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The 1980 Third Biennial NIAF Tribute Dinner will be the biggest and the best yet! That is the goal of a distinguished dinner committee chaired by Arthur Decio and of N1AF Chairman Jeno F. Paulucd and President John A. Volpe. Approximately 3,000 persons f~om around the nation are expected to attend the gala affair which will be held Sept. 13 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Aiello, Barbara
Aiello, Stephen
Bellino, Thomas T.
Bonanno, Alfred W.
Carter, James Earl "Jimmy", Jr. (U.S. President (D), 1977-1981)
Caruso, Nancy
Catucci, Henry
Coll, Jerome
Conte, Frederic A.
Conte, Frederick
Creedon, Michael
Crepeau, Ingrid
Cuneo, Ernest
Cuomo, Mario Matthew (NY Governor (D) 1983-95)
Curreri, Anthony
Decio, Arthur
Deluca, John
Devita, Vincent T.
Devita, Vincent T., Jr.
Dipietro, Robert
Duffey, Joseph
Famiglietti, Gene
Ferraro, Geraldine
Flood, Dan
Fonda, Henry (movie star)
Gardner, Richard N.
Gatto, Rose
Georgi, Robert
Giaimo, Robert N.
Giannini, Margaret
Gomez, Joel
Green, Rose B.
Green, Rose Basile
Henry, Patrick
Jefferson, Thomas (3rd president of United States, 1801-1809)
Koeller, Alessandra
Marchione, Margherita
Marie, Anna
Mazzei, Philip
Mele, Mario
Miceli, Augusta
Musto, Ray
Pellegrino, Edmund
Rinaldo, Matthew
Rodino, Peter
Rolle, Andrew
Rosa, Lady
Sammartino, Peter
Simonetti, Gilbert
Ventura, Joseph T.
Volpe, John A.
Weber, Mercedes
Wilmeth, Maria
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Labor Union
American Express
Army
Bureau of the Census
Catholic University of America
CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System)
Chamber of Commerce
College of New Rochelle
Defense Department (DOD)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Federal Judicial Center
Hercules
House of Representatives
Knights of Columbus
Louisiana State University
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Occidental College
Price Waterhouse (Accounting firm)
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RICAN FOUNDATION, INC. Volume 4, Number 5, June 1980 Tribute Dinner to Honor Giaimo, Fonda, Georgine, Giannini, Pellegrino and Volpe The 1980 Third Biennial NIAF Trib- ute Dinner will be the biggest and the best yet! That is the goal of a distinguished dinner committee chaired by Arthur Decio and of N1AF Chairman Jeno F. Paulucd and President John A. Volpe. Approximately 3,000 persons f~om around the nation are expected to attend the gala affair which will be held Sept. 13 at the Washington Hil- ton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The dinner will climax the Second Annual N[AF International Conference tak- ing place Sept. 11-13. The highlight of the dinner will be the presentation of NIAF Distin- guished Achievement Awards to: Honorable Robert N. Giaimo (D. Conn.), re~idng member of Congress; for service in the field of Government. As Chairman of the House Budget Committee for the past four years, Giaimo has earned an enviable record as one of the most effective and im- portant members of the House of Representatives; Henry Fonda, Performing Arts. In- ternationally recognized as one of the most distinguished actors in Ameri- can stage and film history, Fonda t~uly is a living legend; Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, President of The Catholic University of Amer- ica; Education. Currently heading one of the most prestigious universities in America, Dr. Pellegrino is a prom- inent national leader in the fields of education and medicine. Robert Georgine, President, Build- ing and Construction Trades Union, AFL-CIO; Labor. Director of one of the largest and most important unions in the AFL-CIO, Mr. Georgine is in the highest ranks of American labor leaders; Dr. Margaret Giannini, Director of the National Institute on Handi- capped Research; Science and Medi- (Continued on page 4) Hon. Robert N. Giaimo Henry Fonda Robert Georgi~e Dr. Margaret Giannini Dr. Edmund Pellegrino Hon. John A. Volpe International Conference Theme and Speakers "Italian Americans: Our Contri- butions in the 1980's---Destroying the Myths of the Past for the Realities of Today and the Dreams of Tomor- row." That's the theme of the Second Annual NIAF International Confer- ence. Following up on the work of the first conference held in May, 1979, it will explore what has happened since that time--both the good and the bad---and what must be done in the future. A national conference comnfittee chaired by Henry Catucci with Anna Marie Castelluci as co-chai~voman has established major themes for the con- ference and enlisted the participation of a distinguished list of individuals from the United States, Italy, The Organization of American States, and Canada to serve as conference mod- erators and participants. Conference forums will be held on the following major topics: public im- age, political action, international re- lations, trade and commerce, educa- tion, culture and humanities, busi- ness and employment, family and the aged. Catucci and Castelluci noted that (Continued on page 8) Ti18321191
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From Around Frank J. Polozola The Senate recently confirmed Frank J. Polozola as United States District Judge for the Middle District of Lou- isiana. Polozola has been a United States Magistrate for the Middle District. He was born and still resides in Baton Rouge. He attended Louisiana State University as an undergraduate in Business Administration and as a graduate in Law, finishing in 1965. Since then, Polozola has been in- volved in numerous civic, fraternal, religious and professional groups such as the Catholic Youth Organization, the Knights of Columbus and the National Council of the United States Magistrates. He remains a Special Lecturer at LSU's and Southern Uni- versity's law schools and is a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Cen- ter in Washington, D.C. which has hosted seminars for full-time United States Magistrates. Polozola became a full-time U.S. Magistrate in 1973. Congressman Ray Musto of Penna., elected in April to fill the unexpired term of Congressman Dan Flood, has been named to the House Committee on Education and Labor .... The Rev. Nicholas A. Maestrini will celebrate his 50th anniversary in the priesthood on September 20, 1980• Father Maestrini was ordained in Pe- rugia, Italy, and has served in Eu- rope, Asia, and North America. He 2--WASHINGTON NEWSLET£ER he Nation, served as a missionary in China and Japan from 1931 to 1951 before being stationed in Detroit, Michigan. He is currently serving in Tequesta, Flor- ida. Professor Andrew Rolle of Occi- dental College in Los Angeles "has added another volume to the distin- guished list of books he has written. His book "The Italian Americans: Troubled Roots" has been published by Macmillan Publishing Company. Mario Cuomo, Lieutenant-Gover- nor of New York, has been appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council .... American Express has opened a new company in Milan called American Express Leasing Corporation. Valerio Francini is director of the Milan op- eration. President of the enormously successful American Express Card Division is Aldo papone .... Mario Mele of Philadelphia, a dis- tinguished business executive and in- fluential civic leader, has been con- firmed by the State Senate as a member of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board .... Gene Famiglietti, long time re- porter and editor for the ARMY TIMES, died May 26 .... The Italian Council of Ministers has passed a bill authorizing a stamp to be issued in Italy this year com- memorating the birth of Philip Mazzei .... The House Judiciary Committee has passed a resolution congratulating the Order of the Sons of Italy in America on their seventy-fifth anniversary and proclaiming June 22, 1980, as "Na- tional Italian-American Day .... "" A conference on "Education and the Elderly: The Role of the Local Church/Synago.gue" will be held by the Center on Aging of the Catholic University of America in Arlington, Virginia, on August 17-19. The focus of the conference will be on the potential of the local church or synagogue to act as an educational resource center for elderly persons. Conference fee is $80 which in- cludes two lunches, one dinner, and conference materials. Checks should be made payable to NCEE and mailed to Center on Aging, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064. For further information, contact Dr. Michael Creedon at 202 "635-5483. Dr. Rose B. Gree~ Dr. Rose B. Green Receives Ursula Laurus Citation At a Special Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with Alumnae College at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York, on Saturday, May 31, Rose Basile Green, Ph.D., was awarded The Ursula Laurus Citation "in recognition of distinguished ser- vice to the College of New Rochelle in furthering the high ideals and the rich traditions of Ursuline educa- tion." A recipient of numerous awards for her literary, educational, and civic accomplishments, Dr. Green was a founding officer of NIAF. She is now serving as the Foundation's Vice- President of Region 2, concomitant with having been the Secretary of the Board of Directors and member of its Executive Committee. T!18321192
