Difference. A part of the AADS Works in Progress Lecture Series. This event is open and free to the public.
12 p.m., Lyons Hall 301, Lunch Provided.
Thursday, December 2, 2010. The Lonergan Center is seeking assistance in its efforts to help restore the library - recently decimated by a fire - of the St. Paul Mission Grade School, a Catholic school on a Native American reservation in Montana, with which the Institute has a long-standing relationship.
An open house will take place at the Lonergan Center, 308 Bapst Library, on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 5:45-8:00 p.m., and will feature holiday music and refreshments.
Thursday, December 9, 2010. The Boston College Holiday Fair Trade Sale. Learn more about fair trade, support artisans and cooperatives, and buy beautiful products from around the world! Corcoran Commons, 2nd Floor, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM.
Monday, November 15 - Friday, November 19, 2010. IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The week is dedicated to enhancing international awareness across Boston College campus as well as to reinforcing the importance of the exchange of students and scholars across borders.
Thursday, November 18, 2010. "For This I am Grateful," A Multi-Faith Thanksgiving celebration with song, reflection and prayer.
12 p.m., The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons.
Thursday, November 11, 2010. AADS Professor Rhonda Frederick and women from SIESTA will help lead a discussion looking at the ways in which black women and society can start viewing the black body as a positive representation of womanhood. Lunch will be served.
12 p.m., The Women's Resource Center, McElroy 141
Thursday, October 28, 2010. Dr. Charles Villa-Vicencio, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation discusses why some Africans regard the ICC’s intervention in Sudan as another manifestation of Western colonialism on the African continent
4:30 PM, Devlin 101
Monday, October 18 - Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Exhibit in honor of the two hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Chile. Burns Library, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, October 15, 2010. Closing gala for 2010 Hispanic Heritage Month featuring performances by BC Dynamics, BEATS, and FUEGO DEL CORAZON.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 27, 2010. The Sloane Center on Aging and Work at Boston College hosts its Fall 2007 Center Research Community Meeting featuring Mahzarin Banaji, Ph.D. 4:00-5:30pm, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor.
Light Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010. The 2010 Orlando E. Costas Lecture, “Brown Public Discourse: Toward a Latino Evangelical Public Policy Methodology,” will be given by the Rev. Gabriel A. Salguero of Princeton Theological Seminary. Andover Newton Theological Seminary, Wilson Chapel. Reception to Follow. All are welcome.
Friday, October 15, 2010. The theme of the 10th annual Diversity Challenge: Race and Culture in Teaching, Training, and supervision.
Tuesday, April 30, 2012. Stokes Hall N401 at 5:30PM. Come explore myths and facts about Islam with an panel of invited speakers, as we continue to campaign against hate and Islamaphobia in the aftermath of the marathon bombings
Wednesday, September 22, 2010. The AHANA Graduate Student Association is hosting their Fall 2010 Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 22 at the Devlin Hall Patio.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010. The Boston College Graduate International Student Association (GISA) will hold an introductory meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 4:00pm until 5:00pm in the Murray Graduate Student Center Conference Room.
March 12 - April 16, 2013. Featured in WBUR's Here and Now with Robin Young, this workshop offers creative support and valuable peer feedback to bring veteran's stories to life. Come and write.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010. The AHANA Graduate Student Association is hosting their first general meeting of the 2010-2011 academic year on Wednesday, September 29 at 4:30pm in the Murray Graduate Student Center.
Thursday, September 23, 2010. Murray Circle is hosting an evening discussion on "Christian-Muslim Relations in an Age of Islamophobia" in the Murray Graduate Student Center living room from 6:30pm-8:00pm
May 17 - July 23, 2010. A traveling mixed media exhibition that highlights the important role the Negro Leagues played in the African-American community. Hosted by Northeastern University.