A Message From Dr. Inés Maturana Sendoya
Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center
We hope you had a wonderful holiday break, and you were able to enjoy the time with your friends and loved ones.
2014 and 2015 have been years of historical and profound social events that have impacted campus climate across the nation. The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center provides programs and services that aide in the retention and attrition of AHANA and Intercultural students. Every program and service we offer is created 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 microagressions we are here to help you navigate those complex conversations and listen.
If you, or someone you know, is unsure of how to facilitate conversations on race, or the intersections of race, gender, socioeconomic status, et al, we offer a variety of programs that help build the confidence and skills needed to have these conversation ins 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: Journey to Racial 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 Sarah Gallenberg.
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.
In the spirit of academic success!
Dr. Ines Maturana Sendoya
Director of the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center