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Special Educator Barbara Aiello with "'Mandy" of the "Kids on the Block." Learning About Life from a Puppet In 1975, U.S. Public Law 94-142 was passed, requiring handicapped chil- dren to be placed in regular class- rooms whenever possible. Such "mainstreaming'" has not been an easy adjustment for those involved, in- cluding handicapped and non-hand- icapped students, their parents and educators. Barbara Aiello of Washington, D.C. has come up with a tremendously creative and successful educational device to help make that adjustment easier, especially on the children-- puppets! Called "The Kids on the Block," these life-size puppets represent a cross-section of a typical group of chil- dren. Each one is totally unique, with definite likes and dislikes, hopes and fears, talents and limitations. Mark is confined to a wheelchair; Renaldo is blind; Mandy is deaf and "speaks" with her hands. Some of the puppets are children with small disabilities like myopia and some have no disabilities at all. A special educator for 14 years, Bar- bara Aiello developed the puppets as a means of teaching non-handi- capped children about disabilities. "I found that children will talk to pup- pets more readily than to adults and even other children," Miss Aiello said. She and professional puppeteer, In- grid Crepeau, tour schools all over the country putting on shows made up of several different skits with handicapped and non-handicapped puppets interacting. "'The skits have all been developed from questions children have asked in the past," Miss Aiello said. "After each skit, the children in the audience ask their own questions of the pup- pets who by then seem real to the children in the audience. Our pup- pets not only teach what it is like to have handicaps, they also show the children in the audience how to form relationships with disabled chil- dren." Last fall, "The Kids" made their debut on national television when CBS aired "The Invisible Children." The program will be aired again this com- ing August 2, at 1:30 on CBS. Further information about "The Kids on the Block" may be obtained by writing to Barbara Aiello, Suite 500, Washington Building, Washington, D.C. 20005. Mercedes Weber New Members of the Council of 1000 Charter Members: Donald P. Pipino, Youngstown, Ohio L. P. Rizzuto, Edison, New Jersey Sponsor Members: Bess Affinito, Walnut Creek, Califor- nia Dr. Alfred W. Bonanno, Deerfield Beech, Florida Colombo Club, Inc., Oakland, Cali- fornia Italian American Cultural Founda- tion, Cleveland, Ohio Marcello Pacini, Turin, Italy Senator DeConcini Speaks on Italians in Politi s "Where the Italians have played a most important role in our society is, in fact, the political process," Senator Dennis DeConcini of Arizona told the Italian Cultural Society of Washing- ton, D.C. at its May 18th meeting. DeConcini opened his address by speaking briefly of "the many impor- tant Italians who have contributed to this country's develoPment." Taking a historical perspective, he noted that "'Italian Americans in the past have not been aggressive in politics, and they have generally been Democratic voters. But the situation is now changing. "It is now evident that candidates running for office must face the reality that the Italian Americans, once a key element in Democratic coalition, have become more independent and will choose, as other voters do in this country, and not always fall into one political party persuasion when it comes to their selection at the ballot box. "I think the importance of the Ital- ian vote was exemplified in the 1976 campaign when both President Ford and candidate Carter actively courted the Italian vote. This was done through the most sophisticated polling and analysis of American voters. These two candidates' pursuits led them to the celebration of the National Italian- American Foundation Bi-Centennial Tribute Dinner, at which they sought to strengthen their support. Many in this Society were probably at the event in 1976. Two prominent Italian- Americans were honored at that event which exemplified the leadership that Italian-Americans had made in this country. Judge John Sirica had shown unyielding courage in presiding over Federal Court trials in which he, ini- tially, unravelled the Nixon Admin- istration's covert activities. Great pressures were applied to Judge Si- rica and those of us who know how Washington works, can appreciate the pressure that this man had to be un- der, both from Democrats and Re- publicans who did not want to see all of the laundry hung out. "'Congressman Peter Rodino was (Continued on page 5) JUNE 1980~3 TI18321193
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Regional NIAF Conferences Held in Tampa, Cleveland, San Francisco The first three regional NIAF con- ferences held in May in Tampa, Cleveland, and San Francisco at- tracted approximately 1400 to 1600 persons who participated in intensive sessions of such diverse themes as the history of the Italian immigrant to America, Italian women in the Re- sistance, Italian Americans on the frontier, the inter-relations of ethnic groups, and other issues. "The tremendous success of these conferences, both in regard to the numbers of people attending and their enthusiasm, is solid proof of the im- portance of having Italian Americans and all ethnic groups examine their own cultural and intellectual tradi- tions,'" said NIAF Executive Director Joseph T. Ventura. The conferences, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, deal with the cen- tral theme: "The Italian Americans: Their Culture and Contributions." 