The Center for Migration Studies of New York is a think tank and educational institute devoted to the study of international migration, the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, and newcomers.  They have a huge archive documenting...

Murals celebrating immigrants past and present are cropping up in Boston neighborhoods as part of the city's take on the national "To Immigrants With Love" campaign. The murals, which began cropping up this summer, juxtapose real life Boston immigrants from past generations with more recent newcomers.  One mural features a Russian couple who founde...

The Bronx Italian American History Initiative (BIAHI) is a new oral history project established by researchers at Fordham University in 2016.  Our goal is to capture the personal narratives of Italian and Italian Americans in an online archive that documents the Bronx neighborhoods where they settled, lived and worked throughout the 20th century. ...

Christian R. Greco found the earliest known photographs of his family by accident. In the wake of President Trump’s decision to walk back some protections for young undocumented immigrants, the historian and legal activist couldn’t help but think about his own family’s immigration experience and his father’s journey to New York from Italy in Octobe...

La storia di Annalisa, Expat dal Veneto a New York  la conoscono in molti. La sua solarità in primis e la sua costante presenza sulle piattaforme social in cui racconta le proprie avventure nella Grande Mela hanno conquistato numerosissimi fan. Ma oltre l’entusiasmo per la sua vita, l’autrice racconta la difficoltà, il dolore della perdita, il sens...

Ciao from Rome, and (in a few days) Happy Thanksgiving! It has been a very intense month for us at We the Italians. First of all, we celebrated Veterans Day with the interview to Anthony Ficarri, the new President of Italian American War Veterans: the interview is also on this November issueof our magazine. On October 17th, in Rome, we attended the...

Growing up as an Italian-American in New York during the early 1950s was at times a challenging experience. First of all, WHO are we and WHY do we act out our life’s drama as we do? Ponder the fact that there may be unwritten rules and norms, handed down to us from native Italians, which when confronted by the American scene dictate Italian Americ...

Many could not write or read English, but that did not stop them from assimilating in small-town America and applying their skills to help build some of the grand estates in Millbrook. The story of these Italian immigrants is the subject of a new documentary, "Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”), which will premiere this weekend...

Nella Sala stampa della Camera dei Deputati si è tenuta la conferenza dal titolo “Italiani nel mondo potenziali turisti. Quali potenzialità nel turismo di ritorno?organizzata dall’Asmef ed introdotta dall’on. Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero – Ripartizione Nord e Centro America. Nel suo saluto introduttivo a tale c...

Parlare di ospitalità non è semplice. E non da oggi. Le conflittualità relative a questo termine, così accogliente e ostile allo stesso tempo, e a tutto ciò che ne consegue, si trovano fin dall’etimologia stessa della parola. Fin dall’origine. Perché ospitalità deriva dal latino hospes, che a sua volta condivide la radice con hostis. E può essere i...