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Building An Anti-Racist Vocabulary

The Rooney Center is a proud cosponsor of this important lecture series and course designed to advance the understanding of systemic racism and racial justice.
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ND Votes announces 2020 General Election Voter Guide!

The student-created ND Votes Voter Guide focuses on helping the Notre Dame community access absentee ballots to ensure their votes are counted.

Rooney Center Year in Review 2019-20

As we head into 2020-21, check out our year in review for 2019-20, featuring Center research, op-eds, press coverage, events, and so much more!
A Century of Votes for Women

A Century of Votes for Women

Christina Wolbrecht and Kevin Corder

Cambridge University Press, 2020

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New initiative will tackle racism’s core concepts

Author: Kevin Fye

Prompted by recent killings and the social upheaval arising in their aftermath, our nation has awakened to the brutality of institutional racism and the violence to human dignity it has wrought in communities of color, now and throughout America’s history. Many who had previously failed to recognize and understand the structures of racism are now seeking to educate themselves.…

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ND Votes announces 2020 General Election Voter Guide!

Author: NDVotes

ND VOTES RELEASES GENERAL ELECTION VOTER GUIDE Notre Dame, Indiana: ND Votes, a student-lead nonpartisan voter education and mobilization campaign at the University of Notre Dame, announces the launch of the ND Votes General Election Voter Guide online to ensure that all students have the opportunity and resources to make their voices heard at the ballot box.…

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CANCELED: U.S. Presidential Debate

Location: Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

For the first time, the University of Notre Dame will host a U.S. presidential debate, a decision announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).

The debate at Notre Dame (debate.nd.edu) will be the first debate in the 2020 election series. It will take place on Sept. 29, 2020, (Tuesday) in the Purcell Pavilion of the Joyce Center.…

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