'q'he information from the confer- ences will form a solid data base about Italian-American achievements in the cities where the conferences are held,'" Ventura noted. Additionally, the con- ference materials will be written up upon the completion of the program, so they may serve as a model for other ethnic groups wishing to hold similar conferences about their own culture. Future conferences in the series will be held beginning in October in San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, and in New Haven in January, 1981. Dante University to Publish Dante Vo]ume The Dante University of America is inviting scholars to send it arti- cles dealing with the works of Dante, especially as they pertain to our times, to be published in a volume of Dante studies, under the newly established Dante University of America Press. The contributions, in English or Italian, should be of high literary quality, of about 20 pages--double spaced, original with copy. They will not be returned. Once reviewed, a group of scholars will recommend the articles to be pub- lished. The names of all contributors will also be listed in the volume and the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the University. Those interested should mail their articles by January, 1981, to: Dante University, P.O. Box 635, Weston, MA 02193. Tribute Dinner to Honor Giaimo, Fonda, Georgine, Giannini, Pellegrino and Volpe (Continued from page 1) cine. Dr. Giannini founded the first and largest facility for the handi- capped in the world and currently is charged with the responsibility of co- ordinating the many facets of re- search on the handicapped taking place in Federal agencies. Hon. John A. Volpe, President, The National Italian American Founda- tion. One of the most accomplished individuals in Italian-American his- tory, Ambassador Volpe is a former three time governor of Massachu- setts, Secretary of Transportation, and American Ambassador to Italy. Pl6ase note coupon below for din- ner and conference. All registrations are on a first come, first served basis. Make your reservations early so you won't be disappointed. CeIebrezze and Gerbasi Appointed to Board of Visitors to U.S. Naval Academy President Carter has appointed two members to the Board of Visitors of the United Stat~ Naval Academy. They are: Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr., Secretary of State of Ohio, a former Ohio State Senator, and a 1963 grad- uate of the Naval Academy; and Sal- vatore R. Gerbasi, an attorney in pri- vate practice in Nassau County, New York. The National Italian American Biennial Awards Dinner and Dinner: Sept. 13, 1980 Conference: Sept. 11-13, 1980 m $100 per person $75 per person ! ! Dress Optional ! ! ! Endosed please find my check for $ m Conference Name , | | | | Address m ! ~ City State Zip. [!m Send check payable to the NIAF to: ! The National Italian American Foundation m m ! 1019 19th Street NW., Suite 800 ! Washington, D.C. 20036 m m 4--WASHINGTON NEWSLETTER T118321194
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President Carter Names DeVita Director of National Cancer Institute and John DeLuca, director of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dn Vincent T. DeVita Jr. has been nominated by President Jimmy Carter as the Director of the National Cancer Institute. DeVita has been serving as acting director of the Institute which is the federal government's major policy organ and channel of funds for cancer research. DeVita is internationally known for his research on Hodgkin;s disease, a type of lymphatic cancer. Other Italian Americans who hold important federal health-related pol- icy making positions are Dr. Margaret Giannini, Director of the National Institute of Handicapped Research, Vincent T. DeVita, M.D. (1. to r.) Counselor Mario Maiolini of the Italian Embassy, Senator Dent's DeConcini, Dr. Arcangelo D'Amore, Prof. Robert J. DiPietm, Dr. Thomas T. Bellino, Vice President of the Italian Cultural Society of Washington, D.C. and Mr. Joseph.P. Vaghi. DeConcini on Italians In Politics (Continued from page 3) another honoree and he certainly demonstrated superb leadership as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee presiding over the im- peachment inquiries. This was highly publicized and brought attention to the firmness of Chairman Rodino and the fact that he was an Italian Amer- ican." DeConcini concluded his re- marks by stating: "While I am here, I cannot help but take a moment to address the need, at least as this Sen- ator sees it, for each of us to keep in mind the great Republic of Italy. To assist the people of that country with- out interfering internally with that country's own sovereign rights; that the Eurocommunist movement in It- aly, France, Spain and other Western European