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BC Social Work Recruitment Fair

MARCH 27, 2015
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Murray Room, 4th Floor, Yawkey Center

Recruiters from across New England will be on campus to talk to students about employment opportunities at their agencies. Boston College School of Social Work students and alumni are invited to meet with area agency representatives and pick up materials and handouts describing their programs.  More about the BC Social Work Recruitment Fair »

Black History Month Speaker
Claudette Colvin: Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement

FEBRUARY 19, 2015
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Lunch provided
RSVP Required: Please email Christine McIntosh at chris.mcintosh@bc.edu.

The BC community is invited to attend a unique event celebrating Black History Month at the Boston College School of Social Work, where civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin will present a talk on her life and her fight for social justice. The talk is one in a series of presentations during BC Social Work's 2014-2015 Diversity Focus on "Race & Justice."

In addition to being the grandmother of current MSW student Jennifer Colvin, Claudette Colvin played an important role in the civil rights movement. Nine months before Rosa Parks' famous stand for justice, she also was arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white person and move to the back of the bus. She was only 15 years old at the time.  More about the Black History Month event with Claudette Colvin »

News

GSSW in the News
GSSW Lab Aims to Aid Immigrants' Integration

Immigrant Integration Lab Director Westy Egmont
Immigrant Integration Lab Director Westy Egmont (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Boston College, founded 150 years ago to educate the children of Boston immigrants, has embarked on a new initiative to help foreign-born persons make a successful transition into American democratic society.

The Immigrant Integration Lab (IIL), housed at the University's Graduate School of Social Work and under the direction of Westy Egmont, is a unique applied research lab that addresses the critical issue of immigrant inclusion. The IIL draws on academic and clinical expertise to provide resources, studies and leadership to national working groups, local agencies and professional leadership that focus on immigrant integration.

Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »

Watch a video about the Immigrant Integration Lab »