Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm
New Perspectives on Italian American History
Tenement Museum Shop, 108 Orchard Street at Delancey
Carnevale and Guglielmo will discuss their recent books on Italian immigrant history and discuss new directions in the field before inviting the audience to ask questions. Joanna Clapps Herman, co-author of Our Roots are Deep with Passion, will moderate.
Nancy Carnevale specializes in the history of immigration, race and ethnicity in the U.S. Her most recent book, A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 (University of Illinois Press, 2009) is an inquiry into the experience of language for Italian immigrants and their children. She is currently working on a comparative study of Italian American and African American relations in urban and suburban New Jersey. She is an Associate Professor of History at Montclair State University.
Jennifer Guglielmo specializes in the history of immigration, race, women, and labor in the United States, and is an Associate Professor of History at Smith College. Her recent book Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 (UNC Press, 2010) documents Italian immigrant women's commitment to revolutionary and transnational social movements, and explores how this activism diminished as they became white working-class Americans. She is currently translating and compiling Italian immigrant women's anarchist-feminist writing from the early twentieth century for her next publication, My Rebelious Heart.
Questions? contact Amanda Lydon, Tenement Talks director, at 212-431-0233 x259 or email@example.com
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September 22, 2010, NYC: BOOK LAUNCH PARTY for Jennifer Guglielmo's
2008 FESTA DELLA MADONNA NERA, NYC
THE FLAT EARTH: WheredaFFFhuck did New York go?
"Once named one of "200 Essential New Yorkers," (NY Times/Smithsonian
Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28* and July 3, 4**,
*@ Dixon Place* located on 258 Bowery, 2nd Floor, btwn. Houston and Prince
For advance tickets & information go to* www.dixonplace.org* OR contact
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Critical Histories: Towards a New Perspective on Italian Americans
Saturday, September 22, 2007
25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
* Donna R. Gabaccia, Immigration History Research Center, University of
"Do We Still Need Italian American Studies?"
In 1965, studies of immigration and of immigrant Italians were marginal to
* Maddalena Tirabassi, Centro Altreitalie sulle Migrazioni Italiane,
"Representing Migration: New Views from Italy"
The presentation will start with a brief introduction on how the
* David Aliano, The College of Mount Saint Vincent
* Marcella Bencivenni, Hostos Community College/CUNY
* Nancy Carnevale, Montclair State University
* Jennifer Guglielmo, Smith College
* Peter Vellon, Queens College/CUNY
This event is free.
For further information see our Web site www.qc.edu/calandra.
Building management requires people attending events after business hours to
The Calandra Institute is a university institute under the aegis of Queens
ITALIAN AMERICAN POETRY FESTIVAL!
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is pleased to announce
When Saturday April 14, 2007 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
This event is free and open to the public.
The following poets are scheduled to appear!
Come celebrate the publication of B Amore's An Italian American Odyssey, Life line - filo della vita: Through Ellis Island and Beyond * the literal and visual evocation of the Life line exhibit that took place at Ellis Island 2000-01
March 8th, 2007 * 6PM * Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NYU, 24 W. 12th Street, NY, NY, 10011; 212-998-8730
April 11th, 2007 * 7:00PM * Vermont Italian American Cultural Association, Fletcher Free Library, 235
May 11th, 2007 * 7:30PM * Dante Society of Boston, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139; 617-876-5160
May 23rd, 2007 * 7PM * Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 102 Dorset Street, Burlington, VT, 05403; 802-864-7505
For more info on the book see http://www.fordhampress.com/detail.html?session=6459025d1a5a3e0db35dc2de235d087f&id=9781577030461
OUR ROOTS ARE DEEP * NEW YORK READINGS
Our Roots Are Deep with Passion: Creative Nonfiction Collects New
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 12, 7:00 PM EST
Readers: Jim Vescovi, Joanna Clapps-Herman, Annie Lanzillotto, Edvige
Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 PM EST
Readers: Peter Selgin, Joanna Clapps-Herman, Annie Lanizillotto, Edvige
FESTA DELLA MADONNA!
