Archive for September, 2010

Former Italian American Congressman Frank J. Guarini, a leader in the Italian American community and an advocate for Italian language and culture, has pledged a $250,000 Challenge Grant to the National Italian American Foundations (NIAF) Advanced Placement (AP) Campaign.

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Fresh from its battle against the Italian American stereotyping on the MTV show “Jersey Shore” and the videogame Mafia II, UNICO, a national Italian American organization has launched yet another cyber campaign. This one is designed to get Congress to designate the month of October as National Italian and Italian American Heritage Month.

“UNICO National is calling on members of the Italian American delegation of Congress, and Congress as a whole, to establish the month of October as Italian and Italian American Heritage Month,” said UNICO National President Chris DiMattio. “Such efforts would help defuse unjust stereotyping, and make all Americans aware of the enormous contributions Italian Americans make to this country. It would also help educate many about how Italian culture enriches their lives, and makes them more aware of the greatness of our civilization and history.”

We hope so and salute UNICO for initiating this campaign!  Read UNICO’s press release.

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