Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies

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

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

Join us for a lecture from Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, a scholar retracing the path of activism of her Irish grandmother in the U.S.

When: October 25, 2017 | 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Loyola's Lake Shore Campus | Piper Hall, First Floor
Additional Details: This free event is open to the entire Loyola community.

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 1916 rebellion, Hanna embarked on an 18-month tour of the U.S. to tell the truth about British brutality in Ireland. 100 years later, Micheline is retracing that tour and filming a documentary to honor her grandmother’s remarkable and little-remembered achievement.

This event is sponsored by the Women's Studies and Gender Studies program and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership.