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Reactions to “Race”

Kevin Barry, Stephen Fallon et. al. | Monday, March 26, 2012

After attending “Show Some Skin: The Race Monologues” this weekend in the Hesburgh Library auditorium, we shared two reactions. First, we agreed that the talent and effort of the writers and speakers/actors made for a compelling and unique performance that captivated an overflowing crowd. Second, while heartened by the response of those present, we wished that the entire Notre Dame community – students, faculty, administrators and staff – had been able to attend, for the real-life stories of a diverse array of Notre Dame students were always revealing, often disheartening and sometimes heartbreaking. The Notre Dame family, it became evident, can learn to be more welcoming to all.

“Show Some Skin” was wonderful; it addressed a difficult topic of race on campus with spirit, humor, and honesty. We hope that more and more members of the Notre Dame community will take advantage of opportunities like the one offered to us this past weekend.

Kevin Barry

faculty

Kaneb Center

Denise M. Della Rossa

faculty

German and Russian

Joan Fallon

faculty

Kroc Institute

Stephen Fallon

faculty

PLS and English

Dan Graff

faculty

History and Higgins Labor Studies Program

Stuart Greene

faculty

English

Cecilia Lucero

faculty

Show Some Skin advisor

Nicole Maclaughlin Lucero

faculty

University Writing Program

Maria McKenna

faculty

Africana Studies

Jessica McManus Warnell

faculty

Management and Business Ethics

Richard Pierce

faculty

History and Africana Studies

Ann Marie Power

faculty

Sociology

Clark Power

faculty

PLS

Jason Ruiz

faculty

American Studies

Elizabeth Van Jacob

faculty

Hesburgh Libraries

Dave Williams

faculty

Hesburgh Libraries

March 26