The Office for Institutional Diversity hosted Reflections and Dialogue: Community Voices – The Immigrant Experience on March 29, 2019. Through dialogue with members of the Boston College community who have immigrated to the United States, participants were able to immerse in panelists’ experience, challenges, and opportunities they faced when immigrating to the United States.
Nelson Portillo, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology
Claudia Trilleras, Dining Services
Ravi Jain, Senior Associate Director, Digital Media & Web Dev, Office of University Communications
Angeline Shenje Peyton, Associate Director, School Development
“This event is hosted by students from the class, Where #BlackLivesMatterMeets #MeToo: Violence and Representation in the African Diaspora. Our goal is to make the voices of sexual assault survivors heard. We also want to bring light to the impact of marginalization and different identities on survivor experiences. We will have a panel of speakers who will share their stories as survivors, professionals, and advocates. This event will take place in McGuinn 121 on December 4, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm, doors open at 6pm.”
Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century Center (C21) will host: “Why I Remain a Catholic: Belief in a Time of Turmoil,” on Tuesday, November 27, at 7 p.m. in Robsham Theater “to examine a question that many Catholics have asked in recent months following reports from a Pennsylvania grand jury detailing decades of clergy sexual abuse, and the resignation of Theodore McCarrick from the College of Cardinals amid sexual abuse and harassment allegations.”
“Pope Francis calls us to be a listening Church,” added Kiefer, who noted that with this event the C21 Center is honoring its mission to be a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church. “We need to pray for the victims and our Church, listen, and act. Together we can find a new way forward.”
“Iozzio, director of STM’s Master of Theological Studies Program, focuses her teaching interests on Catholic social teaching, disability studies, theological anthropology, and bioethics/healthcare ethics.”
“The Seton Medal, named in honor of the founder of the Sisters of Charity, is given annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to an area of theology.”
“She is the fifth Boston College faculty member to receive the Seton Medal, joining Pheme Perkins, Lisa Sowle Cahill, M. Shawn Copeland, and Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M.”
“In the past few months, BC has been active in new and ongoing international consortia for Jesuit and Catholic education, and been confirmed as the host for a major international conference for Catholic universities in 2021.
These developments are notable in and of themselves, said Vice Provost for Global Engagement Alberto Godenzi, but also reflect BC’s new global approach, a commitment inscribed in “Ever to Excel,” the University’s 10-year Strategic Plan.”
Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, was invited to be the featured speaker at The Council for Women of Boston College event on October 18.
“Activist, author, and attorney Reshma Saujani, who leads a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future, … is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, an organization working to inspire, educate, and equip girls for opportunities in computer programming through summer immersion programs, afterschool clubs, and other initiatives.”