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APRIL 2015



Friday | April 24 | 12 PM

Lunchtime Labor RAPS (Research, Advocacy, and Policy Series)

Geddes Hall | Coffee House

The Notre Dame Show Some Skin cast and production team will present "Writing Class: Show Some Skin as a Platform for Interrogating Class on Campus.” Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Higgins Labor Studies Program.





Monday | April 27 | 4:30-6:15 PM

Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church:

Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal

McKenna Hall Auditorium

First come, first served. Seating is limited.

It is not secret; the body of Christ in the United States is broken. Division and disunity prevail. Effects of this brokenness are by now familiar, especially at a place like Notre Dame. Only rarely does a genuinely diverse group of Catholics come together to name our wounds—with the goal of beginning to heal. Come hear this distinguished panel address the question: How can we heal the division and reestablish the virtues of solidarity, love, and humility at the heart of the Christian message?


Panelists Sponsors

Most Rev. Daniel Flores

Bishop of Brownsville, Texas

Rev. John I. Jenkins

President, University of Notre Dame

Julie Hanlon Rubio

Professor of Moral Theology

St. Louis University

Christian Smith

Professor of Sociology

University of Notre Dame

Michael Sean Winters

Writer, National Catholic Reporter

Center on Religion and Culture

Fordham University

The Louisville Institute

Our Sunday Visitor Institute

Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture

Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns

Notre Dame Center for the Study of Religion and Society

Notre Dame Cushwas Center for the Study of American Catholicism

Notre Dame Intstitute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lecture Series


This public panel discussion is the opening session of an invited conference of the same name, taking place April 27–28, 2015 at Notre Dame. This event will be live streamed at


Thursday | April 30 | 3–5 PM

Friday | May 1 | 9–11 AM

The Haitian Project Notre Dame Campus Visit

Geddes Hall | McNeill Library

The Haitian Project, Inc. (THP) has 10-month teaching positions available in its Volunteer service program at its school in Haiti. Deacon Patrick Moynihan, president, will be at the Center for Social Concerns to meet with those interested in learning about the program.The program is open to all majors. No prior teaching experience is required. No foreign language is required. Please contact Reese Jarrett Grondin, head of personnel, with any questions or to request an application at (401) 351-3624 or


MAY 2015



Friday | May 1 | 7 PM

4th Annual Notre DameMay Day Film

Two Days, One Night

(2014; directed by the Dardenne brothers; starring Marion Cotillard)

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Browning Cinema
Two Days, One Night is a modern fable about work, family, and solidarity: how far would you go to keep your job? Sponsored by the Higgins Labor Studies Program; cosponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.




Saturday | May 16 | 1 PM

Class 0f 2015 Service Send-Off

DPAC | Leighton Concert Hall

Guest speaker: Kate Maich ’04
This is a ticketed event.
The Center for Social Concerns hosts a Service Send-Off Ceremony and reception during Commencement Weekend for seniors who are planning to commit to one or more years of full-time service and for their families. Members of the class of 2015 who are planning to engage in service or will be working for social justice, are invited to complete the Postgraduate Participation Form. Completion of the form is required for participation in the Send-Off ceremony. 


May 27–29, 2015

Community Engagement Faculty Institute






Tuesday | September 15 | 7 PM
Film screening and discussion:

Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain)
Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium

Cosponsored by Center for Social Cconcerns and Romance Languages and Literatures


Monday | September 28 | 7 PM

2015 Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C. Lecture on Catholic Social Tradition
Christiana Z. Peppard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology
Fordham University
Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium



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