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IAWA Features Two Edgy Characters: Robert Agnoli and Thomas Fucaloro Sat., Nov. 14 at Cornelia St. Cafe


The Italian American Writers Association will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday...

Tales of Two Cities

George De Stefano

Naples' Mayor Luigi de Magistris talks about immigration and the ties between his city and New York

Italians Migrations in the Art of Joseph and William Papaleo

Mila Tenaglia

On April 8th, the Westchester Italian Cultural Center will welcome Fred Gardaphe, Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies John D. Calandra Italian American...

Race, Racism, and Italianità

George De Stefano

Historian Peter Vellon's new book documents how the Italian immigrant press "constructed" Italian Americans

Family Drama. What Happens When There is Mental Un-Wellness

George De Stefano

An Off-Broadway revival of Joseph Pintauro's play Snow Orchid inspires a conversation about mental health and immigration at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in...

Low Turnout, High League Vote Mark Regional Elections

Judith Harris

It was night in Rome’s down-market suburb of Infernetto, and to show that immigrants are unwelcome there, rightwingers fashioned gruesome mannequins clothed all in white, and...

Italy, EU Agree on Sea Rescue Mission

Judith Harris

After Italian sea rescues of almost 72,000 immigrants and its hosting of over 109,000 so far this year, at a cost of almost $12 million a month, the European Union is finally...

Milan Residents Vs. Immigrants: “Patrols for Legality”

Giulia Madron

Residents and business owners plan to start patrols in the area of Porta Venezia to fight degradation of the neighborhood due to the increasing concentration of immigrants who...

Italoamericana: Writing for a Cause

Anthony Julian Tamburri

At a time when Italy has transformed itself into a country of arrival, dealing with the issues of social misunderstanding and bigotry that accompany immigration, this anthology...

Back to The Roots: Italian American Identities in the US

Giulia Madron

The Calandra Italian American Institute, in collaboration with ILICA, organized an insightful panel discussion on Italian American identity: “The New Generation of Americans of...

As Immigrants Arrive, Reception Centers Share Despair

Judith Harris

Both the daily horde of exhausted, hungry immigrants landing on the shores of Sicily and those who tend to them after their arrival are in despair. Even before this week some...

Finding the Mother Lode. Documenting Italian Historical Success

Giulia Madron

Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien presented their new documentary, “Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California,” at the Calandra Italian American Institute of...

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