Oct 21, 2021, 7:00 PM
Join us as we learn about the work of Samuel McClure, Thomas Addis Emmet, and Samantha Power, who have all worked to make life better for vulnerable people.
Oct 25, 2021, 7:00 PM
Brendan Fay is the founder of the Lavender and Green Alliance and St. Patrick’s Day for All. He will discuss his life’s work of advocating for inclusion and acceptance in the Irish American community.
Oct 26, 2021, 7:00 PM
Irish folk group, Toss the Feathers, will take us on a musical journey, singing the old songs which tell stories about canal and railroad workers, soldiers, maids, and other characters. The immigrant experience is encapsulated in these songs, some laments, others Vaudeville hits, which illuminate the various experiences of the Irish in the Capital region.
Oct 28, 2021, 6:00 PM
This talk explores the role of the Irish (or more broadly “Celtic”) servant woman in American gothic texts, both from the early twentieth- century and more recently. In particular, it examines the ways in which nineteenth- and early twentieth-century ghost stories dramatize the association in American culture between Irish Catholicism and pagan ritual, implying that the Irish American servant has valuable knowledge of and access to supernatural realms.