Diaspora Network Zoom Event

 The African American Irish Diaspora Network, in partnership with the John Brademas Center and Office of Global Inclusion at New York University, will present an online public interview with Leon Diop and Briana Fitzsimons, the authors of the award-winning new book, "Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers, & Everyday Heroes."

According to a release, in the first ever book about Black Irish people, Black & Irish looks at the inspirational careers, dreams and achievements of legends, trailblazers and everyday heroes, including Ruth Negga, Gavin Bazunu, Dami Hope, Emma Dabiri, Rhasidat Adeleke and Phil Lynott.

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"This event coincides with the U.S. publication date in a setting in which Black & Irish has already won an Irish Book Award and has been nominated for a British Book of the Year award."

Introductions to the program will be provided by NYU Gallatin's Kimberly DaCosta, author of Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line (Stanford University Press, 2007). 

Added the release: "Within these pages, you will find both famous and unsung Black Irish people. Black and Mixed-Race people have lived in Ireland for hundreds of years, but even now the concept of being Black and Irish is still being discovered and discussed." 

 The online event is set for Wednesday, April 24 at 12.30 p.m. Eastern. The zoom link is https://nyu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6-m_VEBQTrKpCG8cylDy8A#/registration

The Black, Brown and Green Voices programs are presented with support from the Irish government’s Emigrant Support Program.