Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York presented by Tara Rider, Ph.D.
From the 18th century onward, dramatic numbers of Irish citizens emigrated to the U.S., often to escape religious persecution and economic hardship. Leaving the comfort and support of family, friends and loved ones, they arrived in an America that did not welcome them. Join us as we take a fascinating multimedia look at the history and culture of the Irish of New York, from their immigrant beginnings to the present day. Their journey of hope is reflected in the shared experiences of immigrants from around the world coming to America. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.