An Italian American Town Hall: Speaking Out: Respect is a Two-Way Street

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Thursday, October 24. 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Columbus Citizen's Foundation, 8 East 69th Street, Manhattan, NY. Contact: RSVP by calling 212-642-2094. Seating is limited and RSVP highly recommended. For further information, see: www.calandrainstitute.org

This "Town Hall" will deal with some of the more pressing issues Italian Americans must confront if we are to become part and parcel of the American socio-cultural fabric not as "assimilated" Americans but indeed as "Italian Americans." The overall challenge since the great wave of immigration more than 140 years ago has been to negotiate this inter-action between the two cultures.

This "Town Hall" promises to begin the conversation with the hopes that subsequent meetings will follow. The event planners include: Robert Agnoli, Fred Gardaphé and Basil Russo. In addition to the organizers, speakers will include: Donna Chirico, Mike Santo, Anthony Julian Tamburri, Angelo Vivolo. The event is organized by the Office of the Professor of Italian American Studies, Queens College, CUNY, and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

The following organizations have generously contributed to the event: The Italian Sons and Daughters of America, The Coccia Foundation, UNICO Brookhaven Chapter, the National Organization of Italian American Women, and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

SOURCE: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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