Historic National Summit Will Launch Italian American Heritage Month

The 3rd National Italian American Summit meeting (NIAS 3), organized by the Conference of Presidents, will be held Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. EST on Zoom. During NIAS 3, we will: Share and promote your Italian American Heritage Month initiatives. Unveil a new strategy to win the Columbus battle, while looking at the latest localContinue reading “Historic National Summit Will Launch Italian American Heritage Month”

Yet Another Win for Pro-Columbus Movement in Philadelphia

The tide is turning as anti-Columbus groups and leaders struggle to defend their actions in court.  In June 2020, during the height of civil unrest over police brutality, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation workers at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia boarded up the bottom of the Christopher Columbus monument, concealing the navigator’s name. The DRWC, which maintains the monument, said atContinue reading “Yet Another Win for Pro-Columbus Movement in Philadelphia”

COLLABORATIVE OUTPOURING ADDRESSES CULTURAL INITIATIVES ON SEVERAL FRONTS

Hundreds of volunteers are working with 6 committees developed by the Conference of Presidents to preserve and promote our heritage and history.  The progress is comprehensive, and we’re proud to say that national collaboration is at an all-time high!  Here’s the latest (click here and see attachments for more details): Save Columbus CommitteeOutreach efforts launched toContinue reading “COLLABORATIVE OUTPOURING ADDRESSES CULTURAL INITIATIVES ON SEVERAL FRONTS”

Philadelphia’s Columbus Statue Saved by Italian American Community

Mayor faces separate lawsuit that seeks to reestablish Columbus Day in Philly Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick this week issued a ruling slamming the City of Philadelphia for its attempt to remove the Columbus Statue from Marconi Plaza.  “It is baffling to this court as to how the City of Philadelphia wants toContinue reading “Philadelphia’s Columbus Statue Saved by Italian American Community”