Il Comitato per il Repristino della Festa della Madonna Nera cordially invites you to the Third Annual Festa in Honor of the Sicilian Black Madonna del Tindari Friday, September 8, 2006, 6PM at the former site of her devotion The Phoenix Bar 447 East 13th Street, off of Avenue A Manhattan.
For the past two years, we have met on September 8th, the feast day of La Madonna Nera del Tindari, at the Phoenix Bar. (Images from 2004 and 2005 can be found at http://italianrap.com/italam/folklore/madonna_nera.
Please bring a photograph and video camera this year if you like.) It has been an informal occasion to gather in community by sharing stories, poetry, and song, boogieing to the beat, kicking back with a drink or two, etc. It has been different things for different people: reclamation of a historical past, spiritual rejuvenation, a statement for justice and dignity, a night out on the town, all of that and more.
While celebrating the contemporary reclamation of the Black Madonna among Italian Americans and others, the revived festa recognizes the historic community and devotion. On September 8, 1905, immigrants from Patti (Messina), Sicily established the Il Comitato Pattese alla Vergine SS. del Tindari and celebrated their first festa in honor of La Madonna Nera in New York City. Eight years later, they opened a store front chapel/social club at 447 East 13th Street, that was in existence up until 1987. In 1998, the space was converted into the Phoenix Bar.
No Reservations Required. Just Show Up.
Come learn about the history of Italian American radicalism!! [Download brochure]
"One Big Union": The Idea, the Reality, the History
2005 marks one hundred years since the founding of the Industrial Workers of the World ("The Wobblies"), a profound event in American labor and radical history -- indeed in American history -- and a point from which it is possible to trace the fortunes and misfortunes of progressive and left politics in America for the rest of the century. This conference brings together scholars, actors, artists, and worker-activists, for dialogue and reflection on the following questions: What forces produced this extraordinary dream of a unified, indeed global movement of workers for radical social change--of bringing men and women across industries, cultures and languages into "One Big Union"? Who were these visionaries and what were their specific strategies? What were the movement's successes and failures? What events and counter-movements affected it? Where is it now? What is the history of the IWW in New Jersey? And what are the legacies and traditions of the IWW that matter for working people today? We hope that in answering these questions collectively we might better understand what light present and past shed on one another.
THERE WILL BE SEVERAL WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS ON ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S RADICAL ACTIVISM AND CULTURAL WORK.
WOMEN & FOOD 2005
On Friday, March 18, 2005, a baker's dozen of women poets from the Monterey Bay Region will offer up a pot luck feast exploring the theme of women's relationships and experiences with food, both real and metaphorical.
The March 18 reading will be held at 7:30, Lecture Forum 102 at Monterey Peninsula College , 980 Fremont Street, Monterey.
The bill of fare will include a one-evening-only art installation, "The Table of Life," featuring symbolic place settings made by the poets. An additional place will be set for audience participation.
Donations from this event will benefit the Monterey County Food Bank, http://www.food4hungry.org/ , 815 West Market Street, #5, Salinas, CA 93901, (831) 758-1523.
Creative Responses to Race, Violence and Community: A Call for Peace
Monday, November 14, 2005, 6-8pm
Join us for an evening of readings and performance, featuring writers,
Organized by Kym Ragusa (filmmaker/writer), Jennifer Guglielmo
For more information contact Letizia La Rosa at Casa Italiana
MALIA IN ITALIA! In June 2004 members of the Malia Collective -- including Edvige Giunta, Phyllis Capello, Kym Ragusa, Caterina Romeo, and Jennifer Guglielmo -- presented their work on Italian American oral histories together on two panels at the International Oral History Conference on Memory and Globalization in Rome. For more info see the full conference program.
