Vice President for Student Affairs Shawna Cooper-Gibson will pause her plans to restructure the Thea Bowman AHANA Intercultural Center (BAIC) after hearing feedback from students, alumni, and members of color on Boston College’s Board of Trustees, according to a University release.
Boston College will rebrand the Thea Bowman AHANA Intercultural Center (BAIC) as the Thea Bowman Intercultural Center starting this summer, dropping the AHANA acronym and incorporating resources for LGBTQ+ students under its umbrella.
Valerie Lewis-Mosley, co-creator of the AHANA acronym at Boston College, said that she is neither a token nor the sum of her parts. Her words echo the powerful sentiments spoken throughout the BAIC’s Black History Month Opening Celebration on Thursday night.
Professors Kyrah Malika Daniels and Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones led a cultural dialogue about spirituality and social justice at the BRAVE Conference on Saturday morning.
BC community members, who gathered on Maloney lawn on Monday night, lit candles and held a moment of silence honoring the victims of the Atlanta shooting, as well as the victims of all anti-Asian violence.
Some low-income students have expressed dissatisfaction with BC’s move out exemption process and the way it has communicated with students.