March For Life 2023

Location: Washington, D.C.

ND March For Life at SCOTUS

The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture is proud to once again sponsor students, faculty, and staff from Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross College to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Follow the ND contingent's social media posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the hashtag: #NDM4L23

Schedule of Events

Roundtable Discussion: "Building a Civilization of Love" – Thursday, January 19, at 5:30 p.m.
Join the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture for "Building a Civilization of Love," a roundtable discussion at the National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045 (click address to open in Google Maps), in the First Amendment Lounge. Panelists include Heather Hacker, Mary FioRito, Senator Katrina Jackson, Leah Libresco Sargeant, and Dr. Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst. Register for the roundtable here.

Mass with the Marchers – Friday, January 20, at 10:00 a.m.
All are invited to join Notre Dame students for Mass at St. James Catholic Church, 905 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046 (click address to open in Google Maps), prior to the Rally for Life at the National Mall and the March for Life. Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20. Please note the change in this year’s Mass location.

March for Life – Friday, January 20, at 11:30 a.m. (time is approximate)
The Notre Dame group plans to meet on 14th St. NW between Madison Dr. NW and Jefferson Dr. SW (near the Washington Monument and the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, click address to open Google Maps) at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Students will be carrying the large "Notre Dame Right to Life" banner.

Reception – Friday, January 20, at 5:30 p.m.
The dCEC and the Notre Dame Alumni Association will sponsor a reception for Notre Dame staff, faculty, graduate students, alumni and friends following the March on Friday evening (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) at the J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 (click address to open in Google Maps). RSVP for the reception via this link by January 16.

Art for Life Tour of the National Gallery of Art – Saturday, January 21, at 11:00 a.m.
Join us for a narrated tour of the National Gallery of Art6th St and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565 (click the address to open in Google Maps), focusing on pieces that evoke the Culture of Life. Gather under the dome of the Mercury Fountain in the Rotunda of the West Building. No RSVP necessary. More information here.

Travel and Lodging

Travel Reimbursements (Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students)
The dCEC is offering travel reimbursements for Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross faculty, staff and graduate students, as well as Holy Cross priests and seminarians, to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C.. Submit your request before January 11th using this form. Contact dCEC Culture of Life Program Manager Petra Farrell at with any questions.

For your convenience, the dCEC has reserved a block of rooms at both the JW Marriott (location of the March for Life Reception) and the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown. Please note: rooms within the block are limited.

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