countries is, indeed, a threat to the freedom of Western Europe, and would be a cultural deprivation unsurpassed. It is important that we, as Americans, make personal contact with our brothers and sisters in Italy. to impress upon them, in the spirit of liberty and freedom and justice for all, that the Communist alterna- tive is not one which will bear fruit- in the future.'" Paul E. Casinelli and Frederick Conte Among First Graduates of Uniformed Services School of Medicine The School of Medicine of the Uni- formed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland grad- uated its first class of 24 men and 4 women during an impressive Satur- day-afternoon ceremony on May 24th. Among the graduates were Capt. Paul E. Casinelli, M.D. of Cranston, R.I., and Capt. Frederic A. Conte, M.D. of Scranton, PA. The School of Medicine, the first of its kind in U.S. history, was estab- lished by an Act of Congress in 1972 to provide for the needs of the Uni- formed Services by educating physi- cians who were committed to a career in the national services. Drs. Casinelli and Conte were two of the 32 stu- dents selected from a group of 1,712 applicants to be admitted to the School's first class. Their success is not only a story of personal achievement, but a story of achievement for the School of Medi- cine as well. At one point the future of the School and the careers of its students were placed in jeopardy when an attempt was made to cut off the allocation of federal funds as part of a Defense Department budget cut. Much of the credit for saving the school belongs to the careful planning and determination of the Medical School's first president and a distin- guished Italian-American surgeon, the late Dr. Anthony Curreri. Dr. Curreri was joined by the student body and their families in a letter writing cam- paign to the administration and Con- gress. In the end, Congress approved the funds and the School of Medicine was saved, allowing Capts. Casinelli and Conte to fulfill their dreams of becoming doctors. Giorgio L. Perna Ethnic Press News Service JUNE 1980--5 Ti18321195
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Humanities Endowment Awards Grants for Italian Immigration and History Projects The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced support for a major research project to edit and publish selected papers of Philip Mazzei, the Italian diplomat credited with influencing political and literary forces underlying the American Revo- lution. The agency also announced awards for two other studies related to the immigration pattern of Italians to the United States and its impact during the last centur~ The project to select, annotate and publish the correspondence and writ- ings of Mazzei will be directed by Ital- ian literary scholar Sister Margherita Marchione of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. The NIAF sponsored a Washington conference in April in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mazzei. Sister Margherita and Dr. Peter Sammartino were co-chair- persons of that conference. A second Mazzei conference will be held in Rome on October 15th. (See accom- panying story on page 7). Mazzei, an Italian diplomat and merchant, came to America in 1773 where he settled in Virginia. Consid- ered an unsung hero of the American Revolution, Mazzei was Thomas Jef- ferson's neighbor, lifelong friend and advisor. Both the American and Italian gov- ernments will issue commemorative stamps this year honoring Mazzei. The two-year, $100,000 NEH match- ing grant will culminate in publication of two annotated printed volumes of selected Mazzei papers. Sister Mar- chione has been researching Mazzei's papers since 1974. The two volumes will make Maz- zei's most important writings and cor- respondence more accessible to a wider audience, according to Joseph Duffey, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Duffey called the Mazzei project an "important step in providing the Rev- olutionary patriot the recognized. place in American history he so richly deser~/es." The Mazzei papers include his cor- respondence with Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Patrick Henry. The documents reveal a propogandist and pamphleteer whose translation of American ideas for a wide and influ- ential European audience make him a contributing factor to the success of the Revolution. Sister Marchione, director of the project, gained prominence in 1974 with the publication of her book, "Philip Mazzei: Jefferson's Zealous Whig." The NEH also announced support for a two-year University of Pennsyl- vania study that will examine the trad- itions, customs and attitudes Italian immigrants brought with them to this country between 1880 and the present to determine the extent to which Ital- ian ethnicity persists. The $227,000 project will involve examining Italian village records in three representative regions of the country as well