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Conversations that Matter: Who Belongs at BC? The Class of 2019 Discusses Race, Class, and Community at Boston College

student town hall

gasson hall foliage

panel discussion

Kerry Cronin, Boston College
Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J., Boston College School of Theology and Ministry 

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8pm
Location: Walsh Hall 131

An event for Boston College Senior Undergraduates only. RSVP requested.


Abstract: Kerry Cronin and Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J., will moderate a panel of BC senior undergraduate students around the theme, "Who Belongs at BC?" The discussion will focus on student experiences with issues of race and class over all four years at Boston College, and will touch upon questions of belonging, privilege, and community. Light refreshments will be served. 

kerry cronin

Kerry Cronin is the associate director of the Lonergan Institute and philosophy department fellow at Boston College. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College. For the past eighteen years, she has taught in Boston College’s interdisciplinary Perspectives Program (offering courses in the “Great Books” tradition). Additionally, she works extensively with undergraduates in retreat programs and is a regular speaker on college campuses, addressing topics of student culture and formation, notably relationships and dating. 

barbara quinn

Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J., is the associate director of spiritual formation at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and a sister in the Society of the Sacred Heart. Prior to coming to Boston, Quinn served as the director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at the University of San Diego. Her ministries have included spiritual direction and retreats, teaching at the college and graduate level, lay leadership training, formation work, and administration. 

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In October, Boston College’s independent student newspaper The Heights reported on a “die-in” protest held on campus. The protest, which occurred two days before the anniversary of the “Silence is Still Violence” march which drew thousands, was organized by the Black Eagles in order to recognize the issues of race on this campus that are still unresolved. On Thursday, November 15th, 2018, the Boisi Center will host a student town hall for senior undergraduates to reflect on race, class, and community, and to ask the question, “Who Belongs at BC?”