Save the Date! May 20, 2020 — 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Summit


The Fifth Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit: Towards Inclusive Excellence, invites faculty and staff to participate in developmental learning opportunities focusing on approaches towards inclusive mindsets as well as collaborations to advance a thriving professional and academic environment.

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“Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story” BC Panel

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Martin Doblmeier, filmmaker and president, Journey Films
Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Fordham University
Brianne Jacobs, Emmanuel College

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 5 – 7pm
Location: Devlin Hall 101


Co-sponsored with the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

Dorothy Day has been called “the most interesting American Catholic of the 20th century,” as well as anarchist, journalist, pacifist, and now candidate for sainthood in the Catholic Church. The Boisi Center is proud to screen Emmy Award winner Martin Doblmeier’s new film, after which Doblmeier will discuss both his film and the figure of Day herself with Jeannine Hill Fletcher of Fordham University and Brianne Jacobs of Emmanuel College.

Reflections and Dialogue: Community Voices – The Immigrant Experience

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 Developmentimmigrationpanel.JPG

Your Story Matters: A Colloquium on Intersectionality

“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.”


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‘Why I Remain a Catholic: Belief in a Time of Turmoil’

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.”


BC School of Theology and Ministry Professor Mary Jo Iozzio Honored With St. Elizabeth Seton Medal

“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.”

Read more at BC News


BC to Host Major International Conference for Catholic Universities in 2021

“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.”