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Elizabeth Mach

Issues Affecting Young Women in Tanzania Today: Female Mutilation, Child Marriages and Trafficking

Tuesday, August 30
6:00PM
Fulton 511

With Elizabeth Mach, Maryknoll Lay Missioner

Maryknoll Lay Missioner Liz Mach was born and raised in Minnesota. After receiving her nursing degree, Liz joined the newly formed Maryknoll program and was sent to Tanzania, East Africa. Liz has spent the last 40 years working in maternal child health care and advocating for the rights of women and girls in Eastern Africa.

She presently works for the Catholic Diocese of Musoma and coordinates all health, education and Social Services of the diocese through her work in the Planning and Development Directorate. The department has a strong program to end all forms of Gender Based Violence including Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriages and sex trafficking. The diocese advocates through shelters, schooling, training seminars on legal rights of women and creation awareness.

Sponsored by the Jesuit Institute, the Theology Department, the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, the School of Theology and Ministry, and the Global Practice Concentration of the School of Social Work.

See the Mach event flyer here.

NB: Mach is also presenting at 12:00PM on Aug. 31 at the Boisi Center. RSVP for that event here.

 
CISPES group
CISPES delegation to El Salvador

After Obama: What is the future of our 'Nation of Immigrants'? Conversation series

US Immigration Policy and Increased Threats to Central American Migrants

Thursday, September 22
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McGuinn Hall, Room 521

With Martha Guevara, Boston-area community activist. This event is Part 1 of the “After Obama: What is the future of our 'Nation of Immigrants'?” conversation series.

Martha Guevara is a retired Spanish bilingual teacher from Framingham, MA. She volunteers, in a variety of capacities, for area immigrant rights and service organizations.  In July she traveled to El Salvador and Guatemala on an immigration fact-finding delegation sponsored by CISPES (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador). The group's goals were to educate themselves about how US policy has contributed to displacement and migration in El Salvador, historically and currently, and to investigate the expansion of a militarized border enforcement model throughout Central America and how it is impacting migrants and asylum seekers. As part, the CISPES group spoke with Salvadoran governmental, religious, labor, and social movement leaders about how they are organizing to build alternatives to forced migration.

RSVP required below:  

 

 
Kalina Brabeck

After Obama: What is the future of our 'Nation of Immigrants'? Conversation series

The Influence of Immigrant Parent Legal Status on Immigrant Families and Developmental Outcomes for US-born Middle Childhood Children

Thursday, October 6
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McGuinn 334

With Kalina Brabeck, Associate Professor of Counseling, Rhode Island College. This event is Part 2 of the “After Obama: What is the future of our 'Nation of Immigrants'?” conversation series this fall.

RSVP required below:  

 

 
David Hollenbach, S.J.

Public Theology and the Global Common Good: The Contribution of David Hollenbach, S.J.

Friday, October 14 - Saturday, October 15
Gasson Hall & Simboli Hall, Boston College

View the full conference schedule and register online by October 10 »

This conference will celebrate the work of David Hollenbach, S.J. and mark the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pastoral letter “Economic Justice for All”. The conference will begin Friday afternoon, October 14, with a public keynote lecture by Ambassador Ken Hackett and continue Saturday, October 15, with presentations by David’s former students and colleagues, opening a conversation with a newer generation of theologians on the future of public theology and the common good.

SPONSORS

Institute for the Liberal Arts; Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences; The Jesuit Institute; Theology Department; School of Theology and Ministry; International Studies Program; Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life; and the Center for Human Rights and International Justice

 
Roberto Gonzales

After Obama: What is the future of our 'Nation of Immigrants'? Conversation series

Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

Thursday, November 3
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Campion Hall, Room 139

With Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University, and authour of "Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America."

This event is Part 3 of the “After Obama: What is the future of our 'Nation of Immigrants'?” conversation series this fall.

RSVP required below:  

 

 
Mary Waters

After Obama: What is the future of our 'Nation of Immigrants'? Conversation series

The War on Crime and the War on Immigrants: Racial and Legal Exclusion in the 21st Century United States

Thursday, November 17
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location TBD

With Mary Waters, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. This event is Part 4 of the “After Obama: What is the future of our 'Nation of Immigrants'?” conversation series this fall.

RSVP required below: