Celtic Studies Speaker Series: “John Hume in America: In the Name of Peace”

Celtic Studies Speaker Series: “John Hume in America: In the Name of Peace”

Celtic Studies Speaker Series: “John Hume in America: In the Name of Peace”

Jan

21

Celtic Studies Speaker Series: "John Hume in America: In the Name of Peace"

Date: Jan 21 Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

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Description:

Join us on Tuesday, January 21 at 6 p.m. in Charbonnel Lounge for a screening of John Hume in America: In the Name of Peace (2017).

The film tells the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winner John Hume to secure peace in Ireland. The film shows how Hume, inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., rose up from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to work with American Presidents from Carter to Clinton to harness and leverage U.S. support. Narrated by Liam Neeson and with musical score by Bill Whelan, the film includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Senators and Congressmen, as well as Irish leaders and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major. At a time of political instability, this is a timely film examining steady leadership and international co-operation.

The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film’s co-producer Maurice Fitzpatrick, Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University, Philadelphia. All are welcome to this free event, and no registration is required. For more information, please email celtic.studies@utoronto.ca or call 416.926.7145.

The Celtic Studies Speakers Series is made possible by the generosity of a cultural grant from The Irish Cultural Society of Toronto

Event Details

Date: Jan 21

Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Category: Celtic Studies, Faculty & Staff, General, Undergraduate

Event Tags: Celtic Studies Speaker Series, Film, John Hume

Organizer(s)

Name: Celtic Studies Program

Phone: 4169267145

Email: celtic.studies@utoronto.ca

Location

Charbonnel Lounge,

81 St. Mary St.

Toronto, Ontario Canada