With Voices True is an archive of personal narratives on race. In partnership with the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy and University of Notre Dame Archives, the Klau Center seeks to give voice to the Notre Dame community on issues of racial identity, race relations, and the challenging task of navigating our civic and interpersonal spheres through these lenses.
With Voices True collects – through audio or video recordings, written narratives, photography or art – the stories of Notre Dame. The archive is designed to reflect the vast diversity of our community, and the infinite variety of our experiences. These materials are to be digitally curated through University of Notre Dame Archives.
Additionally, the Klau Center will make selections of materials that will be culled and brought together in an online multimedia presentation for use in classrooms, campus outreach, and other university programming. Together these summaries are intended to form an ongoing narrative.
With Voices True is meant to preserve the experience of race in a particular place. It is to Notre Dame students and alumni, faculty, and staff that we look for our stories – stories that may relate events on campus, or may reflect the feelings and reactions of those at Notre Dame to distant events.