Act Justly: Racial Justice in America

Social Concerns Seminar

This Social Concerns Seminar will focus on the historic and current impact of racial injustice and will engage the wider campus community in an initiative related to racial justice today. In light of the US bishops' pastoral letter on racism, Open Wide Our Hearts, the Act Justly seminar will invite course participants to reflect deeply on the historical struggle for racial justice in the United States, and seek to enact a deeper personal and social justice.

Students will read deeply from writers across the span of American history, engage in community reflection and analysis, and develop an initiative which invites engagement from our Notre Dame community and beyond. Readings for the course will include a survey of major essayists and advocates for racial justice throughout the history of the United States. Examples include: Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, James Baldwin, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Two sections will be offered. More information will be provided later in June 2020. 
     
Class dates: TBD

Cost: 
There is no fee for this seminar.
Application Process: 
  • (1) Completed application and (2) Possible interviews (you will be notified about interviews via email).
  • You cannot register for the seminar until you receive registration information from Seminars staff.
  • Notification of seminar placement will happen between August 13 and August 17, 2020.
  • If you are not selected for participation in your first choice of seminars, you will be given the opportunity to participate in another seminar if there is still availability.
  • No admittance into the seminar after the first seminar class.
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.

Early Application Deadline is August 12 at midnight.

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Application Deadline | Fall 2020 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (All day)