Week 3: The 1970s with Bonita Bradshaw, Joya de Foor, Manny Grace, and Richard Ryans

Week 3: The 1970s with Bonita Bradshaw, Joya de Foor, Manny Grace, and Richard Ryans

Welcome to week 3 of the Notre Dame Alumni Association Affinity Group Shared Reading Experience of "Black Domers: African-American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words." This week, Don and David discuss the 1970s with Bonita Bradshaw, Joya de Foor, Manny Grace, and Richard Ryans. This week's reading is chapter 3 of the book.

The 1970s

View the Event: "Integration of Women at Notre Dame"

Watch the live discussion recorded on Wednesday, October 28, at 1 p.m. ET with Joya C. De Foor ’77, moderated by Veronica Root Martinez, Professor of Law, Robert & Marion Short Scholar and Director, Program on Ethics, Compliance & Inclusion. Register to join future events of the series.

Joya C. De Foor is the founder of De Foor Consulting Solutions, LLC, a financial and management consulting firm, and is currently on the Boards of the California Municipal Financing Authority, California Foundation for Stronger Communities, and Southwestern Law School’s Nickel Club.
During her extensive finance career, she has been directly responsible for $10 billion in debt issuance and the management of a $7 billion investment portfolio. In recognition of her accomplishment, Treasury & Risk magazine named her to its list of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance. She is the former CFO for the City of Atlanta and before that, served as the Treasurer for Los Angeles, CA and was the City Treasurer & Revenue Officer for Long Beach, CA. De Foor earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School where she was a Dean’s Scholar, Dean’s Fellow, a teaching assistant, Vice President of the Black Law Students Association and Treasurer of the American Constitution Society.

Moderator Veronica Root Martinez, professor of law and director of the Law School’s Program on Ethics, Compliance & Inclusion, writes about and researches issues related to corporate compliance, drawing on scholarship from the areas of professional ethics, corporate governance, workplace law, corporate social responsibility, and organizational behavior.

View the Inspiring Conversations Event

On Tuesday, October 27, Inspiring Conversations hosted a discussion with Louis King, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Academy OIC. To join future Inspiring Conversations events, be sure to register.

Listen to Louis King here:

Black Domers: Pioneers (Part 1)

Black @ ND is a talk show that will discuss the experiences, successes, and challenges of the University of Notre Dame’s African American students, current and alumni, and the steps taken to survive in a community that lacks representation of color. It is our job to discuss the difficult topics and have honest perspectives followed by ways of improvement with aims to build a better community. For today’s topic, host Emorja Roberson ’17 is joined by Don Wycliff ’69, David Krashna ’71, Ben Finley ’60, and Percy A. Pierre ’61.

The Color of Compromise

“The cumulative effects of personal sins of racism have led to social structures of injustice and violence that make us all accomplices in racism.” — Open Wide Our Hearts, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Jemar Tisby ’02, Notre Dame alum and author of the book “The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism,” joins us on the podcast to discuss how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. In our conversation, he details the difference between complicit Christianity and courageous Christianity and focuses on racism as systemic injustice. Jemar also offers concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church. His book is a call from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. 

Art for Thought: "Builders"

Presented by Snite Museum of Art

Learn more about the art work and its artist here.

Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917 – 2000), Builders, 1974, Screenprint on paper, Gift of Mr. Terry Dintenfass, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, 1975.062

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