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Advancing and Sustaining an Inclusive and Diverse Boston College Community
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View photos from our Lunch and Learn Series on 3/5/15

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View photos from our Lunch and Learn Series on 12/16/14

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View photos from the 2013 University Affiliates Program Closing Ceremony.

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The American Anthropological Association's explores race from three perspectives.

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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Thea Bowman Legacy Day

Please join us March 30th, 2015 from 3:30p.m to 4:30p.m at Gasson 305 to celebrate Thea Bowman Legacy Day hosted by the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center.  We hope to get your support by way of sharing this with your colleagues, students, faculty and staff. Don't forget to use the hashtag #TheaBowmanLegacy!

We are delighted to be bringing in Dr. Deborah Pembleton from St. Benedict/St. John’s in Collegeville, Minnesota who was a student, family friend and fellow church member of Sister Thea Bowman.  Dr. Pembleton will be sharing how this enriching experience had a tremendous influence on her professional career, international research, teaching philosophy and spiritual commitment.  In addition, Dr. Pembleton will discuss what Sister Thea Bowman would do in light of the current racial justice events.

Disability in Global Contexts

Recognizing the prevalence of disabilities throughout the world, many religious traditions are examining their practices of inclusion-exclusion of persons with disabilities.  This presentation discusses the trajectory of disability consciousness in contemporary theological disciplines and seeks to raise consciousness of our own (mis)perceptions, presumptions, and prejudices regarding disabilities and people with disabilities, with the goal of moving beyond accommodation to advocacy, affirmation, and accountability with and for persons with disabilities.