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Connections in Irish and African American Experiences
CelticMKE presents a virtual symposium. Brought to you by Associated Bank.
On January 16, CelticMKE will host a virtual symposium, presented by Associated Bank’s Cultural Awareness Colleague Resource Group. The symposium will feature four presentations, beginning at 12pm Central discussing the similarities between Irish and African American experiences led by leadingView more
On January 16, CelticMKE will host a virtual symposium, presented by Associated Bank’s Cultural Awareness Colleague Resource Group. The symposium will feature four presentations, beginning at 12pm Central discussing the similarities between Irish and African American experiences led by leading experts.
The Irish Consulate General of Chicago, Kevin Byrne, will kick off the symposium, along with a special message from Nettie Washington Douglass and the African American Irish Network Diaspora.
Schedule of presentations:
Ten Abolitionists Who Visited Ireland, presented by Dr. Christine Kinealy
Leaving Home in Search for a Better Life, presented by Gerard Moran and Robert Smith
Equal Rights Heroes (John Hume and John Lewis), presented by David Greenberg and Tim McMahon
Two Roads Diverged: Irish and African American Common Grounds through Music, Dance and Humor, presented by Leni Sloan and Mick Moloney
Listeners will have the opportunity to engage with the experts; each presentation will feature a live Q&A with the presenter/s following the end of the lecture.
CelticMKE’s virtual symposium will be available to tune-in on the CelticMKE YouTube channel for free. The program begins at 12 pm Central. Visit celticmke.com/symposium to read presenter bios and descriptions of each presentation and to subscribe to their YouTube.
In addition to the January 16 Virtual Symposium, CelticMKE and the UWM Center for Celtic Studies proudly present their annual Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture. The lecture will premiere on January 14 at 7:00 pm Central on CelticMKE’s YouTube channel and will also be available to watch for free. Dr. Christine Kinealy will present on Frederick Douglass and His Songs of Resistance.
This virtual program is presented by Associated Bank and is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.View less
FREE to tune-in on CelticMKE YouTube Channel
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12:00pm to 4:30 pm Central
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