It was a historic week in Rome and within Vatican City as a delegation of Italian American leaders met with government officials and Pope Francis to advance cultural and religious initiatives — and to set the stage for new economic opportunities — between the U.S. and Italy. The delegation, assembled by Judge Basil M. Russo — who leads The Conferen...

It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce that our Gilda has been chosen as this year’s Grand Marshal of the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade. The largest New Jersey parade celebrating Columbus! I will send the specifics for the Columbus dinner inaugurating Gilda Rorro as the Grand Marshal, along with the parade details. The dinner will o...

A note from COPOMIAO President Basil M. Russo: Starting with International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’ll honor women of Italian descent to spotlight their contributions, from culture and industry to philanthropy and activism. The inaugural Donna Distinta (Distinguished Woman) Award goes to an outstanding leader and social innovator, Dr. Gilda Ror...

Last year, 50 people attended this wonderful Zoom event. This year the Hunterdon County Chapter invites all the Chapters in Filitalia including those in Italy to join us Sunday February 20 on Zoom at 2 pm EST. RSVP here. Italia) for a musical performance A Valentine Serenade from an extraordinary Italian American woman a member of our Chapter here...

Date: 3/10/2021. Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Location: Virtual Via Zoom. Guests will receive the Zoom link upon registration. Please register here by Tuesday, March 9. Join your fellow alumni on Wednesday, March 10 for an eye-opening virtual book discussion featuring alumna and author, The Hon. Cav. Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D '62. During...

Dear friends, here in Italy we are in the middle of the second wave of covid, and the situation is not easy at all, as I explain every two days in the videos of We the ItaliaNews. Not all Italians have understood or accepted that it is not a 100 meters race, but a marathon, indeed a marathon hurdles: a discipline that does not exist in athletics be...

I am sure that none of the wonderful protagonists of the 242 interviews published so far will be offended if I write that this one you are about to read is a bit more particular than the others. The prestige of the guest that We the Italians has the honor to host in this interview is absolute, and his exceptionality is unanimously recognized: his s...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

Tossed into the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and beheaded in Waterbury, Conn., Christopher Columbus had a rough Independence Day. The fate of a Trenton statue honoring Genoa, Italy’s infamous explorer gets discussed on Monday as Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora hosts a 3 p.m. discussion at City Hall. Gusciora has invited several local community members for...

Dr. Mary Rorrro, the “Violin doc” who was previously interviewed by us, had the honor to perform several selections with her viola at the Governor’s Mansion Drumthwacket in Princeton, New Jersey, for the commemoration of the 244th birthday of the Marine Corps. The program included a wonderfully coordinated parade of the Color Guard, led by CWO Nick...