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ILS Co-director Luis Fraga quoted on Today's Catholic in regards to the area's first Catholic School Immersion Track

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Latino Studies' Co-director Luis Fraga has been working in collaboration with the Alliance for Catholic Education and Holy Cross grade school to initiate the area's first Catholic school Spanish-English immersion program.  

 

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ILS collaborates in launching the area's first Spanish-English Immersion program at Holy Cross Grade School

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

New Immersion Track at Holy Cross Grade School holds March 15 Open House

SOUTH BEND —In collaboration with the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies and the Alliance for Catholic Education, Holy Cross Grade School is launching a Spanish-English Immersion program this Fall at the pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten levels.…

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ILS faculty member named finalist for national prize

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Francisco Aragon

Francisco Aragón, director of Letras Latinas, the Institute for Latino Studies’ literary initiative, has been named a finalist for the 2017 Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism, given by Split This Rock, a national poetry organization based in Washington, D.C. Aragón is one of four finalists who will be honored at a gala ceremony and reading at the Arts Club of Washington on the evening of April 21. The winner will be announced the week of March 13.…

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FORNÉS PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is seeking writers to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of award-winning playwright Maria Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago.

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Letras Latinas Joins National Poetry Coalition Offering March 2017 Programs on Migration

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the ILS, has joined twenty-two other nonprofit poetry organizations from across the United States to form a Poetry Coalition, which will present programs on the theme “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration” throughout the month of March. The theme borrows a line from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s poem, “Borderbus.”…

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Registration is now open for Latino forum, Shared Opportunity, Shared Success

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Registration is now open for the April 13th Latino forum, Shared Opportunity, Shared Success, hosted by ICI, Goshen College, and the University of Notre Dame. 

 Additional information and a registration link may be found here: http://bit.ly/2lCA8MH.  We will send you a reminder, including a copy of the logistical details on the registration form, the week before the forum.

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Mass dedicated to immigrants and refugees

Author: Evelyn Gonzalez

In the midst of troubling decisions by our government leaders surrounding immigrants and refugees, Campus ministry in collaboration with the Office of the President and Student Government, held a mass yesterday afternoon. The mass held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart was celebrated by ILS faculty fellow, Fr. Daniel Groody.…

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Institute for Latino Studies announces participants for the 2017 Young Scholars Symposium

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Latino Studies is pleased to announce the participants for our 2017 Young Scholars Symposium, to be convened April 6-7 on the University of Notre Dame campus. 

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These scholars will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with ILS faculty fellows and our 2017 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado. Professor Gonzalez Maldonado is a Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of Miami.

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University community urged to consider ‘What’s Your Next Step?’ at second annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon

Author: William G. Gilroy

Judge Ann Williams And Erin McGinley

Three thousand members of the University community gathered Monday (Jan. 23) to reflect on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and what they mean for America today in the midst of national division. The luncheon program featured a conversation with U.S Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams, a Notre Dame alumna and trustee.

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ILS Co-Director Luis Fraga quoted in Observer regarding Sanctuary Status

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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A panel co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Institute for Latino Studies discussed what it means for a city, state, university or faith-based organization to be declared a sanctuary, and what the implications of using the “sanctuary” designation might be. The moderator, director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights Jennifer Mason McAward, led the panelists, who included co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies Luis Fraga, professor of law Rick Garnett, graduate student Leo Guardado and professor of law Lisa Koop.…

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Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing

Author: Richman, Karen

Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing
Society for Humanistic Anthropology
AAA Meetings, Minneapolis, MN
November 19, 2016

Karen Richman, Committee Chair’s Remarks

On behalf of the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing committee, it is has been an enormous pleasure to read this embarrassment of riches. The committee, including Lucas Bessire and Mustafa Mirzeler, received 62 ethnographies of the highest quality.  Having to reduce the winners to three and two honorable mentions was a challenge.  We made our selections for the prizes based on the following criteria: originality, innovative methods, experience-near approach, quality of writing, presentation and engagement with humanistic anthropology and to anthropological literature and theory in general.  We chose the ethnographies that we found to be exemplars of the best ethnographic writing, the ones destined to make a significant impact on the doing and writing of ethnography. …

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