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The Impact of the Growing Latino Population

Date: 3/25/2011

As part of the Ethics, Leadership & Community Lecture Series, the Annual Hesburgh Lecture will take place on Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. and will feature Professor Allert Brown-Gort, Associate Director of the Institute of Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Brown-Gort will speak about The Impact of the Growing Latino Population and will discuss the forecasted increase in Latino demographics over the next decade, and the influence on various economies and impact for communities.

The event is sponsored by the Holleran Center for Community Engagement, the Center for Ethics & Leadership, and the Notre Dame Club of Reading. The event is free and open to the public and is held in the Bernardine Franciscan Conference Center, 460 Saint Bernardine Street on the grounds of the Sacred Heart Convent, adjacent to the Alvernia campus.

For more information, please contact the Holleran Center by phone at 610-790-1925 or by e-mail at

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
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