Hofstra University gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Long Island Regional Chapter of the Italian American Studies Association and the Association of Italian American Educator, Cav. Josephine Maietta, president.
All events are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated. Advance registration is requested.
Reservations will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.
FROM ELLIS ISLAND TO YANKEE STADIUM:
ITALIAN AMERICAN IMMIGRATION,FAMILIES AND SPORT
Tuesday, March 7,7 p.m.
DiDonato and Puzo Classics: La Famiglia, From Cities to Suburbs
Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.
Generations: From Immigrant to Second, Third, Fourth — and Beyond "Salad Bowl" to "Melting Pot"
Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
How the "Low" People Moved Up: Sports as Pathways to Wealth, Celebrity (Respect?)
Speaker for all three lectures: Michael D'Innocenzo, distinguished professor emeritus, Hofstra University.
Professor D'Innocenzo was named the Eugene Asher National Distinguished Teacher by the American Historical Association in 2008. Growing up in an immigrant enclave (13 people sharing his home), he went on to attend Columbia University and was named a Danforth Scholar and an Edward John Noble Leadership Fellow. He came to Hofstra in 1960 and developed the University's first course on immigration history, which led to the book American Immigration and Ethnicity: "Melting Pot" or "Salad Bowl"? (which he co-edited). Location for all lectures: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center and supported, in part, by the Association of Italian American Educators.
For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669, M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.LECTURE SERIES DIRECTOR
Professor of History
Hofstra Cultural Center Fellow
Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies
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