Amber Herkey

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168 Geddes Hall
Assistant Program Director, Social Concerns Seminars

Amber serves as the assistant director of the Social Concerns Seminars Program. She works with students, colleagues, community partners to address issues of social concerns through education and action.

Amber has an enduring passion for the power of storytelling and pedagogy. As the producer of the L’Arche docu-series As I Am, Amber spent 3 years documenting the dignity of people with intellectual disabilities in 12 countries. Before joining L’Arche, she worked as a high school teacher in North Carolina, a researcher of community responses to youth gangs in El Salvador and Los Angeles, and a youth advocate, running the YMCA’s of Michiana’s Urban Youth Services Department. For over a decade, Amber has been committed to amplifying the insights, experiences, and solutions of people facing social exclusion.

Amber received her Bachelor’s from the University of Notre Dame in anthropology and peace studies, and her Master’s at University of California, Berkeley, examining media representations of refugees. She grew up in Los Angeles, California and currently lives between Montreal and South Bend, Indiana.

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Upcoming Events

October 2021

Postgraduate Service Lunch | Alliance for Catholic Education
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

November 2021

Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
Getting Something to Eat in Jackson
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
Mini Postgraduate Service Fair
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Taste of PATH
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
Open Session | Franciscan Service Network
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Information Session | Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor Brunch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:30am
Higgins Film CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
Virtues & Vocations Presents Howard Gardner: What is Good Work?
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

December 2021

Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm