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“Lessons for Immigration Policy from Newcomer Youth and Mixed Status Families”

Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Please plan to attend a Lynch School Colloquium on Tuesday, January 27th from noon - 1:30 pm.   The speakers are three of our distinguished faculty - Dr. Brinton Lykes, Dr. Leigh Patel, and Dr. AJ Franklin.   The topic is one that is a critical issue in our society – “Lessons for Immigration Policy from Newcomer Youth and Mixed Status Families”.  Both Dr. Lykes and Dr. Patel have done extensive research with immigrant youth and families and they will be discussing their research and implications for educational policy.

The attached flyer will give you more information about the Colloquium - and LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED !

RACE IN THE U.S.A. Expectations, Concerns, and Hopes in 2015

invite members of the Boston College community to a panel discussion.

Moderated by James Keenan, S.J., 
Director of the Jesuit Institute

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Lowell Humanities Presents: Jeff Chang Who We Be: The Colorization of America

The Lowell Humanities Series at Boston College is pleased to announce that Jeff Chang will be joining us on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00 PM. Please feel free to share this information widely with your friends, students, and colleagues. All Lowell events are free, open to the public, and do not require reservations or tickets.

For additional information about the Lowell Humanities Series, please visit our website ( or contact the series director, Professor Carlo Rotella at

14th Annual Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony

Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Boston College alumni, parents, and friends are invited to honor America’s veterans during the 14th Annual Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony.

Larry Rawson ’63, Captain USMCR, will serve as guest speaker.


Mass at St. Ignatius Church – 9:30 a.m.
Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial on Burns Lawn – 11 a.m.
Reception in Gasson 100 - noon

Economics and Race: Perspectives on our Nation's Future

November 13th, 2014. Hear Julianne Malveau speak about 'Economics and Race: Perspectives on our Nation's Future'

Immigration Panel & Documentary Screening

October 29th, 2014. Join Graduate Students of Color Association for their Immigration Panel and Documentary Screening.

Wheelchair 4 A Day @BC

November 7th 2014  Rent a wheelchair and join us to go around campus! 

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Crashing into Michael Brown: A Decade of Racial Justice and Injustice

October 22, 2014.  African & African Diaspora Studies Program present: 2014-2015 "New Directions in African Diaspora Studies" Lecture Series.

Hispanic Heritage Month at Boston College 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014. On behalf of the Hispanic Heritage Steering Committee (HHM) I am happy to announce our 6th year celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Boston College, from September 15th through October 15th.  As we celebrate this month, it is an exciting opportunity to create greater awareness to both students and the community of Hispanic and Latino cultures. 

C.A.R.E. Week 2014

Dear Boston College Student:

As we head into spring, I wanted to let you know about some of the many campus and community events throughout the month of April, including Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, C.A.R.E. Week, Black Family Weekend, and the Boston College Arts Festival. For your convenience, we’ve created a comprehensive roundup of events. I hope you will take advantage of Boston College’s numerous cultural, social, and spiritual opportunities.  I also want to direct you to our comprehensive sexual assault resources webpage, which has comprehensive information for survivors, including the booklet entitled You are Not Alone.

On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs, I wish you an enjoyable and successful rest of the semester.


Barb Jones, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs



Vet Night Out
Vet Night Out

Join the Office of Graduate Student Life and your fellow service members for appetizers at Patron's Mexican Kitchen and Watering Hole (138 Brighton Ave.- above Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston) on Wednesday, April 16th between 7:30-9:00pm.   It will be a relaxed evening of fellowship and fun to celebrate the closing of the spring semester.  Spouses, partners and significant others are also welcome!

Please email Amanda at by Monday, April 14th to RSVP.  We hope to see you there!

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Mr. Michael W. Twitty "Dining on a Haunted Plate"

March 18th, 2014. 6PM. Walsh Function Room.

Michael W. Twitty presents "Dining on a Haunted Plate": Becoming a Black Chef in the 18th and 19th Centuries. This presentation demonstrates the history of the cuisine as an extension of the foodways of Africa in early America with emphasis on the cooking techniques, cultural transformation, and flavor principles unique to this translation of Western cuisine by early African American chefs.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:00 p.m. The Heights Room

Recasting Women: Challenging Media Distortions that Curb Women’s Power and Influence

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, award-winning writer, director, and producer of the documentary films Miss Representation (2011) and The Mask You Live In (2014), will discuss how mass media depictions of women and girls restrict their paths to positions of leadership and power. She will also explore how we as a society can affect and change culture.

Harvest of Empire: the Untold Story of Latinos in America

Monday, March 17. 7:00 p.m. McGuinn Hall, Room 121
Join the Center for a screening of the film Harvest of Empire: the Untold Story of Latinos in America. Based on the book, "Harvest of Empire," by award-winning journalist Juan González, the film is a feature-length documentary that examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.  

"I Am Strong" Strong Women, Strong Girls at Boston College

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. O'neill Library, Level One Gallery.

This series will repeat every day 25 more times through March 28, 2014
The purpose of this exhibit is to bring awareness to the BC chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls, as well as to portray what it means to be women in society today. We all come from different backgrounds and circumstances, which make us all individually unique. However, as females we all share a bond that only we can understand. We are strong and proud to be who we are, and we should never be afraid to show it. This exhibit is based on an article that was written in The Heights, the independent student newspaper at Boston College. The article talks about a study that was done in 2012, revealing that female Boston College students' self-confidence declines during their four years at BC. The study sheds light upon a very important issue on campus, concluding with recommendations on how the University can try and reverse the ongoing issue. -- Abigail Blaisdell, College of Advancing Studies '15, BC Chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls

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Wheelchair Dancing and Zumba

The Graduate Education Association at the Boston College Lynch School presents a new first time at BC event- Wheelchair Dancing: 


What:  Wheelchair dancing (integrated abilities dance) and Zumba 

When: February 25th, 2:00-3:30pm 

Where: Walsh Function Room, Boston College.  


This event will be videotaped  from 2-3. We will give a demo, then open it up for everyone to try it. Please pre-register. Everyone from the BC Community welcome to come watch or participate with music and fun.  Free.  Light refreshments.  (Flyer attached)

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Is the "A.H.A.N.A." Acronym Still Relevant Today?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. A conversation with Valerie Lewis-Mosley, a BC Alumnus who helped coin the term A.H.A.N.A. in 1979.

Walk on: The Story of Rosa Parks

Friday, February 15, 2013. Mad River Theater Works performs: Walk on: The Story of Rosa Parks at the Hibernian Hall, in Roxbury.

Walk on: The Story of Rosa Parks flyer.

Day of Silence

Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22, 2013. There are a week of great events planned for next week's Day of Silence (Friday). All events are open to everyone on campus, and many will involve graduate students and faculty/staff.

Ticket to Work Webinar

November 14, 2012. A free webinar, "Ticket to Work for America’s Veterans: Free Support Services for Those Who Served," will explain the Ticket to Work program and Work Incentives and how they work with Veterans’ benefits.

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