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Recap Walk the Walk Week 2024


Walk the Walk Week 2024 Wrap Up

Walk the Walk Week 2024: Wrap Up

This year marked the ninth annual campus-wide observance of Walk the Walk Week, with events taking place from January 15-22, 2024. This video includes highlights from events across campus during the week including the candlelight prayer service, keynote dinner, Black Excellence event, and campus-wide service project.

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Walk the Walk Week 2024 Candlelight Prayer Service Recap

The ninth annual Walk the Walk Week featured a Candlelight Prayer Service on January 17, 2024. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., presided over the service which featured a keynote reflection from Notre Dame Volleyball Coach Salima Rockwell, and music from Notre Dame's Voices of Faith Choir.

The service was part of Walk the Walk Week, a week of events designed to foster dialogue and reflection on making Notre Dame an even more inclusive community.

Annual MLK Day Candlelight prayer service

Building a Legacy of Opportunity: A Conversation with Dr. Howard Adams

Throughout his career, Dr. Howard Adams has advised thousands of young adults from underrepresented backgrounds on how to navigate higher education and build careers in both industry and academia. Dr. Adams will share his wisdom with our campus community over dinner.

Walk the Walk Week recap

Walk the Walk Week 2024 Prayer Service

On January 18. 2024, the Notre Dame community gathered to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and to pray for an end to racism, inequality, and injustice in our communities, nation, and world. Keynote reflections were offered by Salima Rockwell, Notre Dame Volleyball Head Coach. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., presided.



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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts at Notre Dame

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Black@ND Podcast

Black@ND is a talk show created and co-hosted by Emorja Roberson, Euda Fils, Daut'e Martin, and Blake Woods. It seeks to be a forum for an open and honest conversation that gives greater visibility to the experience of black students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the University of Notre Dame. Its purpose is to foster constructive self-criticism and awareness within the University community in order to contribute to the University’s mission to promote a spirit of diversity and inclusion.

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Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience

Global in scope and comparative and interdisciplinary in critical approach, the Initiative on Race and Resilience promotes multiracial collaboration, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and inclusive pedagogy. It focuses on challenging systemic racism and promoting racial equality through scholarship, education, and community empowerment.

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Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary

The Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights presents Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary, a lecture series and associated course presenting preeminent scholars, thought leaders, and public intellectuals to guide the Notre Dame community through topics necessary to an understanding of systemic racism and racial justice. The series is designed to provide intellectual and moral building blocks to begin the transformative work of anti-racism. 

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Together Irish

Building on the Notre Dame's Spirit of Inclusion, Notre Dame Athletics invites all student-athletes, coaches, staff, faculty, alumni, supporters, and community members to join in the work needed to create sustainable progress and change.

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Office of Institutional Transformation

In 2022, the Rev. Canon Hugh R. Page Jr. became the University’s first vice president for institutional transformation and advisor to University president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Rev. Page's office focuses on creating and coordinating an integrated diversity, equity and inclusion strategy centrally and across the various divisions, colleges, and schools.

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