IAP 38: Fred Gardaphé on the importance of educating Italian Americans

Apr 18, 2017 222

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Fred Gardaphé, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Fred lost his father, grandfather, as well as his godfather to violence at a very early age and tells us the story of how that lead him to not only become a professor, but to become passionate about educating Italian Americans.

In our Stories Segment, Dolores talks to Christian Piazza, director and producer of Waiting, a documentary that features three Italian Immigrants in New York.  It’s a tale about second chances and giving up old habits to thrive in a new cultural environment.

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SOURCE: http://italianamericanexperience.com

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