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SEPTEMBER 2014

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Tuesday | September 23 | 4 PM

“Making Peace in a time of conflicts: the curious diplomacy of the Community of Sant’Egidio”

Hesburgh Center | C103

Claudio Betti, Director of Special Operations

Community of Sant’Egidio

The lay Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio is known worldwide for its “Track Two” diplomacy. Sant’Egidio mediated the 1992 peace agreement that ended the Mozambique conflict and has played similar roles in Algeria, Burundi, Congo and elsewhere. Sant’Egidio is also a leader in inter-religious peacebuilding, hosting annual gatherings of religious leaders since 1987. Founded in Rome in 1968, the Community now has 50,000 members in 70 countries.

Sponsored by Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Social Concerns

 

September 25–27, 2014

International Conference on Archbishop Oscar Romero

Hesburgh Center Auditorium

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Registration is free for Notre Dame students (with ID). Students are free to attend any session and/or register for the entire conference.

 

The International Conference on Archbishop Romero will encourage the exploration of the international significance of the life and martyrdom of Archbishop Romero for the Church of the Future.

Organized by Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC)

Founded in 1985 by the Rev. Robert S. Pelton, CSC, LANACC fosters pastoral bonds between the churches of South, Central, and North America. LANACC carries out a mission of information, interpreting the Catholicism of Latin Americans to their fellow communicants in North America; promoting fraternity and unity between faith communities throughout our hemisphere; and encouraging greater involvement of United States churches in the ongoing quest for the peace, socioeconomic justice, and universal human dignity mandated by Jesus Christ.

Cosponsored by Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Center for Social Concerns; Department of Theology; Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture; Institute for Latino Studies; Center for Civil and Human Rights; Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; Rev. Ernest Bartell, CSC; Notre Dame Class of 1956

 

 

Thursday | September 25 | 4 PM
Romero Conference Keynote Address:
“Pope Francis and the Preferential Option for the Poor”
Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP, is the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow. One of the most prominent figures in Latin American Catholicism, Gutiérrez is considered the father of liberation theology. His most famous work, A Theology of Liberation (1976), is the foundational text of liberation theology.

 

Friday | September 26 | 12– 1 PM

“Vision and Verse: The Labor Art and Poetry of Ralph Chaplin”

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

Geddes Hall | Coffee House

Kevin Christiano, associate professor of Sociology, will deliver a talk entitled “Vision and Verse: The Labor Art and Poetry of Ralph Chaplin.”Chaplin was an American writer, artist, and labor activist who penned the words to “Solidarity Forever” and also converted to Catholicism late in life. Needless to say, he led a very interesting life. For this presentation, Professor Christiano will draw from his larger biographical study. Lunch will be provided.

 

 

Friday | September 26 | 4:30–5:30 PM

Labor Café

Geddes Hall | Room B034

The Labor Café is a forum to share research on questions of work and labor and promotes interdisciplinary dialogue between students, faculty and staff. Shannon Sheehan (Sociology & Gender Studies '16) will lead a discussion on questions related to food and labor.

 

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OCTOBER 2014

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Tuesday | October 7 | 4–5:30 PM

Reflections on a Shared Pilgrimage Through Uganda and Rwanda

Hesburgh Center Auditorium
Featuring:

Fr. Emmanuel Katongole, associate professor of theology and peace studies

Last summer, Fr. Emmanuel Katongole led a group of Notre Dame faculty, staff and graduate students on a "Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope" through Uganda and Rwanda. The pilgrimage included visits to places of historical significance (the source of the Nile, Genocide memorials); religious shrines (Uganda Martyrs, Kibeho Marian Shrine); cultural destinations (Queen Elizabeth National Game Park, Ndele cultural center); and meetings with leaders at Holy Cross missions in Uganda, St. Jude's farm, and others involved in peace and justice work in Uganda and Rwanda.

Notre Dame faculty, staff, graduate student are invited to hear Fr. Emmanuel and the pilgrims reflect on their experiences in Uganda and Rwanda, sharing photos and stories. You are invited to ask questions and consider how you might join or support the pilgrimage in 2015. kroc.nd.edu/news-events/events/2014/10/07/1701

Cosponsored by:

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Center for Social Concerns; Institute for Church Life


 

Wednesday | October 8 | 7:30 PM

Human Dignity Lecture

“Prison Reform: A Problematic Necessity”
Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium

Martin F. Horn, Distinguished Lecturer in Corrections at John Jay College and the Executive Director of the New York State Sentencing Commission, is the speaker for the annual Human Dignity Lecture.

Sponsored by Institute for Church Life; cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns

 

 

Friday | October 10 | 4:30–5:30 PM

Labor Café

Geddes Hall | Room B034

The Labor Café is a forum to share research on questions of work and labor and promotes interdisciplinary dialogue between students, faculty and staff.

 

 

 

Tuesday | October 28 | 8–9:15 AM

Community Engagement Faculty Institute Reunion Breakfast

Geddes Hall | Coffee House

 

 

Thursday | October 31 | 4:30–5:30 PM

Labor Café

Geddes Hall | Room B034

The Labor Café is a forum to share research on questions of work and labor and promotes interdisciplinary dialogue between students, faculty and staff.

 

 

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NOVEMBER 2014

 

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Wednesday | November 5 | 6:30-8 PM

Making a Living Making a Difference: Building Nonprofit Career Competencies Panel

Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium 

A panel of nonprofit professionals share their career paths, identify competencies necessary for a successful nonprofit career, and offer tips to students interested in working in the nonprofit sector.

 

Friday | November 7 | 7 PM

FILM: The Homestretch

DPAC | Browning Cinema

Introduction by Will Thwaites ND '12

Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future.

Cosponsored by DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and Center for Social Concerns

 

 

Friday | November 14 | 12–1 PM

“Ban the Box: One Step Towards Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders”

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

Geddes Hall | Coffee House

Lunch will be provided. 

Carolina Arroyo, Associate DUS in Political Science 

Cheryl Ashe, founder of Ex-offender and Information Services, a ministry which helps people returning from incarceration

 

 

Friday | November 21 | 4:30–5:30 PM

Labor Café

Geddes Hall | Coffee House

The Labor Café is a forum to share research on questions of work and labor and promotes interdisciplinary dialogue between students, faculty and staff.

 

 

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DECEMBER 2014

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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)

 

 

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JANUARY 2015

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Friday | Janurary 16 | 4–5 PM

Labor Café

Geddes Hall | Room B034

The Labor Café is a forum to share research on questions of work and labor and promotes interdisciplinary dialogue between students, faculty and staff.

 

 

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FEBRUARY 2015

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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!

 

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MAY 2015

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May 27–29, 2015

Community Engagement Faculty Institute

 


 

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