Presentation: The Irish Famine: The Origin of International Co-operation
Date & Time: 6:15-8:15 pm Saturday, August 27th
Location: TVAC, Meeting Room A, 10th Floor Central Plaza, Iidabashi, Tokyo
Capacity: 40 people
Organised by INJ in conjunction with Seibo Japan
The Irish Famine of 1845–52 was the first national disaster to attract international sympathy and donations.
Donations were raised in every continent, cutting across national boundaries and economic, political and gender divisions. Those who contributed included Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus. The response was unprecedented in terms of its diversity, magnitude and geographic extent.
Financial contributions came from both the rich and poor, such as ex-slaves in the Caribbean, the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma and convicts.
In short huge sacrifices were made by people, many unrecorded, whose actions still today affect our view of the world.
The presentation discusses how the response to the Irish Famine helped shapetoday’s world of international co-operation
Fee: 1,000 yen for pre-bookings or 1,500 yen on the day- all fees raised go to feed hungry children in Malawi, Africa.
Fee includes a complimentary cup of Malawian speciality “Geisha” coffee.
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