REV. AL SHARPTON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JAMES JOYCE AWARD IN DUBLIN, IRELAND FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS IN CIVIL RIGHTS—
For Immediate Release
September 20th, 2017
Ross Adair, [email protected]
REV. AL SHARPTON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JAMES JOYCE AWARD IN DUBLIN, IRELAND FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS IN CIVIL RIGHTS
Dublin, Ireland – National Action Network Founder and President Rev. Al Sharpton will receive the distinguished James Joyce Award in Dublin, Ireland on Sept. 25th., joining an remarkable list of activists and world leaders who have received the award on behalf of the Literary and Historical Society. Rev. Sharpton will also be named an honorary fellow of the historical society.
Past James Joyce award recipients have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, JK Rowling, Jane Lynch, Salman Rushdie, George Martin, Ralph Fiennes, F.W. De Klerk, John Howard, John Hume, Bill Bryson, Seamus Heaney, Michael Sheen, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and many more.
Founded in 1855 by the Blessed John Henry Newman, the Literary and Historical Society is University College Dublin’s debating society, which counts James Joyce as one its former illustrious committee members. The James Joyce Award itself is the highest honor any student society in Ireland can bestow upon an individual, and the Society has been addressed by every Irish Prime Minister and sitting President since its inception.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network
Conferral of the Honorary Fellowship and the James Joyce Award – The Literary and Historical Society University of Dublin
Monday, September 25th, 2017
5:00 p.m. Ceremonial Address Begins
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
About the National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.