CCC Free Fall Public Lecture Series

by Press Release-CCC | Sep 18, 2006
CCC Free Fall Public Lecture Series Camden County College’s Fall 2006 free public lecture series, “The Irish Immigrants: Their Journey, Their Hopes, Their Dreams,” will explore the struggles and successes of Irish immigrants in America. The series is being supported by the “We the People” initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities through a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Each lecture will be delivered by a scholar who is a noted expert on his or her topic. All will be given at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the auditorium of the Danch CIM Center, which is located on CCC’s Blackwood Campus.

Scheduled are:

Sept. 21: “’Tis the Irish Immigrants” with Camden County College professors Eileen Radetich and Patrick Hughes. They will give an overview of the struggles and successes of Irish immigrants in America.

Sept. 28: “Irish Immigrant Women” with Hasia R. Diner of New York University. She will discuss the difficulties that Irish women overcame as they adjusted to American life and achieved a sense of identity within their new culture.

Oct. 5: “Less Shamrock, Less Shillelagh” with James Murphy of Villanova University. He will use personal narrative to explore the difficulties experienced by Irish immigrants in comparison to other immigrants to America.

Oct. 12: “The Irish in New Jersey” with Dermot Quinn of Seton Hall University. He will discuss four centuries of the local Irish experience and how Irishness figures into the American identity.

Oct. 27: “The Long Journey Home for the Irish in America” with Michael Moloney of New York University. Moloney will provide a true cultural experience as he explores the idea of the American dream through an evening of talk and musical performance.

Camden County College has been designated as an official New Jersey Professional Development Provider and as an official Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 Professional Provider. As a result, state-certified teachers can earn two hours of approved professional development for each lecture that they attend.

Also planned is the Humanities Festival Week lecture and film screening “Italian and Irish Cinema: Sharing the Spotlight,” which will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 18 in the Blackwood Campus College Community Center. Elizabeth Mannion of Rutgers University will host showings of 1948’s The Bicycle Thief and 1989’s My Left Foot. This event is supported by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For further details, contact series coordinator Professor Eileen Radetich by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4767, or via e-mail

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