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(15 11 2018) Jerry Krase

On November 6th, the Democratic Party enjoyed its highest margin of victory ever among female voters in a midterm election. The result, as of November 13, the Democrats had a net...

Maestra Melina at 100: A Lace Maker in Calabria, Italy

(29 01 2018) Joan L Saverino

This is the story of a Calabrian 100 year old lace maker of local renown, her social legacy as a teacher in a small village near Gioia Tauro, and her niece’s own lace making...

“Women and the RC Church Misogyny, or Gynophobia? Take your Pick"

(06 06 2012) Jerry Krase

A small collection of conservative Roman Catholic Bishops are making it difficult for nuns and other Catholic women to do the work they have been called to do. The disarray in the...

Meet IAWA's Authors and Activists -- Fazio and Belfiglio -- Saturday, August 13

(31 07 2011) IAWA .

On Saturday, August 13, 2011, the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents two authors whose work reflects both their activism and artistry – internationally...

Fabricating Women’s Histories

(07 03 2009) Laura E. Ruberto

Italy’s construction and memory of International Women’s Day.

Breastfeeding Breasts!

(18 08 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

In honor of my two young children and World Breastfeeding Month, a few thoughts on the work of women’s breasts.

Mujeres Migrantes Italianas

(21 07 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

An exhibit in Argentina highlights the role Italian immigrant women in Buenos Aires played in the development of Argentina’s past and present.

Pippa Bacca, performance artist, is murdered during "Brides on Tour."

(17 04 2008) Joseph Sciorra

Italian performance artist Pippa Bacca, hitchhiking from Milan to Tel Aviv in a wedding dress as part of a performance piece promoting peace, was raped and killed in Turkey.

St. Joseph's Altar, Barese Style

(19 03 2008) Joseph Sciorra

Celebrating St. Joseph in Brooklyn and some thoughts on lived religion.

Bread and Roses or “Mimose”?

(08 03 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

Where has over 100 years of honoring women gotten us?

Cinema Piemonte on the Streets of San Francisco

(16 02 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

"Riso amaro" is screening in San Francisco soon, leading me to post about one of my favorite films.


(06 12 2007) Joseph Sciorra

First post.

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