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Black Irish Identities: A Symposium

September 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until September 19, 2015


Does Irishness imply a skin color? Should it? Leading scholars and writers explore the complex historical and cultural issues that influence relations between African-American and Irish-American identities, with a focus on New York City:

· Mick Moloney and Lenwood Sloane present “Two Roads Diverged”

· Colum McCann reads from and discusses his novel, This Side of Brightness

· Harvard Professor Mary C. Waters lectures on “Measuring Race”

· A discussion of “Black and Tan Harlem” with Glucksman Ireland House Professor John Waters and Tara O’Grady

· A performance by the Tara O’Grady Trio

· Peter Quinn

Introductory remarks by GIH Clinical Assistant Professor John Waters.

A reception will be held after the symposium’s conclusion.

This event recognizes the donation of a collection of Anglo-Irish literature to Ireland House by Peter Walsh.

Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For non-members: $10 donation at the door for the general event series.

In order to ensure a seat at events, please RSVP by submitting the form below, or by calling 212-998-3950 (option 3) or by emailing ireland.house@nyu.edu, except for the Blarney Star Concert Series which does not accept reservations.


September 19, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Glucksman Ireland House NYU
1 Washington Mews
NEW YORK, NY 10003 United States