as source materials such as diaries, letters, newspapers and magazines. In addition to exploring aspects of ethnic persistence over four genera- tions, the study is expected to reveal the factors that triggered late 19th century Italian emigration. The third project funded by the Humanities Endowment will involve the microfilming of two Italian Archi- val collections. The $34,000 project will make Italian immigration records more accessible to historians and scholars studying the Italian immi- grant and ethnic experience in the U.S., and assure the preservation of shch records. First Lady Rosa.lynn Carter receiving a specially bound copy of ~Italian Cooking Heritage," cookbook of the Italian Cultural Society of Washington, D.C., Inc., from M_r~. Ale~andra Koeller, the Society's cookbook chairman and editor, at a ceremony in the White House. Dr. Maria Wilmeth, past president, and ProL Roberto Sevefino, president of the Society, particlpatedin the ceremony. 6-~WASHINGTON NEWSLETTER Regional Italian Cookbook Published Interested in recipes from Tuscany, Lombardy, or Calabria? How about some information on Italian cheeses and wines, hot wine punch, or herbs and spices? A cookbook of regional recipes with traditional and new Italian dishes has been published by the Italian Cultural Society of Washington. Compiled by Mrs. Alessandra Koeller, a native of Bologna, Italy, the "Italian Cooking Heritage" contains the favorite recipes of the twenty plus women who comprise the member- ship of the cooking group of the So- ciety. Copies of the cookbook are available for $8 by writing to the Ital- ian Cultural Society of Washington, D.C., c/o Mrs. Allessandra Koeller, 2126 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Washington, D.C. 20008. T!18321196
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Bilingual Program Clearinghouse "Dreams come in all languages.'" This slogan appears on a poster on the walls of the National Clearing- house for Bilingual Education. The poster reminds visitors that Amer- ica's schoolchildren speak in over one hundred languages and that prob- lems arise when the teachers speak only English, but the children un- derstand Vietnamese, Greek, Polish, or Italian. Without bilingual educa- tion, little is learned and dreams don't materialize. "The goals of bilingual education are to make sure that children of lim- ited English proficiency receive equal education and realize their potential without losing touch with their native languages and cultural heritage," ac- cording to Joel Gomez, the director of the National Clearinghouse. Schools with bilingual children have the opportunity through help from the Federal Office of Education to provide the children with lessons taught in their native language and with English as a second language training. Through these programs, children can still maintain a knowl- edge of their cultural heritage at the same time they learn to participate effectively in American society. The National Clearinghouse was funded by Congress to answer ques- t-ions that school administrators and teachers, parents and students might have about bilingual education. The Clearinghouse maintains up-to-date information on legislation, new ma- terials, and the philosophy and prac- rice of conducting a bilingual educa- tion program. The Clearinghouse is located at 1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite B2-11, Rosslyn, Va. 22209. The toll-free number is 800-336-4560. Mazzei Conference in Italy October 15 A conference on the contributions of Philip Mazzei will be held in Rome, Italy, on October 15, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mazzei's birth and the issuance of a commemorative stamp in Italy honoring Mazzei. The conference will be part of a ten day trip to Italy, October 13-23, co- sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation and the Amer- ican Chamber of Commerce in Italy. An April conference on Mazzei and early Italian-American contributions to America was also part of the NIAF educational and cultural programs for 1980. The Rome conference will feature American Ambassador to Italy Rich- ard N. Gardner; Dr. Peter Sammar- tino; Dr. Rose Basile Green; Sister Margherita Marchione; and Augusta Miceli. Conference partidpants will have an audience with the Pope and will also take a six day tour of Sardinia. The ten day trip will cost a total of $1695 per person which includes air fare from New York to Italy, confer- ence registration, a formal conference dinner at the Hotel Excelsior, de luxe hotel accommodations, and a recep- tion. Arrangements are also being made for persons who wish only to attend the conference. Interested persons should contact Sister Margherita Marchione, Mazzei Center, 455 Western Avenue, Mor- fistown, New Jersey 07960 Phone 201- 538-8286. WASHINGTON NEWSLETTER The NIAF, like everyone else today, is subject to inflation. The cost of printing the NEWSLET- TER is constantlv rising. If you have not already renewed your subscription, we urge you to do so today. We tl~ank those" who have already'contribute~.-1 to the work of the NIAF~ .~ $5. Conference Report Name .......................... [] $10. Newsletter [] Other .... Address .................... City State ............... Phone number (Area Code) [] Renewal [] New Subscription Zip Please send coupon and tax deductible contribution to: NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION 1019 19th Street, N.W. Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20036 JUNE 1980--7 Ti18321197
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International Conference Theme and Speakers (Continued from page the conference will begin with a ple- nary session exploring current, sig- nificant global issues. The conference participants will then break into the eight major forums where they will examine in depth the key questions and problems involved in their spe- cific forum. The ultimate goal of the forum par- ticipants will be to present to the en- tire conference an action agenda for Italian Americans in the 1980"s with specific, attainable goals. The ses- sions, therefore, will not be merely theoretical exercises, but rather will be aimed at pragmatic approaches to important issues affecting all Ameri- cans. The following distinguished indi- viduals have already agreed to serve as forum moderators: International Trade and Commerce, Urn- berto Nordio, Chairman, Alitalia Air- lines; Education, Culture and the Hutnanities, Dr. Robert DiPietro, Chairman, De- partment of Languages,.University of Delaware; Dr. Rose Basile Green, au- thor and educator; Dr. Edmund Pel- legrino, President, The Catholic Uni- versity of America; Social Justice, Judge Ruggero Aldis- serf, Third Circuit Court of Appeals; Political Action, Congresswoman Ger- aldine Ferraro; Congressman Mat- thew Rinaldo; Public Image, Rose Gatto, Italvision; Leda Giovannetti Sanford, Publisher, ATTENZIONE; Business and Employment, Gilbert Si- monetti, Partner, Price Waterhouse, Washington, D.C.; Lilian Affinto, President, Simplicity Patterns, New York. Additionally the following persons are among those who will be featured speakers and participants in the for- ums: Stephen Aiello, Special Assistant to the President for Ethnic Affairs; Vin- cent Barabba, Director, Bureau of the Census; Nancy Caruso, Professor, Occupational Training, Northeastern University; Hon. Anthony J. Cele- brezze, Jr., Secretary of State, Colum- 1019 19th Street, N.W. • Suite 800 • Washington, D.C. 20036 Mark Your Calendars 1.~,1 The NIAF will hold an international conference and its third biennial dinner September 11-13, 1980, at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. The conference will feature workshops on issues of vital importance to Italian Americans such as education, public image, politics, international trade, social justice. bus, Ohio; Rev. Jerome Coll, S. J., President, Georgetown Prep; Ales- sandro Cortese de Bosis, Consul Gen- eral of Italy in New York; Hon. Mario Cuomo, Lieutenant Governor of New York; Francis X. Femminella, Profes- sor of Sociology, State University of N.Y.; Robert Georgine, Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO; Victoria Mongiardo, Exec- utive Office of the President; Emi- liana Noether, University of Con- necticut; Mary Rotondaro Thomas, Social Worker; James Quello, Com- missioner, Federal Communications Commission; Dr. Arthur Zannoni, University of Notre Dame. "WASHINGTON NEWSLETTER" Offidal Publication of the National Italian American Foundation, Inc. non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian Foundation legally incorporated in the District of Co- lumbia. National Italian Amerit~m Foumtalion Jeno F. Paulucci, National Chairman/John A. Volpe, Presidc,tlMario T. Noto, TreasurerlDr. Rose Basile Green, Sccreta~.! Arthur J. Gajarsa, Gen. CounsellJoseph T. Ventura, Executive DirectoWDr. Rose B. Green, Executive EditorlFred Rotondaro, Editor U.S. Postage Paid Non-Profit Permit No. 44123 Washington, D.C. 20036 TI18321198
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9~00~ "3"0 'uo~u!qs~ ~pp "ON &!uuad "Kt0 ~o~d-uoN :IOVJ.SOd "~TI 9E00g "O'O 'uo~u!qseM 00R a)!ns "H~'N '~aa~S LN61 610I ~ol)~puno..l ~.u~m,4 U~ll~]l Wuo.q~N Following is a partial list of moderators and panelists: Umberto Agnel]i President, Fiat Corporation l~. Stephen Aiello Assistant to the President for Ethnic Affairs Horn Ruggem d. AtdL~rt 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Hon. Giulio Andreoffi Former Prime Minister of Italy Vincent Barabba Director, Bureau of the Census Anthony J. Ce]ebrezze, Jr. Ohio Secretary of State Ray. Jerome Cot|, S. d. President, Georgetown Prep Ernest Cuneo Author Hon. Mado Cuomo Lieut. Governor, New York Dr. Robert d. DiPfet~o Director of Languages, Unive~sity of Delaware Dr. FranX Femmine]la State University of New York Hon. Gera~dine