Women's Poetry Jam & Women's Open Mike, Tuesday April 27th 7PM - 9PM, Feature Poets: Phyllis Capello (of Malia) & Mara Jebsen. Phyllis Capello will read from "Songs in the Life Cycle" (a chapbook of poems derived from her passion for mythology), and play a tune or two on her ukulele. Open mike - sign-up at 7 pm - 8 minute limit Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word. $3-$5 sliding scale donation. Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St. (between Staton & Rivington) 1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston, NYC 212-777-6028; firstname.lastname@example.org ; http://www.bluestockings.com/
Italian American and other working women on strike in Passiac, New Jersey's textile mills, 1926.
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 6pm ARE ITALIANS WHITE? BOOK READING, PRESENTATION & SIGNING Meet contributors Rosette Capotorto, Manifest, Gerald Meyer, Ronnie Mae Painter & Kym Ragusa at The Jersey City Museum, 350 Montgomery Street (corner of Monmouth) Call 201-413-0303 or www.jerseycitymuseum.org for more info. The reading is in conjunction with the current art exhibition by Peter Paone: The Italians. Books will be available through the Museum's store. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
CHANT DANCES: Join Malia Collective member Natalie Marrone and her dance company for an evening of dance based on Italian culture, March 11-13, 8pm at the Verne Riffe Center in Columbus, Ohio. For more information see The Dance Cure.
SONGS OF TRINACRIA TOUR HITS NEW YORK!
Acclaimed recording artist Michela Musolino will appear at New York's Satalla Temple of World Music on Wednesday, February 25, 2004.
Accompanied on acoustic guitar by the world-renowned Wilson Montuori, Michela will perform selections from her debut CD "Songs of Trinacria." The duo brings to life the vibrant and moving tales captured in centuries-old traditional Sicilian folk songs. Whether a soothing child's lullaby or a lively work tune heard echoing across hillside lemon groves, each song tells a story that is both unique in its heritage and yet universal in its message.
"Sicily's rich history and its music stem from the multi-cultural influences of Africa, Greece, and the Middle East. These songs are my way of helping to preserve that musical heritage," said Ms. Musolino.
Michela Musolino and Wilson Montuori will perform one show at 9:30 P.M. at Satalla, 37 West 26th Street, New York, NY.
Tickets are available at the door for $12.00. For directions to Satalla call 212-576-1155 or visit the website www.satalla.com
Michela's CD "Songs of Trinacria" is available at www.cdroots.com, www.cdbaby.com or www.towerrecords.com
January 28th, 7:30 pm
Annie Lanzillotto will be reading from her memoir manuscript "Divine Wind," a Bronx tomboy memoir, as part of The Dixon Place Veteran Series held at The Marquis at 356 Bowery in Manhattan next to Marions Restaurant. $10.00 at the door with guitar accompaniment by Wayne Lopes, co-founder of Cosmic Legends Improv. For more info visit www.dixonplace.org.
Adele Regina La Barre read her story "Homonculus," which will be published in the 30th anniversary issue of Black Warrior Review (due out in March), Tuesday December 30th at 7:00 PM at Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street (between Stanton & Rivington) in Manhattan.
Book Launch for ARE ITALIANS WHITE? HOW RACE IS MADE IN AMERICA, edited by Jennifer Guglielmo and Salvatore Salerno (Routledge, 2003), which includes essays by Kym Ragusa, Edvige Giunta, Louise DeSalvo, Ronnie Mae Painter, Rosette Capotorto, and many others, was a huge success.
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MALAFEMMINA: A CELEBRATION OF THE CINEMA BY ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMEN
In 2002 the Malia Collective helped to organize a commemoration rally to honor the 75th anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian-born anarchists sent to the electric chair on unsubstantiated criminal charges in Massachusetts in 1927. On Friday, August 23, 2002, over 500 people attended the rally in Union Square Park, New York City: http://www.anarco-nyc.net/old_news/sandv.html
2001 the Malia Collective joined Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimó
at New York University to celebrate International Women's Day with a
commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which took the lives
of 146 factory workers - mainly Italian and Jewish immigrant teenage
girls - on March 25, 1911: http://www.nyu.edu/publicaffairs/newsreleases/b_triangle.shtml