Join us on Zoom as we present conversations on the interactions between African Americans and Irish in the U.S. and beyond.
Find out more about our research initiatives in this vein here: https://as.nyu.edu/irelandhouse/academic-initiatives/black--brown-and-green-voices.html
April 30, 1pm EST/6pm GMT: Lenwood Sloan, artist and scholar of dance and popular culture, will be interviewed by NYU's Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey about his work on the interconnections between these groups.
Link for Lenwood Sloan discussion:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH-Yp8Tfpq8
May, 14, 1pm/6pm GMT: Dedria Humphries Barker, author of Mother of Orphans: The True and Curious Story of Irish Alice, A Colored Man’s Widow (2Leaf Press, 2020) will discuss on her journey to unpack her family history with NYU's Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey.
Link for Dedria Humphries Barker discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIg8THfCmHs
June 4, 1pm/6pm GMT: Professor Christine Kinealy will discuss her newest book, Black Abolitionists in Ireland (Routledge, 2020) with Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey.
Link for Christine Kinealy discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P71IdlzpY6Q
October 8, 6pm EST: NYU's Dr. Kimberly McClain DaCosta, author of Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line (Stanford University Press, 2007) will discuss racial boundaries in the context of her work as a sociologist with a special interest in how Irishness has interacted with blackness. Please check back for registration details.
November 5, 6pm EST: Brian Dooley, author of Black and Green: The Fight for Civil Rights in Northern Ireland and Black America (Pluto Press, 1991) and a senior advisor for Human Rights First, will reflect on deveopments since he first published his influential book on this topic two decades ago. Please check back for registration details.