A. Ferraro U.S. House of Representatives ]-(on. Richard N. Gardner U.S. Ambassador to I(-aly Rose Gatto Director, |talvtslon Robert A. Georgine President, Bu~ng an(:[ Constmct~on Trades, AFL-CIO Alexander F. Giacco President, Hercules, Inc. Dr. Margaret J. GlannInl Director, National Institute on Handicapped Research Dr. Rose Ba~e Green Author and Educator Victoda Mongiardo Deputy Director White House Office Ethnic Affairs Umberto Nordio Chairman. Alitalia Afdines Dr. Edmund PelIegrino President, The Catholic University o| America Dr. Peter Sammartino Faideiyh Dic~nson UnWeTsity Leda Giovanet~ Sanford Publisher, ATTENZIONE Fabriz~o Serena Managing Director, Italian Line Gilbert Simonettl Price Waterhouse and Company Dr. Jorge L. Ze)aya Organ~'alion o| American States REGISTER NOW! Complete Registration Form and Mail with check to: Second International Conference National Italian American Foundation 1019 19th Street, N.W., Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20036 Conference Fee: $75 "me Washington Hilton Hotel Connecticut Ave. at Columbia Road, ~vVa_~ington, D.C. 20009 T118321199
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! ~ merican Founda~on ~,econd International Conference: ~llaHan ~me~cans: Our Con~bu~ons in t~ 1980~D~oying ~e M~s of Fast fc:c ~e Realities of Today and ~e Dr~m~ of Tomo~ow" S ~ptemher H-13, 1980 T ~e Wa~ n~on Hilton Hotel, Wa~hin~on, D.C. This im~<,~nt ~o-day conference ~ll b~ng g ~ther pm~dpan~ ~om across the United S~t~, ~ ell ~ l~alg, ~nad~, ~nd ~e Or~n~fion of Ame~- ~ m S~t~s to produce a wor~ble and r~l~c plan of a:tio~ fo~ meefin~ the exciting challenge~ and s~imula~n~ oppo~nifi~ of the 1980s. Lo~l and ~a~on~l ]eader~ ~ll e~lore ~e p~t, aaal~e t~e pr~ent, an~ plan for ~e lucre. But we a-'e not ~llin~ to stop at ~eore~l knowledge. a~'e ~oin~ to produce ~ plan that ~ll make p~c~l rccommenda~ons to improve t~e liv~ of all Amen- cans through ~omm~ on: BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT The chan~n~ ~lafiomhip of bl~ and small l~bo~ and ~ovemment ~ alte~n~ the quali~ of Amer-. i~n lif~ in the 1980s. What ~ shapin~ these and what do we want the re~ul~ to be? EDUCATION What and how do we need to t~ch in t~g's public and p~vate schools to prepare our young people for t~e demands of indus~, ~ovemmem, ~d com- pete in the comin~ ,~' ~ ~, ~ ~ ~ ~ the famil~ ~ p~ar emph~ on ~e dd~ ~at shoed ~e role of ~e ~ be in the ~TE~ATION~ ~ONS Gm~n~ ~obal conce~ a~ut food, jobs, ene~, and finanda[ ~b~ demand in~ed interna- ~onal coo~fion. ~ s~on ~ dkc~ pm~! appmach~ to intema~onal proble~ and how we ~n ~ involved in those change. SOCIAL JUSTICE Discfimina~on confinu~ to e~t in Amefi~ today, ove~ in some ~s~, subtle in o~em. ~ s~ion d~c~ ke~ p~blems in social j~ffce and a~empt to pro~de pmcfic~ ~lu~o~. COMMERCE This s~ion ~11 d~cu~ eme~nff international eco- nomic ~u~ of the ~98~ including ~de, tou~m, monetarg s~stems, financing, manpower, and technolo~. PUBLIC IMA~E Th~ s~ion ~1 d~c~ the stereo~ping of ethnic ~ups, ~th speci~ emph~ on l~lian Ame~ca~. It ~ff ~c~ the role of the image makem and how we ~n improve ~la~ons ~ radio, tele~sion, adve~- ing, mo~, and the p~. POLITICS How have Italian Ame~ca~ been involved in ~'s polifi~l sgstem? How can we increase Ame~n involvement? What do we do to a~ure fu~m poli~cal succ~? Second International Conference Registration Fee $75.00 includes luncheons, coffee breaks, and conference materials. Return check and re~strafion to: Second International Conference National Italian American Foundation 1019 19th Street, N.W., Suite 800 Washin~ton, D.C. 20036 Please print or type (~ive name as you would like it on your badge) Name ..... Organization Address .............................. Ci~ State Zip Telephone Area Code _. Reg~st~nts will be assigned to conference forums in the order in which their re~strations are received, due to space constraints. Please indicate 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices: "~ Busine~ and Employment I~ Family I~ Public Image REGISTER NOWI ,~ Education [] International Rela~ons [] Politics 7J International Trade and Commerce [] Social Justice Third Biennial Tribute Dinner, Sept. 13 You are also cordially invited to the NIAF Third Biennial Tribute Dinner, Sept. ].3. Tickets $100. Second International Conference Request for Hotel Accommodations Please reserve accommodations at the Washington Hilton Hotel for. Name .... Address Cffy _ _ State Amv~ Date _ . Departure Date P~ease ch'de room preference Should the rate requested not be available, the next available rate will be assigned. • Singles $52,59,66,73,80 • Doubles $68.75,80,87.96 • Twins $68,75,80,87.96 Zip _. __ • Suites $169 and up Ho~ am/pm • A~l r~tes subject to applicable D.C. ~les t~. Hour _ __ am/pro Roo~ns ~ be he~d ~ un~ 6 p.m.. date d ar~val, unless ~,..~rar~t eed. Washins~on l~on tdephoe.¢ t20"2} T! 18321200

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