Hanna and Me

November 08, 2017

Café Minerva

HANNA and ME:  Passing on the Flame

Free Public Lecture

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7–10 pm
Segal Graduate School of Business, SFU
Room 1200, 500 Granville Street

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington’s lecture will trace the lives of her grandparents Hanna and Francis Sheehy Skeffington, who were feminists, nationalists, pacifists, socialists in early 20th century Ireland.

Hanna was jailed several times for suffrage activities, Francis for his pacifist speeches against recruitment during WWI.

Francis was murdered by a British firing-squad during the Easter Rising in 1916, and Hanna embarked on a journey round the USA with their 7-year-old son, Owen to tell the truth about what happened to her husband and about British militarism in Ireland.

Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington’s public lecture in Vancouver will describe Hanna’s 1918 USA
tour and how Hanna reintegrated into Irish political life on her return to Ireland.

The lecture is free and open to the public. As seating is limited, please reserve your seat at

Co-sponsored by:
Simon Fraser University’s Departments of Sociology and Anthropology; History; Gender, Sexuality
and Women’s Studies; Academic Women; the Centre for Policy, Culture and Communities; the Irish Women’s Network (Vancouver), and the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography.