Fleeing Famine Lecture Series


Fleeing Famine Lecture Series

Remembering Ireland’s Great Famine, its history, and its legacy

Tuesday, September 13 • 6 p.m.

Rebecca Abbott

Qunnipiac University

Rebecca Abbott is a professor of communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, an independent filmmaker and an Emmy Award winning director. Recently she produced An Gorta Mor, (Gaelic for the Great Hunger) exploring Ireland’s 19th century famine and the resulting diaspora. She will speak about the historical and sociological impacts of the Great Famine on Ireland and North America.

Lectures, intended for a general audience, are free and open to the public.