IAP 069: “Italian American Women intrinsically feel a sense of their own power” – Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey on the origins of the National Organization of Italian American Women

Sep 05, 2018 262

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey, one of the founders and the first president of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW). She discusses the role of Italian American women before, during, and after the feminist movement, as well as her own journey straying from then returning to embracing her heritage.

In the story segment, Dolores reads a segment from Dr. Sirey’s incredible research booklet, “Ethnotherapy: An exploration of Italian-American identity”

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SOURCE: http://italianamericanexperience.com

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