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Distinguished Scholar Lecture with Charlene Villaseñor Black

Institute for Latino Studies Notre Dame, IN, Notre Dame, IN, IN

Charlene Villaseñor Black, the ILS 2021 Distinguished Scholar and mentor to the scholars selected to participate in the Young Scholars Symposium, will present a virtual lecture titled Thinking about Migration through Latinx Art. Zoom Webinar Date: March 18 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


¡Curanderas! Serpents of the Clouds

Institute for Latino Studies Notre Dame, IN, Notre Dame, IN, IN

In ¡Curanderas! Serpents of the Clouds, Elaine Romero charts the journey of two Mexican-American women as they travel from the U.S. to Mexico. Paloma, a curandera (a healer), practices and puts her faith in the power of curanderismo. Victoria, a recent graduate of medical school, firmly believes in the tenets of Western medicine. On this […]


Documentary Film: Adios Amor

Directed by Laurie Coyle Not Rated, 58 minutes, DVD In English and Spanish with English subtitles In the docu-detective Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother who sacrificed everything but her twelve kids in the passionate pursuit of justice for farmworkers. […]

Success Stories of Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame


Members of the Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame will discuss their personal and career choices since their college years. Many are pioneers and leaders in their career paths and aim to share their experiences & mentor ND students.

Tour of Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood for Latino Studies Majors/Minors

Joins us as we take a trip to explore Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, a traditionally Mexican-American section of Chicago's near South Side. Our itinerary begins with a visit to local Chicagoland advocacy group and longtime ILS partner, the Coaliton for Spiritual and Public Leadership. Then we'll go to to the National Museum of Mexican Art. Dinner will follow at local mainstay […]

Flash Panel: Haitian Migrants at the U.S. Border

The suffering of Haitians arriving at the US Texas border—inhumane condition, abuse by border patrol on horseback and summary decorations—have captured the news cycle. What is the context of Haitian migrants coming to the U.S.-Mexico border?  What are the immediate and long-term causes of their risky journeys and how is US immigration policy being applied […]

Public Reading with British Latinx Poet Leo Boix


Please join the Creative Writing Program for a zoom event in partnership with Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the Institute for Latino Studies. On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating Ballad of a Happy Immigrant, the English-language debut by Leo Boix, who will also be in conversation with Yvette Siegert on the […]

Mariachi Herencia de México Concert

The Latin GRAMMY-nominated group of teen Mexican-American musicians has released four highly acclaimed studio albums with chart-topping debuts on both the Billboard and the iTunes Latin Albums charts. Mariachi Herencia released its latest album, Esencia, Vol. 2 in May 2020. The ensemble started five years ago as a student group in Chicago Public Schools. They have since […]

Q&A with Julián Castro: Running for President in 2020 and the Future of American Politics

Meet Julián Castro at ND Oct. 5th! Former San Antonio mayor and Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro launched a campaign for president in 2020 grounded in the belief that every person should count and that Washington should put people—not big, special interests—first. His campaign put forward bold and groundbreaking policy plans, spoke hard truths about […]

Exhibit: Art at the Service of the People

An Art Exhibit @ ILS held from September 13 through October 31, 2021. "El arte al servicio del pueblo: carteles, libros, películas y periódicos de la División de Educación de la Comunidad (DIVEDCO)" ran from 1949-1990 in Puerto Rico. The campaign included booklets, posters, and films that sought to instruct rural Puerto Ricans about health, […]