We The Italians | What's up with WTI: Editorial # 97

What's up with WTI: Editorial # 97

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 presentation of the "Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2017". Published by Fondazione Migrantes, under the amazing supervision of our friend Delfina Licata, this is the most important report about Italians abroad, a must-see for all of us who are interested in Italian emigration.

On October 23rd we went to Palermo, Sicily, for the presentation of Gustoso, the Sicilian Food excellence network. We the Italians is media partner with this wonderful project, which will start to bring authentic Sicilian food and wine to the US from 2018. Stay tuned, you'll be hearing about this again.

On November 4th we were in Washington, DC for the NIAF 2017 Gala. Many friends were there with us, again Sicily was protagonist as Region of Honor. We are very happy to be able to celebrate NIAF, this year We the Italians and I particularly would like to salute John Viola as he's ending his term as NIAF President: John is a friend, a smart man, a great leader, and the future is his. We expect great things for him, while of course we'll be soon welcoming his successor as NIAF President. John is one of the best resources the Italian American community has, from this column comes a big "Thank you" for what he's done and will do for the Italian Americans and for the relationship between Italy and the US. Grazie, amico mio!!

Last but not least, back to Rome on November 6th We the Italians had the honor of representing the Italian American community at Centro Studi Americani, which for the occasion became a true stargate to the US. Fifty students from all over Italy gathered there for a very interesting digital project from Accademia+ called "Campus Jedi", and listened to our lecture about how great, important and excellent is the community of our fellow Italians who were born and live in the US, and how fundamental has been their contribution for the growth of the American society, economy and leadership.

Please remember that the We the Italians 2016 yearbook is available: with all the interviews done, both in English and Italian, in 2016. It is a useful tool to know more about Italy and the US and also to learn or refresh the knowledge of our wonderful Italian language. It can be bought and/or donated here.

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That’s all for now. So stay tuned, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. The future’s so bright, we gotta wear shades!