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Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

About 10 Boston area colleges and universities are in the early stages of organizing an area chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.  SACNAS is a mentoring society whose goal is to promote Hispanic, Chicano and Native American science students and early career trainees to attain advanced degrees, careers and leadership positions in science.  SACNAS has been recognized as the leading minority serving scientific society by the National Academy of Sciences and was awarded the Presidential award for mentoring.

There is an information session about SACNAS for all interested students at all levels, postdocs and faculty this Thursday February 26 from 3-4 in Higgins 260.  


Wellness Group Speaker Dr. Lisha Fan

March 11 Wellness Group meeting -- it promises to be extra special.  The speaker for the March meeting is Dr. Lisha Fan.  Lisha Fan, M.D., is an integrative oncologist and founder of the International Integrative Oncology Institute. Trained in radiation oncology, acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine, Dr. Fan uses all of her skills to integrate the concepts, principles and practices of both eastern and western medicine. She treats both advanced cancer patients as well as those with other chronic conditions and diseases. Her treatment approach is individualized to each patient and based on current research.

Dr. Fan will be giving the group information about her approach and answering questions.  All members of the Boston College community are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by contacting Carol Pepin at or call ext. 28487.

If you ever have wondered how western and eastern medicine can work together, this presentation is for you.

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Latino Family Weekend 2015

Join the Organization of Latin American Affairs to celebrate Latino Family Weekend of 2015.

A Bridge Apart

The CRS Student Ambassadors* will be sponsoring the documentary "A Bridge Apart", which looks at the epic migration of immigrants from Central America and Mexico to the United States from the point of view of the migrants themselves. Following the film the students will facilitate a conversation, and also offer an opportunity to advocate for the protection of unaccompanied children on the border through a campaign of both the Jesuits and Catholic Relief Services.   


The event will take place on February 11, 7 PM, in Fulton 511. Here is a link to the trailer:

Fugitive Justice and Black Political Possibility in the Art and Activism of Lorraine Hansberry

This talk explores how Lorraine Hansberry’s political vision emerges by way of her artistic practices to offer hope in the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights era. 

Prof. Soyica Diggs Colbert is an Associate Professor of African American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University

Co-sponsored by the Black History Month Committee

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Black History Month Art Reception

February 2015. “The Power of Youth Movements in Black History” is an exhibit that showcases the spirit and fight of young Black men and women, and their allies, exhibited by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the youth of today. These images are meant to spark educated dialect around the reality of the current state of our nation. I want my pieces to evoke emotion and feelings from the viewer. I encourage everyone who is viewing my work to have an opinion and to openly express those opinions in a manner that is respectful and thoughtful...One reason I chose to attend BC is its emphasis on social justice, which is rooted in “the University's broader mission and Jesuit tradition.” I feel like I would be doing a disservice to the university and Jesuits if I chose not to practice what is being preached, don’t you agree?  --- Frank Garcia-Ornelas, GSSW '16

Celebration of the 33rd Anniversary of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Beyond Black and White: Toward Justice.  The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee requests the honor of your presence in celebration of the 33rd Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship.


PARIVAAR--18th Annual Culture Show

Saturday, February 7, 2015. The 18th Annual Culture Show is an assigned seating event in the Robsham Theater. All tickets are $10.00 (+$2.00 per ticket processing fee). More information can be found on the Robsham Theater page.

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“Lessons for Immigration Policy from Newcomer Youth and Mixed Status Families”

Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Please plan to attend a Lynch School Colloquium on Tuesday, January 27th from noon - 1:30 pm.   The speakers are three of our distinguished faculty - Dr. Brinton Lykes, Dr. Leigh Patel, and Dr. AJ Franklin.   The topic is one that is a critical issue in our society – “Lessons for Immigration Policy from Newcomer Youth and Mixed Status Families”.  Both Dr. Lykes and Dr. Patel have done extensive research with immigrant youth and families and they will be discussing their research and implications for educational policy.

The attached flyer will give you more information about the Colloquium - and LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED !

RACE IN THE U.S.A. Expectations, Concerns, and Hopes in 2015

invite members of the Boston College community to a panel discussion.

Moderated by James Keenan, S.J., 
Director of the Jesuit Institute