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Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, Visits the University of Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Public Lecture: April 17, 2018 at 4:30 P.M., 210-214 McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame

 

NOTRE DAME, IN – April 9, 2018 – The Institute for Latino Studies is honored to host Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center on April 17, 2018 for a community lecture.  McCarthy will be speaking on Due Process and Access to Justice: The Immigrant Reality. This lecture is free and open to the public.…

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CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

FORNÉS PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP

June 25 to July 3, 2018

224 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

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The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, 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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Karla Burgos-Morón awarded the 2017-2018 Leonard Holtz Award for Leadership

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Karla Burgos-Morón, class of 2019, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Leonard Holtz Award for Leadership. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to two juniors annually. Karla is a Political Studies major with supplemental majors in Latino Studies and Peace Studies. She has spent a semester studying in Washington, D.C. and plans to return this summer for an Institute for Latino Studies sponsored internship with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services program in anti-trafficking. Karla is a well-respected leader on campus serving as the co-president of the Student Coalition for Immigrant Advocacy, co-vice chair of the Diversity Council, and co-chair of the Latino Honor Society. Karla is an impassioned advocate for immigrants and refugees, especially victims of trafficking. ILS is thrilled that this strong student leader and future legal and public policy advocate is being honored with such a prestigious award.…

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"All the Breath We Can Hold", a New Exhibition by Maria Tomasula, ILS Faculty Fellow

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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ILS Faculty Fellow, Maria Tomasula's work is currently being displayed in a new exhibition titled, "All the Breath We Can Hold", at Forum Gallery in New York, New York through April 7th. 

Soo Y. Dang, Professor of Art History at Chicago State University speaks about Tomasula's exhibition, stating that Tomasula "has spoken about her fascination with the colonial Baroque decorations in the Mexican Catholic Churches she attended as a child. She also vividly remembers the idealized figures of saints, who were presented in scenes of horrific martyrdom that were abundant in those churches as well. This is the genesis of her flower still lives, which, although beautiful in overall appearance, are actually revealed to be tortured upon close examination, as the pieces are strenuously tied, pulled and pierced by nails, hooks, and strings, the recurring instruments of affliction in Tomasula's oeuvre."…

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Events

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Policing their Own: Latinx, La Migra, and the Conflict of Being Both Latino Studies Seminar Series by David Cortez

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Location: Private Dining Room, Morris Inn

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As part of ILS's Latino Studies Seminar Series, David Cortez, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, will be giving a lecture titled: Policing their Own: Latinx, La Migra, and the Conflict of Being Both. Professor Cortez's lecture will be held on April 19, 2018 at 12:30P.M. at the Morris Inn.  This lecture is by invitation only and RSVPs are required to imaldona@nd.edu

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2017-2018 GRACIELA OLIVAREZ AWARD

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Location: Eck Commons, Notre Dame Law School

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The Hispanic Law Students Association presents the 2017-2018 Graciela Olivarez Award

Honoring Justice Jesse G. Reyes
Illinois Appellate Court, First District
Presiding Justice, Fifth Division

 

Recpetion to follow
Ceremony open to the public

 

Please RSVP here

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Latino Studies in the Professions

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Location: Samora Library, 204 McKenna Hall

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This series will discuss how the Latino Studies Major and Minor prepare students for professional careers in various fields.  Each semester, the series will feature an Alumi speaker, who majored or minored in Latino Studies, to share his/her work experience.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture: Sighting Mexican America among the Phantoms: Photorealism and the Encompassing Life and Art of Jesse Treviño lecture by José E. Limón

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Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

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As part of the Young Scholars Symposium, Distinguished Visiting Professor, José E. Limón, Professor of American Literature Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Texas' Mody C. Boatright Regents Professor of American Literature Emeritus, will present a lecture titled: Sighting Mexican America among the Phantoms: Photorealism and the Encompassing Life and Art of Jesse Treviño.  This lecture will be held on April 26, 2018 at 210-214 McKenna Hall.  This lecture is open to the public.…

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