Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, a leader of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland since the 1970s, lectured in the Chapel after a presentation of her documentary film Off Our Knees (1988).  A former Member of Parliament, McAliskey spoke in support of the rights of political prisoners in Northern Ireland and against Britain’s shoot-to-kill policy there. “Americans could take a leading role in bringing Irish Nationalists and the British government to the bargaining table,” McAliskey said, urging her audience to pressure the Bush administration to “bring the two sides together.”     The Poughkeepsie Journal