March 17, 2017 at The Riverside Church in the City of New York in New York.
We invite you to join us in an Irish Stand, a call for inclusivity, diversity, and human rights for our global citizenry. Irish Stand has been organized to coincide with Ireland’s National Holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. The story of the Irish, both home and abroad, is one of immigration, sectarianism, and oppression. We understand and echo the concerns of those communities who face fear and uncertainty. We are, therefore, compelled to raise our voices in the spirit of the late and great, Dr. King, and make a compassionate stand for unity. Irish Stand will be an evening of multi-cultural prose, speech, song and wit. The evening’s guests include campaigner Shaun King, author Colum McCann, comedian Maeve Higgins, playwright Lisa-Tierney Keogh, actor Richard Schiff, and Irish Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. An updated list of speakers and performers will be posted over the coming weeks.
Let us remind this new administration, many of whom are Irish-American descendants of immigrants themselves, that the international community rejects the politics of division and fear. By working together, we can lead by example and make a difference in America and across the world.