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A Message From Dr. Inés Maturana Sendoya

Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

Welcome to a new year with new challenges and opportunities!

The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center provides programs and services to support your academic success, social integration, and holistic development as a Boston College student.

College Counseling is one of our most enriching services. You can meet with any of the BAIC staff to receive counsel on a range of topics: from course selection to relationships with peers and faculty and issues of race and socio-economic class. We are here to help you navigate those complex conversations and listen.

If you, or someone you know, are unsure of how to facilitate conversations on race, or the intersections of race, gender, socioeconomic status, or other identities, we offer a variety of programs that help build the confidence and skills needed to have these conversation in a safe and productive way.

Dialogues on Race is a six-week program that uses a variety of educational mediums to discuss and reflect on issues related to race. All sessions are facilitated by trained student facilitators. For more information and how to get involved please contact Tiffany Enos.

If you are interested in experiencing these conversations in a classroom led by a faculty member, please check out the one-credit course: Racing to  Justice Seminar.

Campus of Difference  is a cultural competency program that offers a variety of workshops based on the Anti-Defamation League Curriculum  (ADL). For more information and how to get involved please contact Tiffany Enos.

RIDE is a weekend retreat that provides a safe space for undergraduate students to consider and discuss experiences of race and identity. For more information on how to get involved contact for more information and how to get involved please contact Andy Petigny.

Our other programs include: Nursing Outreach, the Bowman Art Collaborative, Ethnic Heritage Months, Mays Mentoring, Spiritual Engagement and Outreach, and Summer Tuition Remission.

We also prepared a resource to help you understand racial trauma and ways to combat it and take care of yourself #RacialTraumaisReal.  Feel free to stop by the Center and pick up your own copy. 

I invite you to explore our website to learn about these programs more in depth and to stop by our Center in Maloney 455. 

In the spirit of academic success!


Inés Maturana Sendoya, EdD.