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A Message From Dr. Inés Maturana Sendoya

Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

Dr. Ines Maturana Sendoya, Director of the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

Welcome back!

We hope you had a restful holiday break, and you are ready to take on the promising semester and year.

The historical social events that occurred last semester have impacted the lives of people across the nation, but even closer to our Boston College home. Our office will be providing programs throughout the rest of the semester surrounding #BlackLivesMatter. Our Community Building Initiatives will provide the following programs:

Bowman Art Collaborative! As a part of Black History Month, students interested in expressing the power of youth movements in Black history, and/or capturing the social justice movements propelled by Ferguson and Garner, as encouraged to apply. The deadline is January 14th. Should you need more time to complete your proposal please contact our office directly.

Project X!  Will be kicking off its first meeting the last week of January. If you are interested in discussing intersectionality theory surrounding #BlackLivesMatter please contact Rosaleah Brown.

The Student Lounge! Black lives still matter in 2015, and we are opening our student lounge space to continue to foster holistic and meaningful conversations for interested students. If you would like to have a spontaneous meeting discuss current events and/or aftermath of an event, please contact our office.

Are you unsure of how to facilitate these types of conversations? Dialogues on Race and a Campus of Difference can be of service. To sign up for a session or for more information please contact Josh Manlove.  If you are interested in experiencing these conversations in a classroom led by a faculty member, please check out the one-credit course: Journey to Racial Justice Seminar.

If there are any additional programs or services you would like to see made available to the BC community please do not hesitate to contact us.

In spirit of academic success,

Ines Maturana Sendoya, Ed.D.