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APRIL 2014


Wednesday | April 23 | 11 AM–6 PM

Be the match!
Howard Hall's Bone Marrow Drive
LaFortune Student Center | Sorin Room
Why should I do it? Be the Match” is run by the National Marrow Donor Program which manages the largest marrow registry in the world. Thousands of people are diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers, such leukemia and lymphoma, each year and you can help save a life!

How does it work? Joining the national bone marrow registry is the first step to being someone's cure and saving a life! Registering to be on this list requires no needles, does not commit you to anything, and is painless! Participation in this event is free and each participant will receive a free bro-tank!


Friday | April 25 | 4 PM

The Labor Cafe

Geddes Hall | B034

The Labor Cafe is a space for the Notre Dame community to gather periodically for casual yet critical conversation on issues of work, equity, and social justice. The focus will be on questions related to student-athletes as workers, possibly unionized ones. Complimentary caffeine and snacks provided.

Readings for discussion:
Click here for an overview of the Northwestern decision and what it means.
Click here for a less formal but more explicitly pro-athlete article explaining the issues.


Monday | April 28 | 5 PM

“Mon imaginaire est dans ma boîte à jouets” /

“My Creative Imagination Is in My Toy Box”

119 O’Shaughnessy Hall

French/English talk to be followed by a reception

A renowned French author of award-winning novels and books for adolescents, Daniel Picouly is also the charismatic animator of literary and cultural TV programs in France. Raised in a family of 13 children whose father was born in the French overseas department of Martinique, Picouly exemplifies the richness and talents of culturally diverse people in France. During his visit at Notre Dame, Daniel Picouly will give a lecture on creativity and perform a sketch from his 2012 book, a one-man play entitled La Faute d’orthographe est ma langue maternelle (spelling mistakes are my native tongue), which has had rousing success in France.

Tuesday | April 29 | 5 PM

131 Decio Hall
Performance by Daniel Picouly, in French, of a sketch from La Faute d’orthographe est ma langue maternelle

Sponsored by Department of Africana Studies, Center for Social Concerns, College of Arts and Letters’ Teaching Beyond the Classroom Grant, Henkels Lecture Series and Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Nanovic Institute for European Studie, Ph.D. in Literature Program, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures


MAY 2014



Friday | May 2 | 12 PM

Hospitality Lunch —La Casa de Amistad

Geddes Hall | Coffee House


Saturday | May 3 | 6:30 PM

May Day Film: Inequality For All
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center | Browning Cinema

Free but ticketed event; Open to the public

In January 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “war on poverty.” Fifty years later, we’re seeing a war on the poor—poverty is returning to levels seen a half-century ago, with no end in sight. This 2013 documentary premiered at Sundance Film Festival, exploring issues of critical importance for working America.

Cosponsored by the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor , College Democrats and DeBartolo Performing Arts Center



Saturday | May 17 | 1 PM

Class of 2014 Service Send-Off

Leighton Concert Hall
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The Center for Social Concerns hosts a Service Send-Off Ceremony and reception during Commencement Weekend for all of the seniors who are planning to commit to one or more years of full-time service and for their families. Seniors who have participated in the past have committed to serve with programs like ACE, Americorps, ECHO, Peace Corps, and Teach for America ,as well as fellowships and other nonprofit opportunities committed to social justice.

This is a wonderful event and opportunity for students and families to meet and support each other and to be honored by the Center's staff, Fr. Jenkins, and representatives of the University. The ceremony includes music by the Folk Choir, reflections from guest speakers, as well as an opportunity for each senior to be recognized by name and receive a small gift for the journey ahead.


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