Attend the United Ireland Forum June 13th in NYC
The IAUC is proud to participate in this weekend’s United Ireland Forum hosted by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams in New York. All of those interested in the Irish peace process and the cause of Irish unity must come out and support Sinn Féin’s United Ireland Forum in New York this weekend.
The forum aims to open a dialogue among Irish Americans about how best to unite Ireland and will be held this Saturday, June 13, 2009 starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas at West 53rd Street in midtown
Manhattan. Adams will address a press conference at 11:30am.
“Irish America has played a significant role in securing the peace process,” Adams said. “The next important task is unity.”
Adams said he hoped the ideas, proposals and plans presented at the forum propel the issue of Irish unification into the forefront of discussion in Irish America and the Irish diaspora across the world. “We wish to raise awareness among Irish Americans that the time has come to end the partition of Ireland and construct a new national democracy, a new republic on the island of Ireland,” Adams said. “We seek a united, sovereign nation that reconciles nationalists and unionists and guarantees equal rights and equal opportunities for all. We want to bring people together and change their lives for the better.”
Joining Adams at the forum will be four keynote speakers. They include: author Pete Hamill, former Lebanon hostage and broadcaster Brian Keenan, University of Pennsylvania professor Brendan O’Leary and the president of the Laborers International Union of North America Terence O’Sullivan.