Current CHRIJ certificate student, and Lynch School of Education Ph.D. student in Psychology, Gabriela Távara Vásquez, has been awarded a pair of prestigious awards to assist her in completing her dissertation during the coming year.
On March 29, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at the New School for Social Research joined the Center for a presentation on "Reimagining Refugee Law."
News & Announcements
Former CHRIJ certificate recipient and BC Ph.D. student in Sociology, Adam Saltsman, wrote an op-ed in the Worcester Telegram decrying President Trump's refugee ban and its effects on the Worcester area.
The Center is now accepting applications from BC students for funding assistance to attend the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) Student Leadership conference, to be held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA from June 27-29, 2017. The theme of this year's conference is "Principles in Crisis: Refugees and Responsibility." Deadline to apply for BC funding assistance is April 19.
Interested BC students may contact Center Assistant Director Timothy Karcz for an application at email@example.com.
Center co-director Daniel Kanstroom was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on US immigration policy and the traditional role family unification has played in it over the years as President Trump and the Republicans look at possible changes to the immigration system.
Congratulations to Center co-director Dr. M. Brinton Lykes, who has been awarded the 2017 Seymour B. Sarason Award for Community Research and Action by the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association.
The Heights, BC's student newspaper, covered our Feb. 28 event with author and activist Chuck Collins on his new book Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.
Center co-director Dan Kanstroom appeared on the WBUR radio program Open Source last evening, as part of a wide-ranging conversation entitled "Deportation Nation," joined by Harvard professors Roberto Gonzales and Mary Waters.
Center co-director Dan Kanstroom is quoted in an article in the Boston Globe about the Boston-based history of anti-immigrant sentiment.
The Center has issued a statement in protest of President Trump's executive order this weekend suddenly barring refugee admissions and some classes of people with visas, such as US legal permanent residents, from entering the country.
The Center has released its Winter 2016-2017 newsletter. With Center news and recaps of the past semester's events, check it out.
Center's Post-Deportation Human Rights Project announces launch of new online portal, the Deportation Global Information Project! Access more and get the link to the new site here.
The Center is excited to announce it will be offering summer research grants to BC graduate and undergraduate students once again in 2017! Application deadline February 28.
In the wake of the 2016 US elections, the Center has made a statement on the election and established a section of its website dedicated to useful resources for immigrant advocates. Included are sections on advocacy initiatives and events; BC & local university resources; education; legal resources; resources on sanctuary schools and universities; and statements by institutions of higher education.
Thursday, May 18
With presentations from:
- Colleen Melaugh, student at the BC School of Theology & Ministry
- Maya Perlmann, student at the BC School of Social Work
- Gabriela Távara Vásquez, Lynch School of Education PhD student