Media and Speaking

Upcoming Talks

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 10AM-3PM
Fight Racism
Diocese of Camden Life & Justice Gathering 
Aquinas Center’s Youth Researchers will facilitate the afternoon portion of this dialogue and will focus on institutionalized racism, the history of race and the U.S. Catholic Church, white privilege, and ways to create communities of inclusion.
Saint Charles Borromeo Church | Sicklerville, NJ

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 12:30PM
Food Sovereignty| Philadelphia Assembled 
Monthly Growers Series – Transcending Place, Creating Culture
Carid Maranan, YEP/Kasama Farmstand Coordinator
Perelman Building | Philadelphia Museum of Art

Friday, September 22, 2017 – 10:30AM
Personal Stories of Migration
Convening – Catholic Coalition for Immigrants and Refugees
Martina Hyacinth, Operations Coordinator
Cabrini University, Radnor, PA

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Encounter, Beauty, and Justice
Villanova University
Bethany J. Welch, Ph.D. and Carmel Maranan

Friday, February 24, 2017 – 1:45 PM Workshop Series II
PHENND Conference: Immigration 
Striving for Mutuality: Re-Imagining Community/University Service Learning Experiences
Bethany J. Welch, Ph.D., Sabina Marroquin, Martina Hyacinth
Cabrini University, Radnor, PA 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 4:45pm – 6:00pm, GSE 300
38th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum
Reading Place: Teens Acquiring Spatial Literacy in Pursuit of Inclusive Public Space
Carid Maranan, Atianah Thomas, Bethany J. Welch, Ph.D., Madeline Dahlin
Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, April 21, 2017 – 8:00am – 9:25am
Activist Scholarship Special Session: Transnational Communities and Immigrant Housing Pressures – Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting
Beautiful Walls: Mural Making and Precarity in the City

Bethany J. Welch, Ph.D.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Recent Media Coverage

Let’s be that city for DreamersPhiladelphia Inquirer (2017)

Interview with Aquinas DACA youth – Newsworks/WHYY (2017)

Parish partnership creates culture of inclusionNational Catholic Reporter (2016)

Philadelphia Inquirer – Pope defends migrants and Aquinas Center to house pilgrims during World Meeting (2015)

Immigration Advocates in Philadelphia See Affirmation in Pope’s Visit New York Times (2015)

Newsworks/WHYY – Papal pilgrims to be housed at Aquinas Center (2015)

Aquinas Center hosts Indego Bikeshare  (2015)

Aquinas Center becomes place for intercultural conversation and education (2013)

Aquinas Center supports immigrants through education and organizing efforts (2014)

Recent Digital and Print Publications

Bethany J. Welch, Atianah Thomas, and Andrea Rusli (2017). “Faith in Action: Immigrants, Refugees, and Allies Pursue a Holistic Vision for Community-Initiated Education, Organizing, and Accompaniment,” Social Innovations Journal: Issue 38.

Gerald Campano, María Paula Ghiso, and Bethany J. Welch (2016.) Partnering with Immigrant Communities: Action Through Literacy, Teachers College Press, Columbia, New York, NY.

Welch, B.J. (June 8, 2015). Five keys to building community. Millennial Journal.

Gerald Campano, María Paula Ghiso, and Bethany Welch (2015) Ethical and professional norms in community-based research. Harvard Educational Review: April 2015, Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 29-49.

Welch, B.J. (2012). A dual nature: The archdiocesan community development corporation. Community Development: Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 451-463.

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