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Diversity + Justice Event

Gregory Groover

Groover Calls for ‘Passionate Activists for Justice’

“Truly bearing witness to the atrocity means for each of us rekindle and renew that burning call within us to become relentless and passionate activists for racial, social, and economic justice.” Groover said at the 2015 Diversity + Justice event.  Read more on the Blog »

MSW/PhD Student Dedicates Her Life's Work to Racial Healing

Melissa Bartholomew, MSW/PhD Student

In this Q&A, she places into context many of her life experiences and how they have brought her to Boston College; she talks about her project to develop a model for racial trauma healing for African Americans; and she explains why social work is so critically important to eradicating racism. More about Melissa and her work in this Q&A Blog»

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Civil Rights Pioneer Ignites Spirit of Activism

Cheryl Colvin, Ruth McRoy, Elaine Pinderhughes, Claudette Colvin, and Jennifer Colvin

Claudette Colvin presented a talk on her life remembering the day 60 years ago when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus – nine months before Rosa Parks' famous protest.  Read more on the Blog »

BC Social Work Diversity Event

The event, "Justice, Diversity, and Aging: A Conversation for Incoming Students and Faculty," explored the social work profession's commitment to social justice and our school's promise to prepare students for empathetic and effective social work practice in a world filled with diversity.

Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich
Associate Professor; Chair, Older Adults and Families Concentration; Teaching Chair
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Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich

Tiziana Dearing
Associate Professor; Co-Chair, Macro Practice
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Tiziana Dearing

Diversity News & Events

Follow all our upcoming school and diversity events on our events page and stories on our school blog. For past events see the Archives.