Beyond the Comfort Zone: Domers Answering the Call of Anti-Racism

Join us for a series of panels featuring cross-sections of the Notre Dame community, including administrators, faculty, students, alums, and other stake-holders. Come prepared to listen, to sit in your discomfort with our past and ask yourself the hard questions about where we go from here.

We are ND, formed and inspired to be a “force for good” in this world. In this critical time, we ask ourselves what this responsibility means for us individually and as a community. How do we transform ourselves to respond to the daunting task before us? 

The NDNY Beyond the Comfort Zone series is designed with this question in mind and is intended to be a transformative journey. We will start in our own backyard by educating ourselves about the current racism issues facing Notre Dame as well as the history of anti-racism efforts at the University. From there, we will broaden our lens to examine racial and social injustices more broadly.

Our ultimate goal is to engage in a conversation within the Notre Dame community that leads to concrete actions and measurable outcomes, to make “We are ND” into a statement about our impact and not just our intentions.


Panel 1: Domers Answering the Call of Anti-Racism

This first panel will focus on the history of anti-racism efforts at ND, current student experiences, current needs, and actions being taken by those at the forefront of anti-racism efforts.

When: Thursday, July 23rd

Platform: YouTube Livestream - link to be shared after registering

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Contact info: Marco Zuccarello, NDNY President,

Submit questions in advance here:

Moderator: Juliette LaChapelle, Esq. ‘87


Iris Outlaw ’90 MSA, Former Director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS), University of Notre Dame
Nicole Juntunen ‘99, Former Chair, Black Alumni of Notre Dame Board
Shelly Williams ‘07, Chair, Black Alumni of Notre Dame Board
Chioma Amuzie ‘19, Co-author, Young Black Alumni Petition
Maria K. McKenna, PhD ‘97, Associate Professor of the Practice, University of Notre Dame
Marco Zuccarello ’09, President, Notre Dame Club of NY


Please note, this event is FREE for all, but you must register to get the link to access the discussion.

This series has been put together by the NDNY Intercultural Diversity and Inclusion Committee, led by Rona Reodica ‘01 and Edward Augustine, Esq.

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