Colum McCann and Diane Foley

American Mother


$30–40 (inclusive of fees)

Wed, Mar 6, 2024




Irish Arts Center
726 11th Avenue
Hell's Kitchen, NYC


Colum McCann and Diane Foley join us in conversation with moderator Budd Mishkin, following the release of American Mother, the story of Diane Foley, whose son Jim, a freelance journalist, was held captive by ISIS before being beheaded in the Syrian desert—the video shared online for all the world to see. In American Mother, Diane’s voice is channeled into searing reality by National Book Award winning author Colum McCann, who brings us on a journey of strength, resilience, and radical empathy.

Each ticket purchase includes a copy of American Mother.

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