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A Voice for Change: The Story of the Unstoppable Ann Uccello

As Connecticut’s first female mayor, Ann Uccello — who just turned 100 — worked with constituents, allies and opponents to bridge divides and move America forward in the 1960s and ’70s. A note from Basil M. Russo, who leads The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO): Each month, we honor a woman of ItalianContinue reading “A Voice for Change: The Story of the Unstoppable Ann Uccello”

Italian American Leaders Meet With Pope Francis and Government Officials to Reaffirm Our Community’s Religious and Cultural Ties to Italy

ROME, Italy — It was a historic week in Rome and within Vatican City as a delegation of Italian American leaders met with government officials and Pope Francis to advance cultural and religious initiatives — and to set the stage for new economic opportunities — between the U.S. and Italy. The delegation, assembled by Judge Basil M. Russo — who leads The ConferenceContinue reading “Italian American Leaders Meet With Pope Francis and Government Officials to Reaffirm Our Community’s Religious and Cultural Ties to Italy”

SPECIAL REPORT: Italian American Delegation to Meet with Rome’s Top Leaders

A 32-person Italian American delegation, led by COPOMIAO President Basil M. Russo, will visit Rome to meet with Italy’s leaders, dignitaries, and Vatican officials. By Truby Chiaviello, PRIMO Magazine  COPOMIAO President Basil M. Russo continues to defy expectations as he unifies the Italian American community to preserve our heritage, history and culture. For two years now, Russo hasContinue reading “SPECIAL REPORT: Italian American Delegation to Meet with Rome’s Top Leaders”

Marianna Gatto Tells It Like It Is — and How It Was

A note from COPOMIAO President Basil M. Russo:  Each month, we’ll honor a woman of Italian descent to spotlight their contributions, from culture and industry to philanthropy and activism. April’s Donna Distinta Award goes to Marianna Gatto, a museum curator, historian, intellectual and author who is unifying Italian America through high-concept exhibits, viral content and eye-opening research — much of which focuses on our people’sContinue reading “Marianna Gatto Tells It Like It Is — and How It Was”

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