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Bridging the Divide

The Rooney Center is proud to cosponsor Bridging the Divide, a virtual series that aims to promote understanding and civil dialogue during the 2020 presidential elections.
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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.
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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Wolbrecht receives American Political Science Association grant to broaden impact of organization promoting expertise of female scholars

Author: Carrie Gates

Christina Wolbrecht, a professor of political science and affiliated faculty member in the Gender Studies Program, has been awarded a Centennial Center Special Projects Fund grant from the American Political Science Association. With the grant, she and a team of colleagues are planning to broaden the impact of the organization Women Also Know Stuff by hosting a virtual conference in early 2021 that will bring together journalists and scholars.

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Upcoming Events

The Higgins Labor Film Club: Gender@Work on the American Screen - "Norma Rae"

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Location: Zoom

Norma Rae (1979, directed by Martin Ritt, starring Sally Field)
Access to film currently being negotiated ...
Discussion featuring Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy and the Notre Dame Washington Program

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