We are a student-led club with a network of graduate students from Africa and those interested in Africa across the prestigious University of Notre Dame’s Business, Law, Graduate, Engineering, Global Affairs and Architecture Schools.

The Club’s vision is to enhance collaboration amongst our stakeholders, deepen Notre Dame’s impact on the African continent, and extend Africa-focused initiatives in diverse fields. One approach to realize this vision is to foster professor-student relationships here at Notre Dame through regular networking, professional events and information exchanges focused.

Past Events

The Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Identity [July 1st, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. (EDT)]

The long-standing issues of individual and institutional racial prejudices have been further highlighted by recent unfortunate events affecting Black Americans, including those of African descent. Some of the most prominent of these incidents, including the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, have ignited reactions across the globe. In the renewed discourse around racism, the intersection between race and ethnicity plays a crucial role in our lived and shared identities. The Africa Graduate Club of the University of Notre Dame will hold a panel discussion to examine these complex interconnections and how they come to the fore in our daily experiences, with the goal of proposing viable steps to eliminate racial bias. Navigate to our events page to learn more!