IRISH FAMINE TRIBUNAL FUNDRAISER
Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 7:30 PM
Harbor Lights, Pier 17, 3rd FL, 89 South Street Seaport
New York, NY (212) 227-2800
Invited are concerned Irish Americans, Irish Diaspora, Legal and Human Rights Advocates
Even to this day, the Irish Famine (also known as the Great Hunger) remains one of the most lethal famines in modern history in terms of deaths and dislocation of population.
On October 20, 2012, a Famine Tribunal will be held at Fordham Law School, New York City. The object of the Tribunal is to assess the impact of the Irish Famine on the Irish population, and to examine its political, economic, cultural and physiological legacies, all within a legal framework. A second day of activities will be devoted to educational issues, including a study of famine in today’s world.
To offset the costs of the Tribunal we are greatly in need of donations and we kindly encourage you to be as generous as you can.
Please join us at the Fundraiser on September 29th as we welcome the following guest speakers.
- Robert Ballagh-Artist, Ireland will speak on the significance of the
Tribunal from an International perspective
- Bernie Brophy- Brehon Law Society, Australia will speak on the famine orphans who were sent to Australia
- Christine Kinealy-Writer, along with Niall Mac Giollabhui will speak on the Tribunal.
Guests will be treated to a night of music by select musicians including:
Chris Byrne, Tara O Grady, Peadar Ó HÍcí, Bronagh O’Rourke, Bob Batch.
Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.
For more information please visit: www.irishfaminetribunal.com