This edition: October Italian Heritage & Culture Month 2011Tweet
Original tape date: October 25, 2011.
First aired: October 26, 2011.
First on ITALICS we join the thousands of people lining Fifth Avenue celebrating Italian Heritage and Culture at the 67th Annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. The Annual Parade, sponsored by The Columbus Citizen’s Foundation, features 35,000 Marchers lead by Grand Marshall Joseph J. Plumeri, Philanthropist & Business Executive. We’ll join the Italics Cameras Crews from all over 5th Avenue as they document all the color, action, marching bands and Dean Anthony J. Tamburri and as he talks with Italian and Italian American Political, Business and Community Leaders along with other well known Celebrities.
Next on ITALICS, we’ll go to a symposium entitled, “Italian American Mental Health : Research and Praxis”, held recently at the Calandra Institute. The Symposium was the second in a series exclusively developed by the Professional Counselors at the Calandra Institute.There is an increasing recognition that self-identification with regard to race and ethnicity exerts a critical influence on psychological development both in the pathways seen as available to the individual and the choices made as a result. Italian Americans face an unusual challenge in their ability to decipher these identity codes because of their muddled historical racial/ethnic categorization. It is further the case that systematic discrediting of the chosen identity matrix can have a devastating effect on identity development and psychological well being. The implications of these factors on emergent identity and the need for identity validation will be discussed. A Panel of Three Clinicia ns will examine their psychotherapeutic work with three different Italian American clients. Associate Professor Donna Chirico of York College/ CUNY presents the Keynote presentation; “The Importance of Self-Identification in a Multi-Ethnic Social Environment.”
Hon. Peter Abbate Treasurer, New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators
Dominick Carielli Calandra Inst./Queens College/CUNY
Donna M. Chirico, Ph.D. Keynote Speaker, York College/CUNY
Hon. Mario Cuomo Former Governor , State of New York
Hon. Bill DiBlasio Public Advocate New York City
Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli New York State Comptroller
Frank G. Fusaro President, Columbus Citizen’s Foundation
Joseph Grosso Calandra Inst./Queens College/CUNY
Cav. Vincenzo Marra President & Founder, Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance/ILICA
Christie Mattio President Emeritus, UNICO
Hon. Natalia Quintavalle Consul General of Italy to New York
Hon. Diane Savino New York State Senator( D-23rd SD)
Hon. Charles E. Schumer United States Senator (D-NY).
Cav. Uff. Joseph Sciame President/Chairman, Italian Heritage and Culture Month Committee
Louis Tallerini Chairman, Columbus Citizen’s Foundation
Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean and Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Ph.D. Anthony F. Tasso Fairleigh Dickinson University
Hon. Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata The Ambassador of Italy to The United States
MA Jennifer L. Tursi Trinitas Regional Medical Center