On Friday, 13th May, 2016, the Sociology Department, in conjunction with the Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) and the Society of Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS), held an all-day event on Irish/Latin American Solidarity in historical context. The event was supported by Maynooth University's 1916 Commemoration Committee.
At the event speakers examined Ireland's historical involvement in Latin America's Independence Wars, Latin America's involvement in the 1916 Rising, including the role of Eamon Bulfin and Roger Casement, and the experience of Irish sollidarity workers and activists in Chile, and Central America during the 1970s and 1980s. The day finished reflecting on these experiences and how they can inform future solidarity initiatives between Ireland and Latin America.
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Attendees Oisin Coghlan, Margaret Brehony, Robin Hanon, Molly O'Duffy, Val Roche, Robert Navan, Pirooz Daneshmandi