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)."
Over 1,200 alumni of Jesuit universities and high schools have sent a letter this week to fellow alumni in the U.S. House of Representatives calling on them to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The group forty-three House members, which includes Speaker of the House Representative John Boehner (Xavier University ‘77) have attended one or more of the 28 universities and 60 high schools sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in the United States.