Early 20th century Ireland found women engaged in three main causes: women workers' rights, suffrage, and Irish freedom. Maureen Smith from Loyola University will take a look at these causes and prominent figures like Countess Constance Markievicz, Dr. Kathleen Lynn, Jennie Wyse Power, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Margaret Skinnider, Elizabeth O’Farrell, and others active during the time of the Irish Easter Rising of 1916.
Maureen Smith co-founded the local Chicago Branch of Celtic Women International, which offers monthly cultural programs on a variety of topics related to any of the Celtic Nations: Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, Isle of Mann, Brittany, and Galicia. She has worked in the Career Center at Loyola University since 1990, obtained her Master’s Degree in Computer Science as an adult learner in 2001, and is in final stages of a Master’s degree in Digital Humanities.
This program is in partnership with the Friends of the Edgewater Library.