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2014–15 JUSTICE EDUCATION EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday | September 3 | 5-7 PM
Opening Reception 
Guayasamin, Art in Motion
Crossroads Gallery, ND Center for Arts and Culture

The only archival quality reproduction of the mural will be exhibited from August 25 through October 28 alongside a digital interface that will allow spectators to view 30,720 potential configurations of the piece, and even to create their own mural. Cosponsored by the Center for Social Concerns 
Guayasamins Art in Motion

 

Friday | September 5 | 4 PM
Labor Café
Geddes Hall | Room B034

Join us for the Labor Café, 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. The Labor Café is sponsored by the Higgins Labor Studies Program of the Center for Social Concerns. We’ll provide the caffeine and treats to boost your energy; you bring the questions and concerns to inform the discussions. more

 

Tuesday | September  9 | 7 PM

Joy & Hope in the Hood

Annual Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C. Lecture on Catholic Social Tradition

DeBartolo Hall | Room 101

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J Bio

Founder and Executive Director, Homeboy Industries

 

Friday | September 12 | 12:30 PM

Lunch discussion with Sue Coe on her art and “La Frontera”

Geddes Hall | Coffee House

Sponsored by Segura Arts Studio; cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns

 

Wednesday | September 17 | 7 PM

FILM: Crude: The real price of Oil

Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium

Part of the GAIM events, film treats Chevron/Texaco pollution case in Ecuador brought by indigenous peoples.   http://www.crudethemovie.com/about-2/

Cosponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures and Center for Social Concerns

 

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

 

Friday | September 26 | 12– 1 PM
“Vision and Verse: The Labor Art and Poetry of Ralph Chaplin”

Higgins Labor RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)
Geddes Hall | Coffee House
Lunch will be provided.
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. Sponsored by the Higgins Labor Studies Program

 

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. Sponsored by the Higgins Labor Studies Program.

 

September 25–27, 2014
Romero Conference
Hesburgh Center Auditorium
Conference Details

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. Cosponsored by the Center for Social Concerns

 

September 30 or October 1

Community Voices on Art In Motion

Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium

Part of GAIM series

Cosponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures, Center for Social Concerns, and Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures

 

Wednesday | October 8 | 7:30 PM
Human Dignity Lecture
“Prison Reform: A
Problematic Necessity”

McKenna Center 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 | 5–7 PM
Closing reception for
Guayasamin's Art in Motion 

NDCenter for Arts and Culture
1045 W. Washington St., South Bend

 

Thursday | Oct.31 | 4:30–5:30 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 Higgins Labor Studies Program

 

Wednesday | November 5 | 6-8 PM
Community-Conversation-Connection

LaFortune | McNeill Room
Join us to continue the conversation about Show Some Skin: It's Complicated. Through circle dialogues, we'll explore identity, difference, and what connects us to each other.  Show Some Skin

 

Wednesday | November 5 | 6:30-8 PM
Making a Living
Making a Difference Series
Building Nonprofit
Career Competencies
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. more Cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns

 

Friday | November 7 | 3 PM
Higgins Alumni and Friends Network:
Working for Social Justice
Geddes Hall | McNeill Library

A conversation with alumni on the front lines of the battle for living wages, decent workplaces, and labor rights. 
Sarah Lyons ’09, Research Analyst, UNITE HERE, Chicago
Stuart Mora ’08, Organizer, UNITE HERE, Indianapolis
Sponsored by Higgins Labor Studies Program

 

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

 

Thursday | November 13 | 7 PM
FILM: Beneath the Blindfold
DPAC| Browning Cinema

Presented by Ines Sommer, codirector, coproducer, and cinematographer
Matilde de la Sierra, one of the film subjects, and Ms. Sommers will participate in a discussioin after the screening, facilitated by Prof. Susan St. Ville.

With a gentle yet insistent voice, Beneath the Blindfold tells the stories of four torture survivors from around the globe who are now among the more than 500,000 survivors who live in the U.S.

 

Friday | November 14 | 12–1 PM
“Ban the Box: One Step Towards Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders”
Higgins Lunchtime Labor

RAPS (Research, Advocacy,
and Policy Series)
Geddes Hall | Coffee House
Carolina Arroyo, Associate DUS in Political Science
Cheryl Ashe, founder of Ex-offender and Information Services, a ministry which helps people returning from incarceration. 
Lunch will be provided. 

 

Tuesday | November 18 | 7–8:30 PM
Community-Conversation-Connection Circle Dialogue
Coleman Morse | Hammes Lounge

Show Some Skin and the Center for Social Concerns present Community-Conversation-Connection. Be Bold! Join us for Circle Dialogues to continue the conversation about identity and difference—and what connects us all.

