BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//50.63.47.1//NONSGML kigkonsult.se iCalcreator 2.20// CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-FROM-URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/New_York BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York X-LIC-LOCATION:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:20181104T020000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20190310T020000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1135@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20181022T051348Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:book party\,FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF\,Lectu re\,Reading CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 718..541-9406\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com DESCRIPTION:Saturday\, October 31\, from 2:00 to 4:00 @ NYPL’s Mulberry Bra nch Library\, VMF will present a symposium on Waiting for Yesterday (Bordi ghera Press)\, Michael Parenti’s memoir of growing up in Italian Harlem. S peakers will include: author Stephen Siciliano and dramatizations by life- long East Harlem resident performance artist\, LuLu LoLo Pascale and  acti vist\, actor and marketing expert\, Roberto Ragone. Emcee and renowned poe t\, Gil Fagiani\, will be moderating the event.\nParenti received his PhD in political science from Yale University and for many years\, he taught p olitical and social science at various institutions of higher learning. Ev entually he devoted himself full-time to writing\, public speaking\, and p olitical activism.\nWaiting For Yesterday by Michael Parenti\nParenti is t he author of 23 books and many more articles. His highly acclaimed writing s cover a wide range of subjects: U.S. politics\, culture\, ideology\, pol itical economy\, imperialism\, fascism\, communism\, democratic socialism\ , free-marketorthodoxies\, conservative judicial activism\, religion\, anc ient history\, modern history\, historiography\, repression in academia\, news and entertainment media\, technology\, environmentalism\, sexism\, ra cism\, homophobia\, Venezuela\, the wars in Iraq and Yugoslavia\, ethnicit y\, and his own early life.\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151031T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151031T160000 GEO:+40.724034;-73.995619 LOCATION:Mulberry Street Library @ 10 Jersey Street\, New York\, NY 10012\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Symposium on Waiting for Yesterday (Bordighera Press)\, Michael Par enti’s memoir of growing up in Italian Harlem URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/1135/ X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2015/08/Michael-Parenti-300x225.jpg\;300\;225\,medium\;http://vitomarca ntonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Michael-Parenti-300x225.jpg\;30 0\;225\,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/ Michael-Parenti-300x225.jpg\;300\;225\,full\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.c om/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Michael-Parenti-300x225.jpg\;300\;225 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

Vito Marcantonio Forum presents
  Michael Parenti book presentationS aturday\, October 31\, from 2:00 t o 4:00 @ NYPL’s Mulberry Branch Library\, VMF will present a symposium on Waiting for Yesterday (Bordighera Press)\, Michael Parenti’s memoir of g rowing up in Italian Harlem. Speakers will include: autho r Stephen Siciliano and dramatizations by life-long East Harlem resident p erformance artist\, LuLu LoLo Pascale and  activist\, actor and marketing expert\, Roberto Ragone. Emcee and renowned poet\, Gil Fagiani\, will be m oderating the event.

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Parenti received his PhD in political science from Yale University and for many years\, he taught political and social science at various institutions of higher learning. Eventually he devoted himself full-time to writing\, public speaking\, and political activism.\n

waiting for yesterday by Michael Parenti

Waiting For Yesterday by Michael P arenti

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Parenti is the author of 23 books and many more artic les. His highly acclaimed writings cover a wide range of subjects: U.S. po litics\, culture\, ideology\, political economy\, imperialism\, fascism\, communism\, democratic socialism\, free-marketorthodoxies\, conservative j udicial activism\, religion\, ancient history\, modern history\, historiog raphy\, repression in academia\, news and entertainment media\, technology \, environmentalism\, sexism\, racism\, homophobia\, Venezuela\, the wars in Iraq and Yugoslavia\, ethnicity\, and his own early life.

