LGAND: Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame Fundraising Event for Navari Clinic-Hesburgh Library Concourse: 11-15-2018

LGAND, the Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame, is asking for book donations for our fundraiser event on November 15th.

Last year, LGAND created a campus-wide campaign to raise funds for those affected by natural disasters in the Caribbean and in Mexico. This year, we would like to continue our community outreach efforts to sponsor a local Latinx organization: The Navari Student Outreach Clinic.

The Navari Clinic is run completely by students and physicians volunteers. Their mission is to provide basic health care to uninsured and under served members of South Bend, Indiana; which includes a big number of people with a Hispanic/Latinx background, as well as African American patients.

They offer Spanish speaking interpreters when needed. The patients are never charged, and they are provided with free medication when available. It runs solely on community grants and donations.

In order to raise funds for this organization, LGAND will have a Book and Bake Sale on November 15, 2018 in the Hesburgh Library Concourse.

We would really appreciate it if you could spread the word about this event when the time arrives. Our most urgent need right now, however, is collecting book donations to sell. We would be eternally grateful if you could help us by forwarding this message to everyone in your department and respective mailing list.

If anyone in your organization/mailing list is interested in donating books for our event, they can contact our Officers through latgrad@nd.edu. We thank you in advance for supporting our organization and our mission here at Notre Dame!

Kindest regards,

Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame
President: Laura M. Ortiz Mercado (lortizme@nd.edu)
Vice-President: Raquel Montañez González (rmontane@nd.edu)
Treasurer: Wendy Alvarez Barrios (walvarez@nd.edu)
Social-Media Chair: Mayra Alejandra Cano (mcano@nd.edu)

Notre Dame: Center for Social Sciences Research (CSSR) Help Desk-FYI

The Center for Social Sciences Research (CSSR) has a statistics help desk service.

The CSSR Statistics Help Desk is available to all Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students seeking technical and methodological research assistance. Our statistical consultants provide support and guidance on the statistical application of projects from the social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

See the CSSR’s website for more information: https://cssr.nd.edu/services/stats-help-desk/

Dear Faculty & Students at the University of Notre Dame:
We are reaching again out to invite you in hopes of creating a collective celebration of radical Black Love!  The main event will be a Frederick Douglass Day Read-A-Thon to take place on his birthday, February 14, 2019. Our event will also be part of the year-long commemorations marking 400 years since the first documented arrival of Africans who came to English America (https://bit.ly/2PVt6j3).
Unlike more traditional read-a-thons that serve as contests, this one will involve people reading among themselves (like a book club or a class) AS WELL AS joining our “main event” happening in Philadelphia, via Live Stream.
We hope that Faculty & Students in partnership with your Africana Studies Librarian will have the opportunity to join the live-stream of the program, which will include a live performance of Douglass’ speech. It does not matter where your group is located. You can join us from anywhere! And if you’re up for it, your reading group can also call in to be on the live stream. This will be both a learning event and a party!
The two required readings for our Read-A-Thon will be:
Title: Address to the National Convention of Colored Men, Louisville Kentucky
Author:  Frederick Douglass
Published: September 24, 1883
Title: Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother As I Recall Her 
Author:  Rosetta Douglass Sprague (daughter of Anna and Frederick)
Published: May 10, 1900
Groups can join us online first and then leave the virtual space for their own reading/discussion activity.  For this part of the event, a short excerpt from Douglass’ Address, or the essay by Sprague, could be read by the group and discussed. We will provide prompts to get the discussion going. The online portion that will happen earlier will provide the historical background needed for the discussions that will be done  by the various groups.  
If your networks include groups you think would be interested in participating, please share this information and tell them to  to contact me.
Best, Curtis Small
On behalf of the Colored Conventions Project team
Curtis Small, Jr. (he/him/his)

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News from Art Library Deco: The “Our Story” Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center – Webinar~Register Today

ART Library Deco


Date: Thursday, November 15, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
Cost:  FREE to all


Aletha Moore, Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Holly Smith, Archivist, Spelman College
Christine Wiseman, Head Digital Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Register Here:


“Malaria Elimination: From Evidence to Impact”: October 23, 2018 4:00pm 283 Galvin Life Science Center


Over the last 20 years, Dr. Neil Lobo, Ph.D. lab has conducted research in many countries, including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mali, Namibia, Mozambique, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ethiopia….  The Lobo Lab conducts research, training, and service with academic, NGO, and country ministry of health programs towards advancing health standards for everyone – especially people those disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases.

HBCU Library Alliance and Digital Library Federation launch “Authenticity Project” Fellowship Program

Today, in partnership, the HBCU Library Alliance (HBCU LA) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) launched a three-year “Authenticity Project.” This fellowship program, generously supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant, will provide mentoring, learning, and leadership opportunities for 45 early- to mid-career librarians from historically black colleges and universities, as well as meaningful frameworks for conversation and collaboration among dozens of additional participants from both organizations from 2019-2021.

Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection – Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame: August 18 – December 15 2018

This exhibit is presented by The Helis Foundation and organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Baltimore Museum of Art

Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection
Image: Norman Lewis (American, 1909–1979), Afternoon, 1969, oil on canvas, 72 x 88 inches, © Estate of Norman W. Lewis, courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY, photo courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago.

Drawing on the Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, this exhibition celebrates Mondern and Contemporary artists of African descent, many of whom were historically overlooked by collectors, critics, scholars, galleries, and museums.

On Friday, October 26, 2018 – 5:00pm – 7:30pm – There wil be a Public Reception – FREE and OPEN TO ALL

A central theme is the power of abstract art as a profound political choice and as a declaration of freedom. These artists not only resisted racial imagery, but also, pressure to create positive representations of Black Americans.


University of Pittsburgh Libraries – Digital Collection: 19th Century School Books

“This is America: Dana Chandler, Art, and the Popular/Political Divide” Lecture by Carmenita Higginbotham, University of Virginia

 Thu Sep 20, 2018, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
 Annenberg Auditorium – University of Notre Dame

This lecture explores the art of Dana Chandler from the 1960s and ’70s. Through an examination of his activist imagery, her talk considers how Chandler negotiated intersections of popular culture and political action, and the ways in which such issues resonate in African American art today.

Carmenita Higginbotham is an associate professor of American art and culture at the University of Virginia. Read more about her scholarship here.

This lecture is organized in support of Professor Erika Doss’s African American Art course and is made possible through a course development grant given by the Snite Museum of Art.