Students logged onto Zoom on Thursday to celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, marking the beginning of a month-long celebration of the historical contributions made by Hispanic and Latinx individuals in the United States.
The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center hosted a Black History Month Opening Celebration titled “Still I Rise” on Wednesday.
Come 2019, the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Options Through Education Transitional Summer Program, a six-week program that prepares first-year students for their transition to Boston College.
Sendoya’s departure comes after a year of student protests and activism calling on the University to, among other requests, reevaluate the programs it has in place for instruction on diversity and inclusion on campus.
“In my opinion, we must respectfully juggle the fact that racism must color the way we see how amazing these activists are treated, very differently from the thoughtful leaders of the Black LIves Matter movement,” said professor C. Shawn McGuffey. “We must do both of these.”
This year’s theme of the month-long celebration is “Latinos keeping the future bright.”
“Today we’re here celebrating Black History Month, but we know that black history is 365 days a year.”