RISE3 regularly sponsors and participates in seminars, colloquia, symposia, and other events that bring together scholars, students, and others for discussions and celebrations. Sponsored events have included “Unleashing the Power of Data to Expand Opportunity,” a 2017 event that featured speakers from the Obama administration, and a summer institute for scholars of color. We also participated in a Q&A with Senator U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on income equality and a four-day conference on the implications of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment.

Symposium Series: Race, Place, Poverty, and Outcomes

Hosted by RISE3 with a grant from the Boston College Institute for the Liberal Arts, this symposium series matches scholars with senior practitioners to examine the impact of racial identity, poverty status, and place on outcomes in key areas of social policy.

Race, Place, Poverty, and Outcomes: Exploring Intersectionality in Child Welfare

Thursday, September 27, 2018
This year’s first symposium featured Linda Spears, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and Ruth McRoy, Donahue and DiFelice Professor of Social Work, Children, Youth & Families at Boston College. Event details »

Dinner and Research Presentations by Doctoral Fellows

Friday, September 28, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Monday, February 11, 2019
At each of these events, one of the doctoral fellows (Maheen Haider, Kristztina Horvath, Mahsa Ershadi, and Kirsten Rene) will present their dissertation research.

Race, Place, Poverty, and Outcomes: Exploring Intersectionality in Criminal Justice

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Dr. Jessica Simes, assistant professor in Boston University’s department of sociology, and Adam Foss, founder and president of Prosecutor Impact, discuss intersectionality in criminal justice. Event details »