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Belfast: Toward a City Without Walls: Sold Out

June 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Many beyond Ireland believe that Ireland is at peace. There is a glittering and prosperous new Belfast – and at the same time, in the still-segregated areas of working class Belfast, the legacy of the conflict remains. In this book, Vicky Cosstick tells the story of the one hundred walls, gates, barriers and other interfaces, one third of them built since the 1998 Belfast Agreement, which continue to scar the city and block its progress. In May 2013 First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness promised to bring down the walls by 2023. Is that possible and how will it happen? The author interviewed community workers, residents, artists and architects, church leaders, business people, civil servants and former paramilitaries, all of them committed to building the peace in the city in their various ways, to explore that question and pen a readable portrait of post-conflict Belfast. The book contains 40 new stunning black and white photographs by Belfast photographer Frankie Quinn, who is from Short Strand in East Belfast, and a Foreword by John Paul Lederach, Professor of International Peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame, who has been a frequent contributor to the peace process in Northern Ireland.



June 3, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
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