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Tuesday | December 2 | 7 PM
Hear From the Families Who Sew The Shirt!
Women From the Alta Gracia Factory Share Their Stories

Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium

Free and open to all  

Join us for a panel discussion of the three-year partnership between the Alta Gracia Factory in the Dominican Republic and "The Shirt", a Notre Dame student initiative. This event will explore the importance of the partnerships for fair trade and labor. 

Hosted by the Higgins Labor Studies Program and the Center for Social Concerns.Featuring Alta Gracia Factory employees and a member of "The Shirt" committee.


Wednesday | December 3 | 7 PM

Film: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Screening and discussion of with Director Pamela Yates

In January 2012, a Guatemalan court indicted former Guatemalan general and dictator Efraín Ríos Montt for mass murders of the Mayan people during the 1980s, becoming the first former head of state to be tried in his own country for genocide. In 1982, filmmaker Pamela Yates gained unprecedented access to Ríos Montt, his generals and leftist guerrillas documented in the film, When the Mountains Tremble (1983). Thirty years later, Yates’s film and its outtakes provide crucial evidence to finally bring the former dictator to justice.


Thursday | December 4 | 11:45 AM1 PM

Hospitality Lunch—Catholic Worker House
Geddes Hall | Coffee House

$5 donation—proceeds benefit Catholic Worker House

Menu includes: A healthy entrée, salad, dessert, coffee and tea




Thursday | December 4 | 7 PM

"How films are used to raise awareness of human rights issues"

Hesburgh Auditorium

Workshop with director and producer of the film, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, Pamela Yates and Paco de Onís


Friday | December 5 | 12–1 PM

“When CEOs Were Removable: FDR and the Wartime Government Take Over of Montgomery Ward”

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)

LaFortune | Notre Dame Room

Lisa Phillips, Associate Professor of History, Indiana State University

Author of A Renegade Union: Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism (University of Illinois Press, 2013)



Friday | December 5 | 12:30 PM
Soup & Substance
'What works in Global Health"
Geddes Hall | Coffee House

Join the discussion.
Brought to you by Center for Social Concerns and Globe Med and Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children student clubs.







Friday | Janurary 16 | 4–5 PM

Labor Café

Geddes Hall | Room B034

The Labor Café is a biweekly venue for students, faculty, and staff to gather for casual yet critical conversation on contemporary issues related to work, equity, and social justice. Sponsored by the Higgins Labor Studies Program







February 2–3, 2015

Snite Museum of Art /Art Art History and Design Lecture/visit by Liz Reznik

Curator of Graphic Advocacy exhibit (details to be confirmed)


Thursday | February 5 | 11:45 AM1 PM

Hospitality Lunch—St. Margaret's House
Geddes Hall | Coffee House

Scarves, ties and, cards made by the women of St. Margaret's House will also be available for purchase.


February 6–7, 2015 Tentative

Vicki Scheiber, Catholics Mobilizing Against the Death Penalty Network, workshop and talk

both are to be confirmed, but we'd like to get the dates on teh CSC calendar for now. I'll send details as soon as I get them from Margie Pfeil.


Tuesday | February 24 | 6:30–7:30 PM

Making a Living Making a Difference Annual Lecture

Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium 

Speaker: TBD

Want to earn a living while making a difference in the world? A nonprofit professional will share his/her experience with combining a passion for service and justice with the need to pay the bills!


February 27–28, 2015

Human Development Conference

Keynote speaker: Jeffery Sachs

Cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns; Ford Program in Human Development/Kellogg 



MARCH 2015



Thursday | March 19 | 11:45 AM1 PM

Hospitality Lunch—Stone Soup Community
Geddes Hall | Coffee House

$5 donation—Proceeds benefit Stone Soup Community.


Catholic Social Tradition Conference


50th Anniversary of Gaudium et Spes

March 22–24, 2015

Conference Information





Tuesday | March 31

Helen Prejean Lecture Tentative


APRIL 2015



Wednesday | April 1

Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D.,Faculty Community-Based Research Awards Dinner



MAY 2015


May 27–29, 2015

Community Engagement Faculty Institute



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