The 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7 - 11pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7 - 11pm
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A free, public two-day event at The Cooper Union in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland examines that country’s history and future. The first evening will look at the cause of labor and James Connolly’s legacy in the American and Irish labor movements. Connelly, an Irish leader who once spoke in The Great Hall, was executed for his role in the Easter Rising. The second evening considers Ireland’s past, present and future and the case for Irish unity. Gerry Adams TD, president of Sinn Féin (at left), will speak.
Note: RSVP is required. Send request to Marty Glennon at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-777-6904.
Wednesday, April 27
The Cause of Labor: The Legacy of James Connolly in the American and Irish Labor Movements
- Lorcan Collins, author of The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916
- James Connolly-Heron, the great-grandson of James Connolly
- John Samuelsen, president of the Quill/Connolly Local 100, Transport Workers Union of New York and international vice president of the International Transport Workers Union
Thursday, April 28
Ireland: Past, Present and Future and the Case for Irish Unity
- Gerry Adams TD, president of Sinn Féin
- Christine Kinealy, professor of history, Quinnipiac University
- Toireasa Ferris, member of the Kerry County Council
This event is co-presented by the Friends of Sinn Féin and The Cooper Union Department of Continuing Education and Public Programs.
Photo of Gerry Adams by Mark Moloney / Sinn Féin
Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues