Former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and former US Congressman Joe Crowley will host an open online discussion on Uniting Ireland.

The "Uniting Ireland - The Role of Irish America" online event will be streamed across all Friends of Sinn Féin social media platforms. This discussion with moderated by Christine Kinealy, historian, author, and founding director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University. Already close to 700 people have expressed interest online. 

On Facebook, the event description is "The Good Friday Agreement provides a peaceful and democratic pathway. So what are the next steps? How do we deliver Irish Unity? What is the role of Irish America? How can you help?"

They also ask the audience to send questions in advance and log on on the night. 

Gerry Adams.

Gerry Adams.

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In a post on the Friends of Sinn Féin Facebook page, Gerry Adams wrote "Irish unity is now a winnable project. Together we can make it happen."

The discussion will be broadcast at 7.00pm (EST) on Thursday, June 4 on the Friends of Sinn Féin Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. People can comment and share their thoughts on those chat forums.

Sign up here for the event.

Former US Congressman Joe Crowley.

Former US Congressman Joe Crowley.

A Sinn Féin source told IrishCentral "We have received video endorsements from political leaders Chuck Schumer, Jim Walsh, Labor leaders Bernie Kelly, John Murphy, Terry O'Sullivan, and John Samuelson as well as the Cathy Staton from the Brehon Law society.

They added "The pathway is clear to discuss, to plan, and act to secure unity referendums within the next f years. This conference is another step in that process. We plan to do further online conferences throughout the year."

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