Panel Discussion: What Should We Remember? Memorials, History, and Human Rights


Location: Civil Rights Heritage Center (1040 W. Washington Street)

Panelists will discuss the impulse to establish memorials, political memory as a political act, the role of memorials in transitional justice, and the history and politics of a local civil rights memorial. A question and answer session with the audience will take place after the presentations. Panelists include: * Sean O'Brien, assistant director, Notre Dame Law School's Center for Civil and Human Rights * Doug Cassel, director of the Notre Dame Law School's Center for Civil and Human Rights, professor in the Notre Dame Law School * Erika Doss, professor and chair, Notre Dame Department of American Studies * Carlos Jerez-Farran, professor of Spanish, Notre Dame Department of Romance Languages and Literatures * Kevin Lamarr James, professor of sociology at Indiana University South Bend, director of the Indiana University South Bend's Civil Rights Heritage Center

This event is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow the discussion. For more information, contact Sean O'Brien at 574.631.8544 or