Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

10/25/17: A Century of Irish Activism


LUC Women's Studies and Gender Studies and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership invite you to attend

• A Lecture by Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington •

A Century of Irish Activism:
My Grandparents and My Own
Fight for Gender Equality

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago - Lakeshore Campus
Piper Hall 1st Floor
970 W Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660


Dr. Sheehy Skeffington's grandparents, Hanna and Francis Sheehy Skeffington, were prominent Irish feminists, nationalists, pacifists, and socialists. After Francis was shot without trial by the British during the Irish Rebellion of 1916, Hanna embarked on an 18-month tour of the U.S. to tell the truth about British brutality in Ireland. One hundred years later, Micheline is retracing that tour and filming a documentary to honor her grandmother's remarkable and little-remembered achievement.