Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Summer's End

Autumn is almost upon us, and with it, we are again given many opportunities to attend lectures and public presentations in various aspects of Irish studies. this week, City University's Institute for Irish-American Studies presents "Irish Immigration in the US. Today" with guest speaker Kelly Fincham, Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, Wednesday, September 20, 7 p.m., Lehman College, Faculty Dining Room(the Bronx) and "Irish American Participation in American Democracy" - A Commentary by the Honorable Paul A. Crotty, United States District Court Justice and Bob Kerrey, President of the New School. The latter lect;ure will take place at 5:30 P.M., Thursday, September 21, at The New School's Lang Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, Manhattan. Both programs are free; RSVP to (718)960-6722 or email cunyiias@lehman.cuny.edu.

Also on Thursday, at 7 p.m. at Glucksman Ireland House, Mike Young, the creator of the children's PBS show "Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks" will present an episode of the half-hour award-winning show, followed by a discussion on the origin of the show and, with Professor Marion Casey of New York University's Irish Studies Program, a discussion on the issues of ethnic identity raised by this episode as they relate to contemporary Ireland and America. Admission is free to the NYU community. Glucksman Ireland House is located at One Washington Mews, Fifth Avenue at Washington Square Park. RSVP to (212)998-3950 or ireland.house@nyu.edu.

These are only a few of the many stimulating programs being offered this fall.

Patricia Jameson-Sammartano
Culture Editor/Wild Geese Today.com

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