Confronting Whiteness at Notre Dame: Power, Identity and Exclusion


Location: Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Confronting Whiteness Event

Join the Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies for an important conversation on confronting whiteness, power, identity, and exclusion at Notre Dame. Panelists from across campus and the South Bend community will discuss their experiences and their ideas for enhancing justice, equality, and dignity.


Panelists include:

  • David Anderson Hooker (moderator), Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
  • Jefferson Ballew IV, Indigenous Culture Awareness and Inclusion Advocate, Potawatomi Bear Clan
  • Christina Brooks, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, City of South Bend
  • Emmanuel Cannady, Ph.D. student in Sociology
  • Iris Outlaw, Director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services
  • Laurie Nathan, Professor of the Practice of Mediation


The event will also provide a forum for campus and South Bend organizers and activists for peace and justice to promote their work and encourage others to join them.


The panel discussion is part of the Walk the Walk Week at the University of Notre Dame in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. View the full list of Walk the Walk week events online.


This event is sponsored by the Kroc Institute Mediation Program.


A video recording of the panel discussion is available upon request by e-mailing Hannah Heinzekehr,