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GFA @ 25: Mural Rededication

Event date/time: 

Monday, April 10, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Campus Center Lower Level @ the mural

The Good Friday Agreement @ 25

Art of Conflict Transformation Spring 2023 Event Series
Celebrating & critically examining the historic British/Irish peace accord

Please register for in-person catering count AND for attending via zoom
In-person & Zoom registration


Dr. Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Amherst (bio) 
Danny Devenny, muralist and former Irish Republican Army prisoner (bio) 
Mark Ervine, British loyalist muralist (bio) 
Dr. Leah Wing, faculty, Legal Studies Program, Department of Political Science (bio)

A celebration of the mural commissioned by UMass as part of peacebuilding efforts to highlight the power of art in conflict transformation. 

The mural was painted in 2010 by members of the UMass community and two of the leading muralists during the North/Northern Ireland conflict and transition to peace: Danny Devenny, an ex-Irish Republican Army political prisoner and Mark Ervine, British loyalist, whose father served in the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force and was a negotiator on their behalf for the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. 

For more information, see event webpage



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