“Black, Irish, and the Dream: Dialogues in the Time of Revolution”
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 2:00 pm EST
The John Lewis-John Hume Symposium is a series of panel discussions organized nationwide by the African American Irish Diaspora Network that highlights the parallels of the civil rights and social justice movements in the United States and Ireland.
The Keough-Naughton Institute hosted the third symposium in the series on February 22, 2022. With a focus on the literature and language of the civil rights movements in the 1960s in the United States and Ireland, panelists discussed answers to the question: “How did that literature and language provide the foundation of powerful movements for change in both countries?”
In addition to the African American Irish Diaspora Network, sponsors include the Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago, and three entities at Notre Dame: The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience.
E. Ethelbert Miller, Poet, teacher, and literary activist;
Chanté Mouton Kinyon, Assistant Professor, English, University of Notre Dame, and Keough-Naughton Institute Faculty Fellow, whose focus is transnational African American literature and culture;
Maurice Fitzpatrick, Filmmaker, whose documentary, Burntollet, now in development, is an exploration of the parallels between the American and Irish civil rights movements.
Moderator: Mark Sanders, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Director, Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience.
For more information visit the event website.