Upcoming Events

Friday, January 19, 2018

Professor's Pick: Mark Sanders on Carrie Mae Weems

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

Join Professor Mark Sanders of English and Africana Studies for a discussion of Carrie Mae Weems' 2014 print Untitled (Listening Devices). After the discussion, continue the conversation over lunch from Jimmy Johns in the atrium. 

The Professors Pick series is sponsored by the Snite Museum Student Advisory Group to bring students, faculty, art, and ideas together.…

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A New Civil Rights Agenda: Racism, Multiracial Coalitions and Pathways for Solidarity

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Location: Geddes Hall Coffee House

Over the last year, it seems that we experienced a more explicit, expansive attempt to revive explicit racism in our politics, our media, and our interpersonal relations than we’ve seen in decades. The reality of racism in America and its pernicious effects have been revealed once again. African-Americans, Muslim Americans, Latinos, Immigrants, Jewish Americans and many others have found themselves directly under attack interpersonally, institutionally, and sometimes violently.

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Higher Ground Artist: L.A. Theatre Works presents The Mountaintop

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop imagines what happened inside the Lorraine Motel’s room 306 the night before April 4, 1968. In the expert hands of L.A. Theatre Works and an experienced touring cast, Katori Hall’s fictional reimagining begins in Memphis in April 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where he encounters a young hotel maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his destiny and the fate of the very nation to which he’s devoted his life.…

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Higher Ground Artist: UZIMA!

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Led by Kelly Morgan, founder, and director of local dance and theater company UZIMA! and master African drummer James Riley ’94 this popular event celebrates wholeness, joy, purpose, and life.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Princess and the Frog

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

Sunday Family Films presents this Disney instant classic that has been heralded as the studio’s return to 2D animation and, most notably, the inclusion of an African-American princess (a first in the Disney pantheon). Hardworking and ambitious, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. Her dream takes a slight detour when she meets Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos), who has been turned into an amphibian by the evil Dr. Facilier. Mistaking her for a princess and hoping to break the spell, Naveen plants a kiss on Tiana -- with unintended results. The pair the work together on an adventure through the bayous to seek the help of a powerful priestess.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

MLK Celebration Luncheon

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Location: Joyce Center, North Dome

The third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, is an opportunity for campus-wide conversation. Join students, faculty, and staff at this free but ticketed event. This year, former Student Body President, Corey Robinson, and his father, former NBA star and philanthropist, David Robinson, are keynote speakers. Corey will interview his father in a fireside chat format, exploring the family's motivations for service and sharing insights on how they have worked to serve their communities to make a difference.…

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Community Building Lunches in Dining Halls

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Location: North and South Dining Halls

Members of the Notre Dame community — students, faculty and staff — who are not able to attend the campus-wide luncheon at the Joyce Center are invited to gather with friends and colleagues for lunch in the campus dining halls to continue the day’s conversations. Lunch is complimentary from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a Notre Dame ID.…

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Exhibit: Civil Rights Photography

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

After the MLK Celebration Luncheon, stop by the Snite Museum to explore photographs of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and critical moments of the Civil Rights Movement. The photographs reflect the movement's participants’ struggle, courage, and hopefulness. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described this dynamic as having the faith “to rise from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope” in his October 1963 speech on the Notre Dame campus. Decades later these photographs continue to resonate with, in the words of Dr. King, “the challenges we face” in the ongoing pursuit of a more just society.…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

White Nationalism and American Politics: The Mainstreaming of Anger and Resentment

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

The Institute for Latino Studies and the Department of Africana Studies are cosponsoring a presentation by Professor Rory McVeigh, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements, entitled "White Nationalism and American Politics: The Mainstreaming of Anger and Resentment."  Respondents will be Darren Davis, Lilly Presidential Fellow, Professor of Political Science, and Affiliated Faculty in Africana Studies, Jennifer Jones, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Latino Studies. 

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Social Concerns Fair

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Location: Geddes Hall

Find new ways to get involved in the South Bend community by connecting with local not-for-profit organizations and service & social action clubs. Learn more and engage in issues such as immigration, sustainability, women's care, homelessness, education, hunger, and health care.…

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