100 Years of Freedom: Ireland Then and Now
Admission is free, but RSVP is required.
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, in collaboration with the Irish Consulate in Boston and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute at Maynooth University, presents a program Tuesday, September 27, in honor of the Irish centenary. Join and reflect on the Irish cultural identity after the 1916 rebellion as well as the current state of the Ireland-US relationship, particularly in Boston.
The Institute is honored to have former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern deliver the keynote address, and feature Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, Director of “Rethinking Conflict,” former Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray, and Professor Robert Savage of Boston College, in a panel discussion moderated by Kevin Cullen of The Boston Globe.
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.
Acclaimed environmental activist, MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, and author Catherine Coleman Flowers, founding director of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice, will headline the virtual Stone Social Impact Forum, a signature series highlighting civic change agents who advance social change and innovatively address areas of inequality in our society.
Catherine Coleman Flowers will share her journey in environmental activism and how she broadens the scope of environmental justice to include issues specific to disenfranchised rural communities by galvanizing policy and research to redress failing infrastructure that perpetuates socioeconomic disparities across the United States.
Join City Awake, in partnership with the Kennedy Institute, for a timely discussion with Martin Luther King, III on the importance of civic engagement, empowerment, and how it is imperative that we all vote in the upcoming election, especially the next generation.
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Stephen Breyer will participate in a moderated conversation with Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”, about the vital role the Supreme Court plays in providing checks and balances on the federal government, the importance of nominations to the bench and how elections impact these decisions, and the recent rulings of the court.