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The Higgins Labor Program celebrates African American History Month, especially the strong relationship between race and class, all year long.

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Mark your calendars now for our annual May Day Movie. On Sunday, May 1, 2 pm, at the Browning Cinema, in partnership with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Africana Studies Department, we will screen the celebrated and award-winning new documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015, directed by Stanley Nelson). This will be a cannot-miss event capping great academic year of programming. More details soon.

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Check out Associate Teaching Professor Nicole MacLaughlin's analysis of the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, just posted on our website. Titled "Simon, Shakespeare, and Springsteen: Race, Class, & Gender Politics in Show Me a Hero," the entry is part of our ongoing series "Work of Art: Occasional Reviews & Cultural Commentary from the Higgins Community." 

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Get ready for "Show Some Skin," the annual student-run show giving voice to unspoken stories of identity and difference. Performances will be on Feb. 25, 26, and 27. The Higgins Labor Program is a long-time sponsor and supporter of this initiative. Be warned: the shows sell out, so make sure to plan ahead.

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Make it a point to visit the Civil Rights Heritage Center at Indiana University South Bend. The CRHC is featuring a slew of new programs and initiatives under the leadership of Director Daryl Heller.

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Check out December-January's Labor Song of the Month, a dose of generosity and inclusion during a holiday season dominated by discussion of keeping immigrants and refugees out.

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American wages are stagnating, while in Indiana workers' pay is in the bottom third of all states. See the Higgins Labor Program's Dan Graff and Katie Luotto address this problem and call for state action in the Dec. 17 issue of the South Bend Tribune: "Struggling Hoosiers deserve higher wages."

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The Higgins Labor Program thanks undergraduate student worker Katie Luotto (HIST '17) for her hard work and commitment this past fall semester. We wish her well as she studies abroad in Athens, Greece, this spring, and look forward to her return in her senior year.

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The Higgins Labor Program at the University of Notre Dame: Exploring the past, present, and future of work in the United States and beyond.