Tag Archives: race

Opening minds

Boston College graduate and education consultant Afrika Afeni Mills explores why racial identity work is crucial, especially for white educators and students, in order to achieve a learning environment that is bias-free and truly advances diversity, equity, and inclusion, in … Continue reading

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Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim CodeĀ 

Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies and founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab at Princeton University, investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, … Continue reading

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Poet Claudia Rankine

The Lowell Humanities Series presents award-winning poet Claudia Rankine who will give a reading from her poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric, followed by an audience Q&A, at a webinar on Mar. 2 at 7.p.m. Citizen: An American Lyric recounts … Continue reading

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White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege

Growing up white and middle class, Fr. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., was shielded from seeing persistent, pervasive racism, and never thought much about racial justice except for what he read in history books. In the spring and summer of 2020, … Continue reading

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Becoming Black

The Boston College McMullen Museum of Art presents Harvard University Professor Alejandro de la Fuente, who will give a virtual presentation on September 15 at 5:30 p.m. on his book, Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, … Continue reading

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Book prize for Summers

Cultural historian Martin Summers, a BC professor in the History Department and in the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Cheiron Book Prize for his work Madness in the City of Magnificent … Continue reading

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So You Want to Talk about Race

Ijeoma Oluo, author of bestseller So You Want to Talk about Race (Seal Press/Hachette Group, 2018), will give a presentation on her book on March 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the virtual Boston College Lowell Humanities series. Oluo’s … Continue reading

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“One person, no vote”

Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, will speak on that topic at a virtual webinar event on September 30 at 7 p.m. Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African … Continue reading

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Interracial dialoguing & female storytelling

Emily Bernard, author of the acclaimed book Black is the Body: Stories From my Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, will give a webinar on fostering interracial understanding and the importance of female storytelling on September 22 beginning at … Continue reading

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A conversation with Quan Zhou

Graphic novelist Quan Zhou will talk with BC Professors Min Song and Mary Kate Donovan about Asian immigration, art, and representation on Oct. 29 at Boston College. Zhou, who was born in Spain and is ethnically Chinese, explores the topic … Continue reading

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