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Connections Between African & Irish American Experiences Symposium

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Connections in African & Irish American Experiences

CelticMKE presents a virtual program that will showcase the similarities between African & Irish American experiences through four presentations from leading experts. The event is free to tune-in and sponsored by Associated Bank.

The program is FREE to tune into and will premiere on our CelticMKE YouTube Channel. Subscribe here:

Ten Abolitionists Who Visited Ireland – Dr. Christine Kinealy
Leaving Home in Search for a Better Life – Gerard Moran and Robert Smith
Equal Rights Heroes – David Greenberg and Tim McMahon
Two Roads Diverged: Irish and African American Common Grounds through Music, Dance, & Humor – Leni Sloan & Mick Moloney

Schedule & Descriptions of Presentations:

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 p.m. Central on our YouTube channel and will be available to watch for free. The topic is “Frederick Douglass and His Songs of Resistance” with Dr. Christine Kinealy.

This virtual program 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. The program is also in collaboration with the African American Irish Network Diaspora, the UWM Center for Celtic Studies. The presenting partner is Associated Bank.


January 16
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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