Black, Irish, and the dream: dialogues in the time of revolution


February 11, 2022 12:39

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THE AFRICAN AMERICAN IRISH DIASPORA NETWORK in association with Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish studies at the University of Notre Dame, The John and Pat Hume Foundation, the Consulate of Ireland in Chicago and the Institute for Study Abroad Ireland

Presents the third symposia in a series hosted by the African American Irish Diaspora Network that works to highlight the parallels of the civil rights and social justice movements in the United States and Ireland. The overall symposium seeks to draw inspiration and guidance for those movements to inspire and guide current and future movements working to achieve equality and social justice for all in America, Ireland and globally.

The focus of this webinar will be the literature and language of the civil rights struggles in the 1960s in the United States and Ireland, how that literature and language provided the foundation for powerful movements for social change in both countries, and how we can continue to build on those movements.


DR. CHANTÉ MOUTON KINYON, Assistant Professor, English. University of Norte Dame,

MAURICE FITZPATRICK Filmmaker. His documentary “Burntollet”, now in development, is an exploration of the parallels between the American and Irish civil rights movements.


Moderation will be provided by Mark Sanders. Professor of English and African Studies, Director at Norte Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience

For more information on the discussion and featured speakers, check out the website.

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