The Irish Immigration Center in Boston is having its annual fundraising awards luncheon on November 20 at the Boston Copley Mariot Hotel. This ear’s winner of The Solas Award will be former president Bill Clinton for his tireless effort to bring peace to Ireland. It was his influence and intervention that proved vital in bringing about the Good Friday Agreement.
Senator Ted Kennedy will present the award.
Also on hand at this year’s event will be previous Solas Award winner and Irish America Business 100 honoree, John Cullinane.
The IIC oversees Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program, and has also helped those such as Sengil Inkiala from the Congo to obtain asylum and complete the immigration process. “Inky” is now a legal permanent resident of the U.S. and works at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. ♦