Immigration Advocacy Week 2022

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Immigration Advocacy Week, March 27-April 1.

This week is dedicated to raise awareness and humanize conversations about immigrant and undocumented identities, to showcase a variety of scholarship, advocacy, and resources on our campus, and to help promote the University of Notre Dame "spirit of diversity and inclusion".

Public Events

Mass to pray for Immigration Reform

Campus Ministry

Sunday, March 27, 3:30 pm

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Main celebrant, Rev. Joseph V. Corpora, C.S.C.

All are welcome to attend, No registration needed

Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) Installation & Presentation

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Toe Tag Wall Prototype (Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College)

On display from March 28 to April 1 in O’Shaughnessy Hall (Great Hall)

Panel Presentation: Introduction to Undocumented Migrant Project, HT 94 Exhibit

Professors Daniel Martinez and Robin Reineke, University of Arizona

Monday, March 28, 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Presentation will take place next to the installation in the Great Hall

No registration needed

Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of over 3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation will simultaneously take place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally in 2021 throughout 2022.


UndocuAlly Training

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Hosted by Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA)

Tuesday, March 29, 7:00 - 9:00 pm EST

138 Debartolo Hall


This ally training will provide attendees the tools, resources, and knowledge for supporting and empowering undocumented and mixed status individuals. If you would like to learn how to be a better ally to the immigrants in your communities, join SCIA in this interactive training session. Open to all ND community

El Sueñito: Education and Aspirations of Youth in a Migrant Community

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Hosted by Prof. Tatiana Botero and Balfour Hesburgh Scholars 

Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST

117 Haggar Hall


This presentation highlights the projects of several Balfour Scholars who participated in the Balfour Program's inaugural summer service immersion in Homestead, Florida, where they volunteered with the Mexican American Council's College and Career Preparation Program for the high school children of migrant farm workers. Guided by the readings and discussions in Prof. Botero's spring semester seminar on Latinx immigration, ¿De dónde soy?, Balfour Scholars projects gives voice to youth who aspire to achieve higher education.

Film Screening Border South (2019) and Q&A with Artist and Filmmaker Raúl O. Paz Pastrana

Border South

Wednesday, March 30, 7:30pm EST

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

Free and open to the public

Tickets will be available at box office one hour prior to the event

Mexico and the United States crack down on the trails north, forcing immigrants into more dangerous territory. Told against the backdrop of the North American migrant trail, 'Border South' weaves together migrant stories of resilience and survival from different vantage points. The film exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death. Movie Trailer

With Pulsing Desire: Memory, Representation and Inclusion through Art - an artist talk by Muriel Hasbun

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Muriel Hasbun, Pulse: Pulsante deseo (Homage, Carlos Cañas), 2020

Hosted by Institute for Latino Studies and Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Thursday, March 31, 4:00 - 5:00pm EST

Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

No registration needed

Muriel Hasbun will give an overview of her art practice, her family history, and of her desire to bring communities together to construct memory through the knowledge and representation of Salvadoran art and culture.

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Muriel Hasbun, Pulse: Corazón (Homage, Luis Lazo), 2020

Hasbun’s expertise as an artist and as an educator focuses on cultural identity, migration, and memory. Her distinctions include Santa Fe’s Producer’s and Curator’s Choice; Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship; Howard Chapnick Grant; Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in Photography and Media; Corcoran’s Outstanding Creative Research Faculty Award; Fulbright Scholar fellowship, and representing El Salvador in the 50th Venice Biennale. Hasbun’s work has been internationally exhibited, and is in private and public collections, such as Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Lehigh University, Smithsonian, University of Texas, Whitney Museum. Building upon her career as a socially engaged artist and a photography professor, Hasbun is the founder/director of laberinto projects, a transnational, cultural memory initiative fostering contemporary art practices and dialogue in El Salvador and its U.S. diaspora. Hasbun is the 2021-2022 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist at Rutgers University, and just opened Artists Call NOW in El Salvador.

Documented: The Community Blackboard - Interactive Art Workshop and Installation

Friday, April 1, 2022, 2-4pm

1st Floor Bond Hall, Main Lobby

REGISTER HERE (limited to 35 participants)

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Muriel Hasbun is an internationally recognized Salvadoran photographer whose work focuses on cultural identity, migration, and memory. Hasbun will lead Documented: The Community Blackboard, an audio, interactive installation, where students and other members of the ND Community are invited to share their family stories of migration by writing on black walls with chalk and adding copies of their family photos/documents onto the space.

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Participants: Please bring your family photos, documents, family tree ideas, and any other images that relate to your family migration story to the workshop. A printer will be available on site to print photos and documents that are saved on smart devices.


Click Here for Information on What to Bring

Click Here for Information on Family Tree

Migrant Monologues presentation and reception


Friday, April 1, 2022, 4-6pm

1st Floor Bond Hall, Main Lobby and Auditorium


The Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA) and Dream ND are curating a collection of Migrant stories from our Notre Dame community for Immigration Advocacy Week. We invite you to join us for a special presentation and reception on Friday, April 1st in Bond Hall. 

Left Behind - A Display of Items Found at the Border

Outdoor pop-up installation

O'Shag Quad on March 31st and Bond Quad on April 1st

The Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA) will create temporary public installations around campus that include replicas of actual items left at the Mexico and U.S. border with information on where and when these items were found. These personal items will be arranged on the quads as a testament to how they were found--on the ground, left behind. 

Special Thanks to our Hosts and Sponsors

Art, Art History & Design

Balfour Hesburgh Scholars

Campus Ministry

Center for the Study of Religion and Society

Center for Social Concerns

Center for University Advising

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Department of American Studies

Department of Anthropology

Department of Political Science

Department of Sociology

Dream ND Community

Hesburgh Program in Public Service

Institute for Latino Studies

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Interfaith Action of Southwest Michigan

Keough School of Global Affairs

Office of Student Enrichment

Office of the Provost

Snite Museum of Art

Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy

The Rooney Center