 

Wednesday | November 19 | 7 PM
FILM: The Devil and Miss Jones
DPAC| Browning Cinema

When the world’s richest man  discovers that employees of a department store he owns are trying to unionize, he goes undercover to break up their efforts to organize. When he meets a plucky sales clerk, he gains a new understanding for the plight of the working man. Introduction by Dan Graff, Director, Higgins Labor Studies Program
Free for ND studentsComplimentary popcorn and soda courtesy of Higgins Labor Studies Program

 

Friday | November 21 | 4:30–5:30 PM
Labor Café
Geddes Hall | Coffee House

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.
Dan Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Studies Program, will lead the discussion and will focus on the implications of the recent elections for workers and unions. Sponsored by the Higgins Labor Studies Program

 

Friday | December 5 | 12–1 PM
“When CEOs Were Removable: FDR and the Wartime Government Take Over of Montgomery Ward”
LaFortune | Notre Dame Room

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)
Lisa Phillips, Associate Professor of History, Indiana State University; Author of A Renegade Union: Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism (University of Illinois Press, 2013)
 

Monday | January 19 | 4–5:30 PM
Standing Together: Then and Now 
Snite Museum of Art
 

Join us for a Circle Dialogue about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy—what has been achieved and what still needs to be done. We will gather around the iconic photograph of Dr. King and Fr. Hesburgh for reflection and exploration.  This event is cosponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Snite Museum of Art. It is free and open to the public. more

 

Tuesday | January 27 | 7 PM

Tortured Nation—Morality, Security, and Torture

Hesburgh Center Auditorium

A panel discussion of the moral, political, and national security implications arising from the Senate Select Committee's report on detention and interrogation. Sponsored by Center for Civil and Human Rights; Cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns; Human RightsND: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Panel includes:

Paolo Carrozza, Director, Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Michael Desch, Co-director, Notre Dame International Security Program

Thomas Durkin,Durkin & Roberts Attorneys and Counselors, Chicago

Kelly Jordan, U.S. Army, Ret., Former Commander, Notre Dame ROTC

Jean Porter, Professor of Theological Ethics

 

Friday | January 30 | 12:30 PM

Soup and Substance

The Racial Achievement Gap in the U.S.

Geddes Hall | Coffee House
Presented by the Take Ten program of the Robinson Community Learning Center

 

January–March 2015

Snite exhibit of Graphic Advocacy posters

Snite Museum of Art

Sponsored by Art, Art History and Design, Cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns 

 

Monday | February 2 | 79:30 PM

Propaganda & Protest Posters:

Civic Engagement by Artists and Designers

Lecture by Liz Reznik

Snite Museum of Art | Annenberg Auditorium

Join us for "Propaganda & Protest Posters: Civic Engagement by Artists and Designers," lecture by Elizabeth Resnick, professor of graphic design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, followed by a reception and opportunity to view the traveling exhibition she curated, Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012.

The exhibition in the Snite Museum and Resnick’s public presentation are made possible with support from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters; the Center for Social Concerns; the Department of Art, Art History & Design, University of Notre Dame, as well as the Snite Museum of Art's Kathleen and Richard Champlin Endowment for Traveling Exhibitions.

 

Wednesday | February 11 | 7 PM

Film screening: las Analfabetas

Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium 

Cosponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures and Center for Social Concerns

 

Tuesday | February 24 | 6:30 PM

Making a Living Making a Difference

Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium 

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! Notre Dame and St. Mary's alumni will discuss their career paths and share advice for students interested in international work. Speakers include: Sarita Fritzler, SMC '08, Save the Children; Meghan Costello, ND '10, Peace Corps; Matt Renaud, ND '99, ACDI/VOCA.

Cosponsored by Mendoza College of Business, The Career Center, and Center for Social Concerns

 

Friday | February 27 | 12:30 PM

Soup and Substance

Geddes Hall | Coffee House

Brought to you by Center for Social Concerns and Human Rights ND student club.

 

February 27–28, 2015

Human Development Conference

The University of Notre Dame’s Human Development Conference (HDC) is an annual, student-led conference that brings together undergraduate and graduate students to present their research related to issues of international development. Every year, the conference focuses on a central theme to explore in development. This year’s conference provides a platform for dialogue in which students from around the world can engage in conversations regarding past trends in development, current best practices, and the future of development after the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.

Theme

With international development headed into a period of transition, the theme of the 7th annual Human Development Conference invites participants to consider past trends in development, the present state of the field, and the future of development after the conclusion of the Millenium Development Goals in 2015. This year’s theme places a strong emphasis on the role of human dignity in development and how it will influence theory and practice in the future.

Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote speaker is Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and a primary architect of the Millenium Development Goals.

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

 

February 26–28 | 7 PM

Show Some Skin

Identity monologues performances

Carey Auditorium

Cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns

March 18–19

Lecture: Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe

Uganda’s Sewing Hope School

 

Wednesday | March 18 | 6:30 and 8:30 PM

Film: Sewing Hope

DPAC | Browning Cinema

Screening and discussion of film with Sr. Rosemary

 

March 22–24, 2015

Catholic Social Tradition Conference
JOY & HOPE
50th Anniversary of Gaudium et Spes

More information

Tuesday | March 31 | 7 PM

Lecture by Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ

Our Lady of the Road

744 S. Main St., South Bend

Sponsored by Michiana Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker; Cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns

 

Monday | April 13 (time to be confirmed)

Film: Mother of Bedford

Geddes Hall  | Andrews Auditorium

Film screening of Mothers of Bedford and lecture by filmmaker. Sponsored by Institute for Church Life; cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns

 

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