The African American Irish Diaspora Network presents a public interview with Debo Patrick Adegbile, Jurist and Commissioner of the United States Civil Rights Commission. Mr. Adegbile will be interviewed by NYU historian Prof. Miriam Nyhan Grey and the event will be introduced by NYU sociologist Prof. Kim DaCosta.
Mr. Adegbile is the son of Nigerian and Irish immigrants to New York City. In 2016, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Civil Rights Commission. He is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP, a position he has held since 2014. Previously, from 2013 to 2014, Mr. Adegbile was Senior Counsel to the Chairman of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. Prior to the Senate Judiciary Committee, for over a decade he held a number of leadership roles at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), including, Acting President and Director of Litigation. Mr. Adegbile received a B.A. from Connecticut College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Black, Brown and Green Voices represent a documentation strategy and public humanities initiative which aims to amplify the diversity of the Irish diaspora by recording interviews with Black and Brown Irish Americans and those who speak to the Black experience in Ireland. The project director is historian Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey who has been based at New York University since 2008 and is a founding board member of the African American Irish Diaspora Network. This series of programs is presented by the African American Irish Diaspora Network in collaboration with Glucksman Ireland House, NYU.
This series is presented in collaboration with NYU's Glucksman Ireland House, NYU’s John Brademas Center and NYPL's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom-log in details for the webinar. This program is open to everyone. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional assistance.