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X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Michael Parenti\,Waiting For Yesterday END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1323@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20181022T051348Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF CONTACT: DESCRIPTION:Don’t miss the screening of these two amazing\, short films. We especially are interested in the Ralph Fasanella documentary!\n1pm: It’s One Family – Knock on Wood (1982) – Orlando Furioso is a five foot tall pe rformer living in Brooklyn\, and is made of wood. Fifty years ago he was c arved from oak and given a suit of armor by Papa Manteo and his children\, Orlando’s sword still flashes on a stage. In It’s One Family: Knock On Wo od\, we meet puppeteers Mike and Aida Manteo\, their children and grandchi ldren\, a family bound together by a Sicilian folk tradition that dates ba ck to the 16th Century. Mike still builds marionettes\; Aida sews capes an d gowns\; on stage\, Orlando woos Angelica in the court of Charlemagne\, a s the entire family works together to entertain audiences across America. Directed by Tony DeNonno. Runtime – 24 minutes.\n\n1:30pm Ralph Fasanella: Song of the City (1981) – A film documenting the life and art of Ralph Fa sanella\, a self-taught painter born in Greenwich Village in 1914. Raised in a struggling immigrant Italian-American family\, Fasanella grew up to b ecome a school truant\, laborer and union organizer before discovering his true vocation as a painter. Working within the broad tradition of “social primitivism”\, the artist\, through his detailed canvases\, interweaves s cenes of his troubled youth\, urban landscapes\, labor history and social- political causes. Runtime – 25 minutes\n\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogle EmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20160220T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20160220T143000 GEO:+40.724034;-73.995619 LOCATION:NYPL Mulberry Street Branch @ 10 Jersey St\, New York\, NY 10012\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/1323/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2016/02/Ralph-Fasanella.jpg\;667\;329\,medium\;http://vitomarcantoniofo rum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ralph-Fasanella.jpg\;667\;329\,large\;h ttp://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ralph-Fasanella. jpg\;667\;329\,full\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/20 16/02/Ralph-Fasanella.jpg\;667\;329 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

Don’t miss t he screening of these two amazing\, short films. We especially are interes ted in the Ralph Fasanella documentary!

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1pm: It’s One Family – Knock on Wood (1982) – Orlando Furioso is a five foot ta ll performer living in Brooklyn\, and is made of wood. Fifty years ago he was carved from oak and given a suit of armor by Papa Manteo and his child ren\, Orlando’s sword still flashes on a stage. In It’s One Family: Knock On Wood\, we meet puppeteers Mike and Aida Manteo\, their children and gra ndchildren\, a family bound together by a Sicilian folk tradition that dat es back to the 16th Century. Mike still builds marionettes\; Aida sews cap es and gowns\; on stage\, Orlando woos Angelica in the court of Charlemagn e\, as the entire family works together to entertain audiences across Amer ica. Directed by Tony DeNonno. Runtime – 24 minutes.
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\n< div>1:30pm Ralph Fasanella: Song of the City (1981) – A film do cumenting the life and art of Ralph Fasanella\, a self-taught painter born in Greenwich Village in 1914. Raised in a struggling immigrant Italian-Am erican family\, Fasanella grew up to become a school truant\, laborer and union organizer before discovering his true vocation as a painter. Working within the broad tradition of “social primitivism”\, the artist\, through his detailed canvases\, interweaves scenes of his troubled youth\, urban landscapes\, labor history and social-political causes. Runtime – 25 minut es\n

Ralph Fasanella

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X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Maria Lisella\,movie screening\,Mulberry Stre\,Vito M arcantonio Forum END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1325@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20181022T051348Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF\,Reading CONTACT: DESCRIPTION:THE RESISTANCE READING SERIES\nSunday\, February 21\, 2016\n5:0 0 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.\nAn Evening of Poetry and Prose\nhosted by Tsaurah Lits ky\nfeaturing\nGil Fagiani\n&\nBonny Finberg\n\nWHERE: Gallery Gaia\n79 Hu dson Avenue at Front Street\nBrooklyn\, New York\nVinegar Hill\, North Dum bo\n\nA few blocks from the York Street\nF train subway stop\n\nTHE RESIST ANCE is a monthly reading series designed to foster light in these dark ti mes.\n* Come early to sign up for a space in the Open Reading!\nShare this :FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20160221T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20160221T190000 GEO:+40.702394;-73.980848 LOCATION:Gallery Gaia @ 79 Hudson Ave\, Brooklyn\, NY 11201\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Resistance Reading Series presents: An evening of poetry and pr ose URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/the-resistance-reading-series-pre sents-an-evening-of-poetry-and-prose/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n
THE RESISTANCE READING SERIES
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Sunday\, February 21\, 2016

