December 4 (Saturday) 12:00pm. This program will be a hybrid event (virtual and in-person). Author Gail Reitano will join live via Zoom from California and Author Patricia Dunn will be present at the Norwalk Public Library (1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850) in person. Books may be purchase at IAM Books. Contact: National Organization of Italian Amer...

The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) is delighted to announce the inaugural Scholars Recognition Award open to college/university faculty and graduate students, who are members of NOIAW.* Each year applicants will be invited to submit a paper on a designated theme. Applicants may be selected from one or more of NOIAW’s region...

Maria Tamburri, Chair of the National Organization of Italian American Women announced that Patricia “Pat” Tinto, a long-term Connecticut Region member, has been named President of NOIAW’s National Board of Directors. The daughter of Italian immigrants and first-generation college graduate, Pat has served as the President of NOIAW’s Connecticut Reg...

NOIAW’s Greater Washington, DC and Rhode Island Regions invite you to join us for an online presentation on the life and work of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), popularly known as “Mother Cabrini,” a determined Italian nun who together with seven other sisters founded a missionary order and at Pope Leo XIII’s request, traveled “not East, bu...

Monday, March 8th @ 6:00 PM (EST). Registration Fee: $10. Click Here to Register. Throughout history, midwives have played various roles –respected local matriarchs, mediators between medicine and the community, and women's rights advocates. Even now, the roles pile on as the lockdown baby boom ensues! Join the National Organization of Italian Amer...

Being an Italian American who holds passports for both countries, grew up in the U.S. and moved to Italy later in life, my thoughts on what it means to be Italian American have evolved over the years. Here is what being Italian American means to me today. Staying connected to my roots while forging ahead to chase my dreams. Our families left Italy...

The National Organization of Italian American Women wishes to congratulate Lorraine Grillo on her recent appointment, by Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, as New York City's Senior Advisor for Recovery. Lorraine was NOIAW's 2018 Annual Luncheon Honoree. She is transitioning to this role as "Recovery Czar" from her long-held positions serving a...

Join NOIAW DC for an interactive and exclusive Zoom discussion with Laura Morelli, author and art historian, about her captivating page-turner The Night Portrait, an award-winning historical novel. The Night Portrait is an exciting, dual-timeline historical novel about the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, Portrait of a...

NOIAW mourns the passing of Lois Scialo Ellis, who along with her sister Carol, was honored as a NOIAW Wise Woman at the very first Epiphany celebration in NOIAW's Rhode Island Region, in 2012. Lois was a beloved educator who touched the lives of thousands of students over her 34-year career teaching History and American Government at Rhode Island'...

NOIAW was delighted to discover that a recent newsletter issued by New York’s Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) featured two oil paintings, “Walking Distance” (above) and “Venice” (below) by NOIAW’s longstanding member Nancy Macina, the Italian American painter who curated the NOIAW artists’ exhibition, “Rinascimento Femminile,” in July of 2019...