This week, Boston College’s FACES Council, an organization dedicated to standing with students of color, is hosting its third annual Embrace Week. This year, the week's theme centers on three characteristics pertinent to BC: sociability, spirituality, and service.
Monday at 7 p.m. in Gasson 203 is “Why We Serve”, which studies the intentions and implications of service at BC through a critical lens. “Exploring Jesus in Justice” is on Tuesday in Merkert 130 at 7 p.m.
“We’ll be taking a closer look at the role of liberation theology in social movements in both post-colonial Latin America and Black communities in the United States” during Tuesday's event, said next year’s newly elected co-director, Jessica Murray, MCAS ‘19.
The Wednesday night event is in Gasson 309 at 7:30 p.m. Titled “You Can’t Sit With Us”, the event will explore the culture of racism that pervades the social lives of BC students.
“This week always culminates with 'Speak For Your Change', an event with singers, poets, and other passionate people who need a space or platform to discuss issues of justice and racism,” Murray said.
This is FACES’ seventh annual “Speak For Your Change”. It will be held Thursday night in the Rat at 7 p.m.