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Making Their Voices Heard
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Making Their Voices Heard

“It’s really important that we’re on the same page … that we’re still a community, that we can also make the rest of the black students on campus feel like they could have a home or somewhere to go.”

In Flatbush, Wintanna Abai Provides New Paths to Success
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In Flatbush, Wintanna Abai Provides New Paths to Success

“I sort of think of this work of [our staff] is part of a revolution. This country is failing so many kids, and everybody seems to turn the other way. I find that people who feel really passionate about that and feel determined to make it better and determined to give our kids exactly what they deserve end up doing really well.”

McCartney Picks Up the Pieces in Recovering Communities
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McCartney Picks Up the Pieces in Recovering Communities

“We were totally unprepared for what we saw and who we met. It was so far from what could happen in our country. We couldn’t get our heads around it. What really inspired and motivated us to start SBP was meeting people who were affected by Katrina, for the first time in their lives, had to wait in line for food. Their lives were in complete turmoil. And there was no clear path to get home.”

Gehman and Escobar: Universality, Intersectionality, Boldness
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Gehman and Escobar: Universality, Intersectionality, Boldness

“The Intersectional Social Progress pledge is something that we want to be a core document for every single interaction we have—so we want that to be a fundamental basis for those relations. Whether we’re creating the new coalition of student governments or working with the Jesuit Student Government Alliance, we want to make sure that we’re all on the same fundamental page.”

Guma and Atinizian: Accessibility, Inclusion, Improvement
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Guma and Atinizian: Accessibility, Inclusion, Improvement

“I think that [these experiences are] very important for a person who’s going to serve in a role of student government—it obviously can’t be someone who loves Boston College, because if you really, really love Boston College, and think that everything is perfect, there’s going to be no more room for improvement.”

Sepe and Bracher: Responsible, Respectful, Ready
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Sepe and Bracher: Responsible, Respectful, Ready

“We need to have a culture of respect because sometimes people, especially people who are in the margins, do not feel as though they are respected here. You know, there’s a great song about it. ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T.’ These things ring true throughout history, and we need to bring it here at Boston College.”

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