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A Path Forward: Ayanna Pressley Ensures that a Diversity of Voices Are Heard in Boston 

Ayanna Pressley

As the first African American woman to serve in the 106-year history of the Boston City Council, Ayanna Pressley has broken down previously insurmountable walls along the road to success»

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 »


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.