Presentation of the book of the life and writings of Orienta Badia. Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 4:00 AM – 5:30 AM CET. Online event. This talk introduces participants to the extraordinary life of Orienta Badia-a second generation Italiana who possessed rare and pertinent talents that still remain so in 2022. She was born with the gift of dance and...

After being housed for several years at the School Institute of San Severino, the "Museo Casa dell’Emigrante Cilentano" (Museum House of the Cilentano Emigrant) has finally found its natural home, in a house in the old village of San Severino di Centola, a place symbolic of the abandonment of the Cilentan land by thousands and thousands of Cilento...

In the middle of the 19th century, hundreds of thousands of new Americans flooded into New York. They found homes in buildings like this one, on Orchard Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where the population density in some neighborhoods approached nearly a quarter-million people per square mile by the mid 1860s. Architecturally, 97 Orchard St...

Futani. It was a small town I’d never heard of, nearish some bigger towns whose names I may have recognized as the upper front ankle of Italy’s boot. The name conjured no images, not the grand arcades that come to mind when someone mentions nearby Sorrento, nor the alluring mythos of Napoli, nor the homes carved into the hillside that look like one...

After the pandemic kept her separated from family for more than a year, Teresa finally made the trek from her home in Arizona to her birthplace, the southern Colorado city of Pueblo. Teresa was eager not only to be reunited with loved ones but to finally be able to see the plaque that her cousin had sponsored in memory of their grandparents on Pueb...

Italy and Italians at the test of the global pandemic The Covid-19 epidemic has suspended all forms of mobility, including international migration. Preliminary estimates published in International Migration 2020 suggest a reduction of about two million people, but despite this, the number of international migrants worldwide reached 281 million in 2...

The City of Salerno, with the support of the Presidency of the Campania Region and Scabec, with the extraordinary collaboration of Ellis and Statue of Liberty Island Foundation, the Consulate General of Italy in New York and Slideworld, will implement the project SLIDEDOOR: The World Needs a Door. Beginning December 21, 2021 and ending June 21, 202...

Picture an Italian American family… Where are they gathered?  Are they around the table with a pot of coffee?  Or are they in the kitchen preparing a Sunday meal?  Perhaps they are in the basement pressing grapes or jarring tomatoes?  For most of us, scenes of the famiglia are also scenes of the home.  You’ve got to wonder… what is it exactly that...

The “Fleeing Mussolini — Italian-Jewish Refugees in the United States” video was released on Youtube by the Sousa Mendes Foundation (SMF) on November 28th. Opened by Olia Mattis, President of the SMF, and moderated by Natalia Indrina, director of the Centro Primo Levi (CPL), the video featured a short documentary film based on Gianna Pontecorboli’s...

By virtue of living in this great melting-pot country, that will never completely melt into a pot of homogeneity, we have the opportunity to learn about cultures and lifestyles that differ from our own. I see that as an exciting strength. But it also seems true that no matter what social, ethnic, religious, racial, or gender identity we belong to,...