This edition: May 2009Tweet
Original tape date: May 9, 2009.
A.) First on ITALICS, we’ll join the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators as they hold their annual Weekend Conference at the State Capital in Albany, N.Y. NYCIASL is a Bi-Partisan group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of their shared Italian American heritage throughout New York State. The Legislator’s Conference employs its annual weekend meeting to meet and work closely with local Italian American groups and organizations, and to help them to create and define an agenda to effectively further shared community goals. The Weekend Conference consists of workshops, panels, lectures, Film and other Artistic presentations, Plenary Sessions and Scholarship Presentations to deserving and qualified young students. The Weekend traditionally culminates Monday evening with the “Festa Italiana,” the Capital Region’s largest “Street Fair”, held at the Troy Italian American Community Center in nearby Troy, N.Y.
B.) Next ITALICS goes to a special lecture by the Honorable Guilio Terzi di Sant’Agata, Italian Ambassador to The United Nations. Ambassador Terzi di Sant’Agata’s lecture, “Responsibility to Protect-Toward a more compassionate International action. Italy’s past, present, and future role”, was presented to an invited audience at The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, at Montclair State University, in New Jersey. .
C.) Then ITALICS joins the North East Conference of Teachers of Foreign Languages at their annual meeting, recently held here in New York City. NECTFL is dedicated to the belief that all Americans should have the opportunity to learn and use English and one OTHER foreign language.
Richard Alba Professor, SUNY/Albany
Mary Jo Bona Professor, Stony Brook University/SUNY
Joseph Bruno Senator, New York State
Peter Cardelli NY State Senator
Ilaria Costa Executive Director, IACE
RoAnn Destito NY State Assemblywoman
Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli New York State Comptroller
Fred Gardaphé Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies, Queens College/CUNY
B. Thomas Golisano President, Paychex
Lucia Grillo Italics Correspondent
Lucrezia Lindia President, AATI NY Chapter
Renato Miracco Executive Director, Italian Cultural Inst-NYC
Dr. Berardo Paradiso President, IACE
Hon. Mark Schroeder NY State Assemblyman, NYCIASL
Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean and Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Hon. Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata Permanent Representative of Italy to The United Nations
Robert Viscusi Director/Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, Broeklundian Professor, Brooklyn College