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Monthly Zoom Webinars for Fall 2021

November 30 @ 11 AM EST
Margherita Ganeri presents "Relocating Calabria. Umbertina, Serafina and Stella Fortuna from Return Journey to Multiple Crossing"

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Thursday, December 2 @ 6 PM EST
"In Defense of 'Fake Italians': A Presentation and Reading by Marc DiPaolo

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53rd Annual Conference: November 11, 2021 – November 13


IASA Statement on Anti-Racism and Solidarity

The Italian American Studies Association  (IASA) mourns the death of George Floyd and the many who have lost their lives to police brutality before him.

IASA deplores and condemns the racial terror and violence that shape the lives of black and brown people and other marginalized communities in the United States, Italy, and around the world.

As scholars focused on the history and culture of Italians in the United States, we recognize that over the course of many decades Italian Americans have worked to overcome widespread anti-Italian discrimination and have come to enjoy the rights and privileges of being seen as white in America. Therefore, IASA values the contributions of all racial, ethnic, and religious groups to American society, and IASA stands in solidarity with social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter, aimed at dismantling systemic racism that continues to hinder communities, criminal justice systems, educational institutions, places of employment, healthcare organizations, and housing practices in our country. Finally, IASA encourages members to support the right to peaceful assembly enshrined in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

In our roles as educators, researchers, and artists, we commit to vigorous and wholehearted participation in our democracy, both inside and outside of the classroom, and we stand with those who are demanding meaningful change.

This statement affirms our commitment to anti-racist practices in our work and interactions and our pledge to use our skills and resources to actively eliminate racism and advance the production of knowledge for social justice.

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April 27 Webinar

April 9 Webinar

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February Webinar

January Webinar

November 30

October 7

September 16

September 4

August 12, 2021

December 18 Webinar

December 4 Webinar

November 19 Webinar

November 6 Webinar

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July Webinar