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An Evening of Poetry and Prose

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Gil Fagiani

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Bonny Finberg

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X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Book Fair\,Book Festival\,Italian American Writers As sociation\,Order Sons of Italy in America\,The Italian American Book Festi val (Sagra Del Libro) END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1357@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20181022T051348Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:book party\,FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF\,Lectu re\,Networking Event\,Reading CONTACT: DESCRIPTION:The Vito Marcantonio Forum Author Series Presents\n\nWar Agains t All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony\nby Nelson Antonio Denis\nbook presentation with author and historian\, Nelson A. Den is. Also included are readings by Roberto Ragone and Gigi Assante. Chaired by Gil Fagiani.\nLocation: Community Room at Mulberry Street\, on Wednesd ay\, April 6\, from 5p.m. to 6:45p.m.\nFREE EVENT!\nShare this:FacebookTwi tterGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20160406T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20160406T184500 GEO:+40.724369;-73.995893 LOCATION:New York Public Library Mulberry Street Branch @ Jersey St\, New Y ork\, NY 10012\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:FREE EVENT at the community room at Mulberry Street\, on Wednesday\ , April 6\, from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/war-against-all-puerto-ricans-boo k-presentation-with-author-nelson-a-denis/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2016/03/war-on-puerto-ricans-nelson-a-denis-1.jpg\;388\;276\,medium\;ht tp://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/war-on-puerto-ric ans-nelson-a-denis-1.jpg\;388\;276\,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com /wp-content/uploads/2016/03/war-on-puerto-ricans-nelson-a-denis-1.jpg\;388 \;276\,full\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/wa r-on-puerto-ricans-nelson-a-denis-1.jpg\;388\;276 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

The Vi to Marcantonio Forum Author Series Presents

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war on puerto ricans nelson a denis

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War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

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by Nelson Antonio Denis

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book presen tation with author and historian\, Nelson A. Denis. Also included are read ings by Roberto Ragone and Gigi Assante. Chaired by Gil Fagiani.\n

Location: Community Room at Mulberry Street\, on Wednesday\, April 6\, from 5p.m. to 6:45p.m.

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FREE EVENT!

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X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:book presentation\,Nelson A Denis\,NYPL END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1388@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20181022T051348Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:book party\,Book Presentation\,FREE EVENT\,Friend s of the VMF\,Lecture\,Networking Event\,Reading\,reenactment CONTACT: DESCRIPTION:Marcella Bencivenni’s Book Presentation\nItalian Immigrant Radi cal Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States\, 1890-19 40\n\nby Marcella Bencivenni\n\n\n287 pages\n23 halftones\nMay\, 2011\nISB N: 9780814791035\n\nMaligned by modern media and often stereotyped\, Itali an Americans possess a vibrant\, if largely forgotten\, radical past. In I talian Immigrant Radical Culture\, Marcella Bencivenni delves into the his tory of the sovversivi\, a transnational generation of social rebels\, and offers a fascinating portrait of their political struggle as well as thei r milieu\, beliefs\, and artistic creativity in the United States.\nMarcel la Bencivenni\nAs early as 1882\, the sovversivi founded a socialist club in Brooklyn. Radical organizations then multiplied and spread across the c ountry\, from large urban cities to smaller industrial mining areas. By 19 00\, thirty official Italian sections of the Socialist Party along the Eas t Coast and countless independent anarchist and revolutionary circles spra ng up throughout the nation. Forming their own alternative press\, institu tions\, and working class organizations\, these groups created a vigorous movement and counterculture that constituted a significant part of the Ame rican Left until World War II.\nItalian Immigrant Radical Culture compelli ngly documents the wide spectrum of this oppositional culture and examines the many cultural and artistic forms it took\, from newspapers to literat ure and poetry to theater and visual art. As the first cultural history of Italian American activism\, it provides a richer understanding of the Ita lian immigrant experience while also deepening historical perceptions of r adical politics and culture.\nINFO FOR THE EVENT\nWhere: NYPL Mulberry St. Branch\,  10 Jersey St.\, NY\, corner of Mulberry & Prince Sts.\, one blo ck south of Houston St.\nBooks available for purchase.\nFree admission\, l ight  refreshments served\n\n\n\n\nMAY 18 2016 event:\nVMF AUTHOR SERIES:  This event is co-hosted with the Italian American Writers Association (IAW A)\nThe Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) is an educational organization dedica ted to preserving the history of the radical political tradition of East H arlem\, the cultural backdrop of Italian Harlem and El Barrio and increasi ng awareness of the American Labor Party that Marcantonio led for years\; and the critical role of the Left that rallied to Marcantonio.\nThe Italia n American Writers Association will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016 . Since 1991\, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the months. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAW A-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cor nelia Street Café on odd months.\nWebsite: iawa.net\nBLOG: italian america n writers café http://newsite.iitaly.org/\nFacebook: www.facebook.com/ital ianamericanwritersassociation\n\n\n\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmail Print DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20160518T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20160518T184500 GEO:+40.724034;-73.995619 LOCATION:NYPL Mulberry Street Branch @ 10 Jersey St\, New York\, NY 10012\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ITALIAN IMMIGRANT RADICAL CULTURE by Marcella Bencivenni URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/italian-immigrant-radical-culture -marcella-bencivenni/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2016/04/ITALIAN-IMMIGRANT-RADICAL-CULTURE-book-cover-199x300.jpg\;233\; 350\,medium\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/IT ALIAN-IMMIGRANT-RADICAL-CULTURE-book-cover-199x300.jpg\;233\;350\,large\;h ttp://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ITALIAN-IMMIGRAN T-RADICAL-CULTURE-book-cover-199x300.jpg\;233\;350\,full\;http://vitomarca ntonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ITALIAN-IMMIGRANT-RADICAL-CULTU RE-book-cover-199x300.jpg\;233\;350 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

