The symposium, which is free and will take place at the McNally Amphitheater, Fordham Law at 140 West 62nd Street, is set for Wednesday, April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The presenters will be author and historian Thomas Fleming, author and Irish Echo columnist Terry Golway, who is curator of the John T. Kean Center for American History at Kean University in Union, NJ, and Irish Echo editor Ray O’Hanlon,
The moderator for the gathering will be Rev. Joseph O’Hare, president emeritus of Fordham University while Denis Sweeney, president of Fordham College Alumni Association will give a welcome address.
“Irish American Chronicle,” recently published on the Legacy imprint by Chicago-based Publications International, covers the myriad aspects of the Irish American saga in a coffee table sized volume of 448 pages.
“This chronicle will foster a greater understanding of the blending of two nations,” writes screen legend Maureen O’Hara in the conclusion to her forward for the book.
“It will make you so proud to be Irish and American. American and Irish.”
The preface to the book is penned by author Peter Quinn, and subsequent chapters open with an essay by Terry Golway.
Throughout the book, Thomas Fleming, who provides the opening essay, acts as a guide and consultant.
The bulk of the text was written by a team of eight writers.
Behind the writers was a second team of researchers and fact checkers who sifted through every word of a project that was several years in the making prior to publication.
“Irish American Chronicle” is available in bookstores and on book selling internet websites, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.