Italian American Future Leaders Conference a Bellwether of Cultural Progress

Jan 16, 2023 369

The precedent-setting IAFL Conference — sponsored by COPOMIAO — has reached its midpoint, and COPOMIAO VP John Viola is setting the stage for a new wave of leaders to uphold our heritage, elevate our culture and promote our history — starting with Columbus. View the IAFL social media slideshow here.

Conference organizers were struck by the impassioned and highly insightful remarks by delegates that mirrored the viewpoints of elder generations concerning the importance of ancestry and traditions, and the negative effects of pervasive stereotypes. Hollywood directors Joe and Anthony Russo highlighted how their Italian American upbringing played a critical role in shaping their lives and careers. 

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SOURCE: https://copomiao.org

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