Leaders in the field participated in a panel discussion that addressed the exploitation of immigrants, including fraud, scams, and financial threats to the foreign born living in America, as well as resources for lawyers and social workers working to mitigate these threats.
May 23rd marked the 140th Commencement in the history of Boston College and the seventy-sixth School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony. This year, under bright, flawless skies, 266 soon-to-be social workers were awarded MSWs, while five individuals celebrated completion of their doctoral studies.
This past April 15, BCSSW hosted a unique event honoring the family of BCSSW student Eric Charette, and in particular, Eric’s mother Mary, who has fostered 237 children since 1979.
“Truly bearing witness to the atrocity means for each of us rekindle and renew that burning call within us to become relentless and passionate activists for racial, social, and economic justice,” he said.
The event’s topic, The Brain in a Social Context, drew attendees from across the country, including MIT’s John D.E. Gabrieli, who delivered the keynote address.
University of Connecticut School of Social Work Dean Salome Raheim presented the ninth annual Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture on April 15 at Boston College. Salome’s talk, entitled “Race and Justice: From Analysis to Action,” focused on the current dialogue on police violence against African Americans, as well as the mass incarceration of blacks in the U.S.…
On February 19th, civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin presented a talk on her life at the Boston College School of Social Work, remembering the day 60 years ago when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.