Scava nelle pieghe della memoria della prima Grande Emigrazione degli italiani nel continente americano The Shameful Story | La Storia Vergognosa film documentario di Nella Condorelli, attualmente in lavorazione. Erano in maggioranza siciliani, quelli che partivano, un'epopea passata alla storia come il più grande movimento di popoli nell'Europa de...

La grande fuga continua. Gli italiani se ne vanno dal Belpaese, anno dopo anno, con un aumento di oltre il 15% nel solo ultimo anno. Non era difficile intuirlo, ma ora la scontata conferma viene dal dettagliatissimo Rapporto 2017 sugli Italiani nel mondo che, ormai da dodici anni, la Fondazione Migrantes – organismo pastorale della CEI, la Conferen...

October 31 (Tuesday) 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Sponsored by The College of Staten Island. Lecture Hall, Building 1P, 2800 Victory Blvd,, Staten Island. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: Maryann Feola 718-982-3640 maryann.feola@csi.cuny.edu This event will feature author Maria Laurino, whose works include the acclaimed PBS series, The Italian Amer...

Many Italians came from the economically-strapped Mezzogiorno: Sicilia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, and other southern regions of Italy. They scrimped to save the thirty dollars to book passage to L’America, dove le strade erano lastricate d’oro, where roads were paved in gold. As they prepared to leave, friends and family gathered in the piazz...

As controversy and debate rage over the statue of Columbus in NYC and the fate of Columbus Day generally, today might be a good moment for Italian Americans (and others) to ponder the dilemmas and paradoxes of Italian American history. In co-editing a new book, we have come to see Columbus as a prism through which much of Italian American history i...

When it comes to raising the ire of the American left over the imposition of western values on the indigenous peoples of North America, no one quite gets them going like Christopher Columbus. To them his arrival in the western hemisphere was the beginning of a long slide down a slippery slope into cultural oblivion inaugurated and perpetuated by d...

October is always a special month for area Italians as it observes Columbus Day. But this year, there are extra reasons to celebrate. This October marks the 25th anniversary of creation the Italian American Community Center in Gates. It was in 1993 that a group of civic-minded Italian Americans in the region came together and decided there should b...

African asylum seekers in Italy are becoming artists — and it's not only helping them cope with the trauma they've been through but also introducing their stories to the local community. In Europe's migration crisis, Italy is ground zero. More than 500,000 migrants have arrived, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, since 2014. Despite a smaller flow thi...

GO ART! is pleased to cosponsor this free presentation with the Oakfield Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Oakfield Community & Government Center. Michael Eula, Ph.D., Genesee County Historian, will speak on the history of Italians in Genesee County, a subject particularly interesting to the Oakfield community's history with t...

When members of Westerly’s extended Urso family gather next month for their first large-scale family reunion in four decades, they’ll pay tribute to the two people who made it all possible — their ancestors Natale Urso and Mariantonia Algiere. Natale, a farmer, was born in Acri, Italy, in December 1864. He was the youngest of Santo Urso and Santa A...