Martin Luther King, Jr., said, "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." Students and faculty who want to find their path to service and civic engagement in South Bend are encouraged to encounter the more than 50 local organizations who will invite you into their work. Meet local social service organizations who can help you sign up for volunteering and community-engaged learning/research opportunities, governmental and nonprofit agencies who will share employment and internship opportunities, and arts/entertainment organizations who will help you celebrate South Bend. More information can be found here.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, ND Student Government, Alliance for Catholic Education, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College.
Professor Darius A. Spieth's research restores attention to the life and work of Frank Hayden (1936-1988). Hayden was a Notre Dame graduate (MFA '59) and a leading African-American mid-century sculptor of the South. The uniqueness of Hayden’s art is defined by his place at the intersection of Catholic faith, the Civil Rights movement, and the combination of modernist aesthetics with solid craftsmanship. Spieth's richly illustrated talk presents a visual overview of Hayden’s most important sculptural works – executed in wood, bronze, and fiberglass – from the key decades of his career, ranging from the late 1950s to the late 1980s. Hayden loved his work to be accessible and to serve the public. Many of his sculptures, including some of the nation's first public monuments to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can still be found in open spaces and churches in southern Louisiana, as well as in public and private collections.
This talk is free and open to all. The program is generously supported by Percy A. Pierre.
The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights will introduce a new project on Notre Dame stories of race. Designed to collect and archive stories from students, staff, and faculty, “With Voices True” creates a space to initiate dialogue and understanding across differences. The event will afford everyone a chance to explore the online platform and an opportunity to contribute to the collection by telling their own story. Presented in collaboration with the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy and University Archives.
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