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Diversity and Inclusion

In Pope Francis’ Open Wide our Hearts: the enduring call to love, a pastoral letter against racism, he reminds us, “For a nation to be just, it must be a society that recognizes and respects the legitimate rights of individuals and peoples. These rights precede any society because they flow from the dignity granted to each person as created by God.”

Notre Dame is called to live the Mercy Core Value of Justice.

We believe ordering of right relationships with all persons and all creation is fundamental to our advocacy for structures that protect the vulnerable.

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

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SHADES Club Video 2022

Diversity and Inclusion News

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ND to be Featured in CNS Series

Members of our administration, students and alumni were the focus of video interviews filmed by Catholic New Service multimedia editor Chaz Muth and reporter Carol Zimmerman in December.

Mass Celebrating Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, inclusion and social justice were the focus of this month’s liturgy at Notre Dame. Appropriately celebrated during Black History Month, students members of the SHADES and Social Justice Clubs organized and participated in the mass. The program included special guests, petitions in many languages, the presenting of cultural gifts, and this year’s SHADES Club video.

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Diversity & Inclusion Staff

Dr. Ellieen Ingbritsen

Titles: Service Learning & Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
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Work: 609-882-7900, ext. 153