Celebrated civil rights leader Diane Nash will be the keynote speaker for the University of Notre Dame’s annual Martin Luther King Celebration Luncheon on Jan. 20 (Monday) at the Joyce Center.
Sponsored by the Office of the President and the Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, the luncheon included remarks from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as well as a panel discussion on race: “A Call to Love: Bridging the Racial Divide.”
The University of Notre Dame will host Walk the Walk Week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day from Jan. 19 (Saturday) to Jan. 26 (Saturday), with events including a prayer service, lectures, a musical performance and a celebration luncheon with accompanying panel discussion.
The Notre Dame community will mark the beginning of the fourth annual Walk the Walk Week and Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on Sunday, January 20 with a Candlelight Prayer Service, led by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in the Main Building Rotunda at 11:00 p.m. All are welcome to this interfaith service.
The luncheon — sponsored by the Office of the President and the President’s Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion — featured former student body president Corey Robinson and his father, retired former NBA Hall of Famer and philanthropist David Robinson, as keynote speakers.
Walk the Walk Week offers opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the broader community to celebrate the diversity that exists on campus and to reflect on ways to make Notre Dame even more welcoming and inclusive.
Seating was scarce in McKenna Hall Auditorium on Thursday night as students and faculty gathered to listen to poems and excerpts of stories about race, discrimination and how to find hope in it all.
Paying tribute to the Martin Luther King Jr. speech of the same title, the Walk the Walk week panel event, “Where Do We Go From Here?” examined the 2016 election results and the future of American politics Wednesday night. The event was led by panelists Timothy Matovina, co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies and professor of theology; Christina Wolbrecht,...
Eric Love wants to engage staff from all across the University and at every level of employment in building a more inclusive Notre Dame community. He organized the MLK Unity Summit to help in that endeavor.
From its roots in the Bronx in the 1970s til now, hip-hop and rap music has had its finger on the pulse of social issues in the United States. Monday night, in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library, Aisha Fukushima, a “rap activist” or “RAPtivist,” explored the ability of hip-hop and rap to act as a catalyst for change.
The Snite Museum held a special exhibition on Monday afternoon of 17 photographs that capturing some of the touchstone moments of the Civil Rights movement as part of Notre Dame’s “Walk the Walk” Week.
Three thousand members of the University community gathered Monday (Jan. 23) to reflect on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and what they mean for America today in the midst of national division. The luncheon program featured a conversation with U.S Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams, a Notre Dame alumna and trustee.
A year ago, Russell Lovell, professor emeritus at Drake Law School, got a call from Benny Anders, the president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP. Anders joked that now that Lovell was retired, he was now going to be working full time for the NAACP after years of being a volunteer civil rights lawyer. According to Lovell, “it’s been...
watch video More than 700 students, administrators, faculty, staff and guests gathered late Monday evening (Jan. 16) in the Main Building Rotunda for a candlelight prayer service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. and the President’s Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion invited the Notre Dame community to take time on on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and in the week that followed—which we have come to call Walk the Walk Week—to both celebrate the diversity that currently exists on our campus and reflect on how might...
For the second consecutive year, the University invites students, faculty and staff to come together in January to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate the diversity of the campus community. On King Day, Monday, Jan. 16, there will be a Candlelight Prayer Service in the Main Building rotunda at 11 p.m. The event is open to...