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Friday, August 21, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm EDT. 75 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Meet. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru and the history about the birth of Reinassance in Firen...

After four entertaining episodes featuring the likes of Frank Catalanotto, Anthony Iapoce,Mike Napoli, John Franco, Lee Mazzilli, and L.J. Mazzilli, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Spaghetti & Baseballs Facebook Live Series present a very special episode number five with IABF Ambassador Bobby Valentine. Deeply committed to the growt...

"Il Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all’Estero esprime la propria profonda solidarietà e il totale sostegno a tutte le rappresentanze elette e alle associazioni delle comunità italiane e italo-discendenti negli Stati Uniti, colpite dagli atti di sfregio delle statue di Cristoforo Colombo, monumenti simbolo del contributo della nostra emigrazione...

Con immensa tristezza annunciamo la scomparsa del Professor Salvatore Rotella, avvenuta a New York la notte tra l’11 e il 12 agosto. Nato a Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Messina) nel 1934 e cresciuto ad Asmara, Eritrea, Rotella arrivò dall’Italia negli USA nel dicembre del 1951. Dopo la laurea alla CUNY, il PhD all’Università di Chicago e il ritorno...

They were one of the first American fraternal societies not to prohibit black membership in their constitution. During World War I, with the slogan “Everybody Welcome, Everything Free” atop their doors, they managed the only racially integrated facilities available to American troops, three decades before the U.S. military integrated its ranks. And...

Join us Sunday, August 23 at 11:30 a.m. CDT, for the first episode of Il Salotto degli Artisti. This exclusive monthly event offers a unique opportunity to take a peek into the life and studios of contemporary local artists in Florence. Learn More. Online Event - Registration is required. Free or with suggested donation to support our programming I...

At the onset of the American Revolution, Britain’s North American colonies sought political independence but remained culturally dependent upon Europe. Among the many vast contributions of Thomas Jefferson, one of the most celebrated Founding Fathers, was a continuing admiration and lifelong affinity for all things Italian. Jefferson believed the g...

August 18 at 7pm EDT, Presented by Toni McKeen. $10. Toni will discuss GianLorenzo Bernini's wide, varied body of work, including his many famous beautiful fountains, statues and busts, and of course his work in St. Peter's and the Vatican. Register here Toni is a lover of all things Italian and loves to share what she has learned from her studies,...

Undersecretary Scalfarotto expressed great satisfaction for the decision of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) not to add any additional duty to Italian products as part of the six-monthly review of the measures adopted in implementation of the WTO ruling on Airbus subsidies, providing for increases only for specific categories of goods...

As the discourse about the removal of monuments valourising white supremacist or colonial figures continues to evolve amid Black Lives Matter protests, US memorials to Christopher Columbus are at the centre of a curious debate between those who advocate for their destruction or removal and those calling for the monuments to be preserved. Among the...

The Commission for Social Justice is the anti-defamation arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. The commission has, throughout the years, engaged in a wide variety of activities geared towards accomplishing its twin goals of promoting a positive image of Italian Americans and maintaining a strong conviction in fighting bias, big...

In the fall of 1983, a handful of women ate Chinese takeout in a tiny Washington, D.C. apartment, half of them seated on folding chairs. Each of the fortune cookies had been threaded with customized slips that hinted at the real reason the women were there: to get the first woman nominated as vice president by a major party.  “You will win big in ’...