View photos from our Lunch and Learn Series on 3/5/15
As one of the final events of its inaugural year, the Boston College Graduate Students of Color Association presents Before God, We All Are Family: Explorations at the Intersections of Faith, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Familia.
This two-part event series is designed to continue conversations around sexual orientation and gender identity (with a particular emphasis on transgender identity) within the context of biblical interpretation, Catholic culture in the United States (using as a lens Latino-American culture), and racial and ethnic identity.
Ta-Nehisi Coates's Atlantic Magazine cover story "The Case for Reparations" won the 2014 George Polk Award and reignited a long-dormant national conversation about how to compensate African Americans for a system of insitutional racism tha has robbed them of wealth and succes for generations. As he does in his article, Coates challenges the country to confront the moral debts it hsa incurred through this painful hustory and lays out a plan to repair and correct some of the damage.
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.