Perhaps because we the students, faculty, and administration of our schools have never seen the faces of those most affected by climate change or toxic pollution. But if you’ve been around Jesuit education long enough and if you have read this far, the chances are that you have, you just didn’t know it. Odds are you have learned or spent time in places like the Philippines, Latin America, the Gulf Coast, or Appalachia—all places that have faced and will face tragedies because of climate change and fossil fuels.
In light of the recent deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Gardner, and Tamir Rice, as well as other young black men killed during confrontations with law enforcement officials, the phrase "Black Lives Matter" has taken on a life of it's own. Whether it is being shouted at rallies, read contemplatively during prayer services, or being tweeted out across the world (see #BlackLivesMatter) - the message of many Americans has been very clear --- BLACK LIVES MATTER.
BOSTON, MA - The Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice in partnership with campus and community partners has developed a toolkit entitled "Know Your Rights - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)."