Marcella Ben civenni’s Book Presentation

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 AN IMMIGRANT RADICAL CULTUREItalian Imm igrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovv ersivi in the United States\, 1890-1940

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287 pages

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23 halftones

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ISBN: 9780814791035

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Mal igned by modern media and often stereotyped\, Italian Americans possess a vibrant\, if largely forgotten\, radical past. In Italian Immigrant Ra dical Culture\, Marcella Bencivenni delves into the history of the sovversivi\, a transnational generation of social rebels\, and offe rs a fascinating portrait of their political struggle as well as their mil ieu\, beliefs\, and artistic creativity in the United States.

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Mar cella Bencivenni

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As early as 1882\, the sovversivi founded a socialist club in Brooklyn. Radical organizations then multiplie d and spread across the country\, from large urban cities to smaller indus trial mining areas. By 1900\, thirty official Italian sections of the Soci alist Party along the East Coast and countless independent anarchist and r evolutionary circles sprang up throughout the nation. Forming their own al ternative press\, institutions\, and working class organizations\, these g roups created a vigorous movement and counterculture that constituted a si gnificant part of the American Left until World War II.

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Italia n Immigrant Radical Culture compellingly documents the wide spectrum of this oppositional culture and examines the many cultural and artistic f orms it took\, from newspapers to literature and poetry to theater and vis ual art. As the first cultural history of Italian American activism\, it p rovides a richer understanding of the Italian immigrant experience while a lso deepening historical perceptions of radical politics and culture.

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INFO FOR THE EVENT

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Where: NYPL Mulberry St. Branch\,  10 Jersey St.\, NY\, corner of Mulberry & Prince Sts.\, one bloc k south of Houston St.

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Books available for purchase.
\nFr ee admission\, light  refreshments served

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MAY 18 2016 e vent:
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This event is co-hosted with the  Italian American Writers Association (IAWA)

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T he Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) is an educational organiz ation dedicated to preserving the history of the radical political traditi on of East Harlem\, the cultural backdrop of Italian Harlem and El Barrio and increasing awareness of the American Labor Party that Marcantonio led for years\; and the critical role of the Left that rallied to Marcantonio.

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The Italian American Writers Association will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Since 1991\, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the months. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.

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Website: iawa.net
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BLOG: italian american w riters café http://newsite.i italy.org/
\nFacebook: www.facebook.com/italianamerica nwritersassociation

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