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International Education Week

International Education Week at Boston College is happening November 9th-20th at Boston College. There are nearly 50 programs and events going on throughout the Boston College campus. Please click here to go directly to their homepage and get a schedule of the events happening. 

Break the Silence

October is domestic violence awareness month!

Pope Francis and the Theology of the People

You are cordially invited to attend the conference, "Pope Francis and the Theology of the People." It will be held on Wednesday, November 18th, in Gasson 305 from 4:30-5:45pm.

BC Veterans Reception 2015
BC Veterans Reception

Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  Vice President for Student Affairs Barbara Jones and the Division of Student Affairs invite you to a reception honoring Boston College's active U.S. military service members and veteran students, staff and faculty.  

Celebrating Creativity of the Boston College Libraries' Staff Exhibit

June 9 - August 22, 2015.  The Boston College Libraries' staff exhibits their work in the arts: painting; photography; calligraphy; poetry; crafts; textiles; and other forms of creative work.

Web Accessibility Presentation: Brian Charlson from The Carroll Center for the Blind

Please join us for a presentation hosted by the Disabilities Services Coordinating Committee.

Brian Charlson from The Carroll Center for the Blind will be presenting on web accessibility.

When: May 27 from 11am to noon
Where: McGuinn 121

Brian is an engaging speaker and the information will not be overly technical. This is an open event.  

Before God, We All Are Family: A Conversation about Race, Religion, and Sexual Orientation at Boston College

As one of the final events of its inaugural year, the Boston College Graduate Students of Color Association presents Before God, We All Are Family: Explorations at the Intersections of Faith, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Familia. 

This two-part event series is designed to continue conversations around sexual orientation and gender identity (with a particular emphasis on transgender identity) within the context of biblical interpretation, Catholic culture in the United States (using as a lens Latino-American culture), and racial and ethnic identity.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates presents 'The Case for Reparations'

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Atlantic Magazine cover story "The Case for Reparations" won the 2014 George Polk Award and reignited a long-dormant national conversation about how to compensate African Americans for a system of insitutional racism tha has robbed them of wealth and succes for generations. As he does in his article, Coates challenges the country to confront the moral debts it hsa incurred through this painful hustory and lays out a plan to repair and correct some of the damage.

Race, Religion, and Social Change: A Campus Conversation

The Boisi Center is pleased to host an event next Wednesday evening that is intended to continue the campus conversation about race and justice, by focusing on the role religion(s) can play in understanding and fostering social change. We are hoping this will draw a large student audience, and I am asking for your support in encouraging students — and faculty/staff, of course — to attend and participate. 

We have three exceptional speakers (more on that below), but will be dedicating 60 of our 90 minutes to conversation with the audience. We will also be live-tweeting and following the conversation with the Twitter hashtag #BCTalksRace. Here are the event details: 

Race, Religion, and Social Change: A Campus Conversation.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

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Civic Engagement in an “Equality Recession”

"Equality recession" is a term coined by the two student event organizers to discuss the current state of affairs in our society. The premise is that our society is marked by advancements in equality with regard to race, followed by significant reductions after a peak has been reached. Although we have made significant strides overall since the 1960's, equality in the U.S. has regressed since its recent peaks. This is similar to the way our economy works. Prominent examples of the recessive behavior with regard to equality include mass incarceration issues, income inequality, education inequality, employment inequality and the recent instances of tension between police forces and minority groups around the U.S.