VCC Salutes Italian Americans

In the Gallery:
In the Voices & Choices Center, we have a wonderful display of Italian handcrafted ceramics, wood, and lace from Professor Emeritus, Angela Scanzello’s collection. She also includes her delightful short story, Little Angela’s Picnic: A Glimpse into Italo-American Life, 1943, written in her perceptive six-year-old voice about what she notices while she and her family make regular Sunday visits to Maryland to picnic with Italian prisoners of war (WWII). Her collection of postage stamps taken from envelopes were given as gifts from two of the prisoners as a thank you for the visits and baskets of food and other items.

Speakers on Monday, Sept. 26th:
1:00p.m.: I Wouldn’t Die – Franco Antonetti (Rohrbach Library)
Antonetti, an Italian immigrant to the United States, will discuss his animated and intrepidly enterprising life as presented in his new book I Wouldn’t Die.
2:00p.m.: Prisoners Among Us – Angela Scanzello (Rohrbach Library)
KU Professor Emeritus, Angela Scanzello will lead a discussion on Italian-American detention during WWII
3:00p.m.: Thread of Life – B. Amore (Alumni Auditorium, SUB)
Italian-American artist and sculptor B. Amore will present a program focusing on a woman’s view of immigration to the United States.

For more information please contact Professor Michael Weber or go to: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/weber/italian/Special-Event.htm

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