Campus events support immigration forum

Author: Arts and Letters


A number of events are being held throughout the year at the University of Notre Dame in conjunction with “Immigration: A Notre Dame Forum,” which will be held from 3 to 5p.m. Oct. 8 (Monday) in the Joyce Center arena.

They include the following:

  • The “Migration, Documented” film series sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, will present films to be shown at 7p.m. each Wednesday through Oct. 10 in 126 DeBartolo Hall.Films include “H-2 Worker,” Sept. 19; “Life and Debt,” Sept. 26; “Snakeheads: The Chinese Mafia and the New Slave Trade,” Oct. 3; and “My American Girls: A Dominican Story,” Oct. 10.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Stephanie Black, a pioneer in documenting migration from the Caribbean to the United States, will present her film “Life and Debt” on Sept. 26 and will speak as part of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies’ Lecture and Seminar Series at 5:30p.m. Sept. 27 in Room C-103 of the Hesburgh Center.
  • “Cosmopolitanism: Gender, Race, Class and the Quest for Global Justice,” a one-day conference sponsored by Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. Sept. 28 in the auditorium of McKenna Hall. World renowned philosophers Kwame Anthony Appiah and Martha C. Nussbaum will serve as keynote speakers.
  • The “WORLDVIEW Film Series,” sponsored by the Office of the President, will present films to be screened in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts, including “El Norte,” 7 and 10:30p.m. Sept. 27; “From a Silk Cocoon,” 7 and 10p.m. Sept. 29; “Rebirth of a Nation,” 8p.m. Oct. 3; “City of God,” 7p.m. Oct. 4; “City of Men,” 10p.m. Oct. 4; “All the Invisible Children,” 7 and 10p.m. Dec. 8; and “Blood Diamond,” 7 and 10p.m. April 3.
  • “Race and Immigration in the New Ireland,” a conference sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, will be held Oct. 14 to 17 in McKenna Hall. Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and United Nations high commissioner for human rights, will deliver the keynote address at 7:15p.m. Oct. 14 in Washington Hall. To register, visit
  • The “Immigration: A Notre Dame Perspective” film series, sponsored by the Office of the President, will feature films to be screened in the Browning Cinema, including “The Namesake,” 7 and 10p.m. Sept. 20; “El Norte,” 7 and 10:30p.m. Sept. 27; “In America,” 4p.m. Oct. 14; “Golden Door,” 7 and 10p.m. Jan. 17; and “9 Star Hotel,” 7 and 10p.m. Feb. 14.
  • “Images of Immigrant Communities,” a photographic exhibition on migration by Notre Dame students, will be on display Oct. 11 to 24 in the Institute for Latino Studies’ Galera Amrica in 230 McKenna Hall.
  • “Bought and Sold: Human Trafficking & Bonded Labor in the U.S.,” a panel discussion, including testimony from a survivor of human trafficking, will be held from 6 to 8p.m. Nov. 5 in the Notre Dame Law School courtroom.

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on September 18, 2007.