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:20180311T020000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 RDATE:20190310T020000 TZNAME:EDT END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1132@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF CONTACT:Luis Romero\; 718.839.5009 DESCRIPTION:Starting at Lucky Corner at the northeast corner of 116th St. & Lexington Avenue\; highlights include Vito Marcantonio’s birthplace\, Our Lady Queen of Angels Elementary School that Pope Francis is scheduled to visit (the church was shut down to parishioners’ protests in 2007). VMF wi ll appeal to the Vatican to bless Marcantonio who was refused a Catholic b urial by Cardinal Spellman in 1954.\nBelow is a map of East Harlem with th e starting point at E166th St at Lexington Ave.\nIF YOU GET LOST CALL OR T EXT ADAM MEYER AT 347.813.1396\n\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPri nt DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150919T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20150919T160000 GEO:+40.798309;-73.941632 LOCATION:Lucky Corner (near Sam's Famous Pizzeria) @ 150 East 116th Street\ , New York\, NY 10029\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:East Harlem Walking Tour to Celebrate Pope Francis’ Visit and Itali an American Culture Month URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/east-harlem-walking-tour-to-celeb rate-pope-francis-visit-and-italian-american-culture-month/ X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2015/08/VMF-new-banner-idea-2015-300x138.png\;300\;138\,medium\;http:// vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/VMF-new-banner-idea-20 15-300x138.png\;300\;138\,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-conten t/uploads/2015/08/VMF-new-banner-idea-2015-300x138.png\;300\;138\,full\;ht tp://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/VMF-new-banner-id ea-2015-300x138.png\;300\;138 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

Vito Marcantonio Forum 2015

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Star ting at Lucky Corner at the northeast corner of 116th St. & Lex ington Avenue\; highlights include Vito Marcantonio’s birthplace\, Our Lad y Queen of Angels Elementary School that Pope Francis is scheduled to visi t (the church was shut down to parishioners’ protests in 2007). VMF will a ppeal to the Vatican to bless Marcantonio who was refused a Catholic buria l by Cardinal Spellman in 1954.

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Belo w is a map of East Harlem with the starting point at E166th St at Lexingto n Ave.

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IF YOU GET LOST CALL OR TEXT ADAM MEYER AT 347.813.1396

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X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Adam Meyer\,east harlem\,gerald meyer\,Lucky Corner\, Maria Lisella\,Pope Francis\,Pope Francis' visit to East Harlem\,Roberto R agone\,Walking Tour END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1165@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:Play CONTACT:Art Bernal\; 201-416-9516\; dramaworkshopproject@gmail.com DESCRIPTION:THE PRODUCER’S CLUB\n358 West 44th Street\nNew York\, NY off 9t h Ave\nAdmission is $10.00 \nFriday\, September 25\, 2015 at 8PM\nSaturday \, September 26\, 2015 at 8PM\nSunday\, September 27\, 2015 at 6PM\nA play directed by VMF member Art Bernal with an acting appearance by VMF co-cha irman Roberto Ragone.\nEmmett Till was murdered in Money Mississippi for w histling at a white woman. He was 14 years old. His mother chose to have a n open casket funeral revealing to the world the brutal beating that would help spark the Civil Right Movement.\nThe murder\, the trial\, the injust ice for all is covered in this play. DON’T MISS IT. For more info\, email dramaworkshopproject@gmail.com or call 201-416-9516\nShare this:FacebookTw itterGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150925T200000 GEO:+40.759445;-73.991362 LOCATION:The Producer's Club @ 358 West 44th Street\, New York\, NY 10036\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I’m Dying Now and I Did Not Kill Emmett Till URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/im-dying-now-and-i-did-not-kill-e mmett-till/ X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2015/08/VMF-emmet-till-play-flyer-230x300.jpg\;230\;300\,medium\;http:/ /vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/VMF-emmet-till-play-f lyer-230x300.jpg\;230\;300\,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-cont ent/uploads/2015/08/VMF-emmet-till-play-flyer-230x300.jpg\;230\;300\,full\ ;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/VMF-emmet-till -play-flyer-230x300.jpg\;230\;300 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

VMF - emmet till play flyerTHE PRODUCER’S CLUB
\n358 West 44th Street
\nNew York\, NY off 9th Ave
\nAdmission is $10.00 

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Friday\, September 25\, 2015 at 8PM
\nSaturday\, September 26\, 2 015 at 8PM
\nSunday\, September 27\, 2015 at 6PM

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A p lay directed by VMF member Art Bernal with an acting appearance by VMF co- chairman Roberto Ragone.

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Emmett Till was murdered in Money Mississ ippi for whistling at a white woman. He was 14 years old. His mother chose to have an open casket funeral revealing to the world the brutal beating that would help spark the Civil Right Movement.

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The murder\, the t rial\, the injustice for all is covered in this play. DON’T MISS IT. For m ore info\, email dramaworkshopproject@gmail.com or call 201-416-9516

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X-COST:10 X-INSTANT-EVENT:1 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1133@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF\,Lecture\,Networki ng Event\,Reading\,reenactment CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 718...541.9406\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com DESCRIPTION:Dr Gerald Meyer\nThursday\, October 15\, from 2:00 to 3:30\, @ CUNY’s Hostos Community College\, Room C319 Bronx\, NY. This will be VMF’s 3rd program at Hostos. The focus for this program is:\nMarcantonio and Im migration\nPresenting: Professor Gerald Meyer\, life-long East Harlem resi dent performance artist\, LuLu LoLo Pascale and activist\, actor and marke ting expert\, Roberto Ragone. The format encourages audience participation .\nLight refreshments will be served\nAdmission is FREE (you must bring va lid\, picture ID to get access to the college)\n\nShare this:FacebookTwitt erGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151015T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151015T153000 GEO:+40.818202;-73.927 LOCATION:Hostos Community College @ 500 Grand Concourse\, Bronx\, NY 10451\ , USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Champion of Immigration Rights URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/marcantonio-and-immigration/ X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2014/10/Gerald-Meyer-150x150.jpg\;150\;150\,medium\;http://vitomarcanto nioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Gerald-Meyer-150x150.jpg\;150\;150 \,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Gerald -Meyer-150x150.jpg\;150\;150\,full\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-con tent/uploads/2014/10/Gerald-Meyer-150x150.jpg\;150\;150 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

Dr Gerald Mey er

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Thursday\, Octob er 15\, from 2:00 to 3:30\, @ CUNY’s Hostos Community College\, Room C319 B ronx\, NY. This will be VMF’s 3rd program at Hostos. The focus for this program is:

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Presenting: Professor Gerald Meyer\, life-long East Harlem residen t performance artist\, LuLu LoLo Pascale and activist\, actor and marketin g expert\, Roberto Ragone. The format encourages audience participation.\n

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\n X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:CUNY\,gerald meyer\,Hostos Community College\,Marcant onio END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1135@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z 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:20180818T085043Z 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
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Ralph Fasanella

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THE RESISTANCE READING SERIES
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Sunday\, February 21\, 2016

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5:00 p.m. – 7: 00 p.m.

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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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WHERE: Gallery Gaia
\n79 Hudson Avenue at Front Street\n
Brooklyn\, New York
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A few blocks from the York Street
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F train subway stop
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THE RESISTANCE is a monthly reading series designed to foster light in these dark times.\n
* Come early to sign up for a space in the Open Reading!
\n X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Bonny Finberg\,Gallery Gaia\,Gil Fagiani\,poetry and prose\,Resistance Reading Series\,Tsaurah Litsky END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1336@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF\,Networking Event CONTACT:Gil Fagiani\; fagianella@aol.com DESCRIPTION:The Italian American Book Festival (Sagra Del Libro)\nWHEN: Fri day\, February 26\, 2016 from 6 to 10 pm\n\nWHERE: Lodge Hall at 113 Baxte r Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy.\n \nCOST: Free admission\; $5 donati on for authors selling books\n\nWHAT: In past years on a Sunday in May mos t bookstores remained open in Italy to support and promote its writers. Th is initiative was called “Celebrazione dei Libri” (Celebration of Books). Our Sagra del Libro continues in the spirit of that movement by celebratin g our Italian-American literary culture. The night will be enhanced with e ntertainment\, readings by participating authors including American Book A ward winner Maria Mazziotti Gillan.\n\nAll authors\, publishers\, literary event organizers and artists are invited to display promotional materials and sell their published books and services at the event. There is a dona tion of $5.00 to reserve a spot.  Tables will be set up for the display of books and promotional materials\, and authors will be available to speak with attendees and sign books. Also lively presentations or readings by th e authors will make for a fascinating evening of celebrating our Italian-A merican writers.\n\nHOW: Contact Bob Agnoli Rdiangelica@aol.com or Gil Fag iani at fagianella@aol.com to reserve a spot.\nPayment in advance by check  should be made out to the Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge and mailed to Mr. Ro bert Agnoli\, 175 Pinehurst Avenue #1F\, New York\, NY 10033.  \n\nABOUT T he Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge #285: was formed by John Fratta and Robert F onti in February 1999\, and is the only remaining OSIA lodge in Manhattan. The Order Sons of Italy itself was formed in 1905 in the very same neighb orhood. The Lodge is named after Lt. Giuseppe (Joe) Petrosino (1860-1909)\ , the first Italian-American Police Lieutenant of the New York City Police Department. The Petrosino Lodge\, whose current President is William Bray \, produces and supports many charitable\, cultural and social events thro ughout the year\, raises funds for cancer research\, Cooley’s Anemia\, Aut ism and other causes\, and most recently hosted a Christmas party for the children of the Henry Street Settlement House. Emelise Aleandri was a form er president of the Lodge.\n \nABOUT: IAWA was founded in 1991 to promote Italian-American literature by encouraging the writing\, reading\, publica tion\, distribution\, translation\, and study of Italian-American writing and to give Italian-American writers a public forum where the full range o f Italian-American expression could find a hearing. IAWA has nurtured the growth of a genuine community of Italian-American readers and writers. Pro f. Robert Viscusi\, Broeklundian Professor and Executive Officer of the Wo lfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College\, is President and Fo under of IAWA. Last year he served on the OSIA Grand Lodge Literary Award Committee\, chaired by recently deceased Past President Emelise Aleandri. \n\nThe Sagra Book Festival Committee is chaired by Robert Agnoli for the Petrosino Lodge and co-chaired by IAWA board member Gil Fagiani who is als o a co-founder of the Vito Marcantonio Forum. The Committee also includes Bill Castleberry\, Leslie Donofrio\, Angel Marinaccio and Chris Thornton. We look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable Italian-American cultural celebration.\n\n\n\nRobert Agnoli\nT: 646-398-7608\nC: 917-816-9916\nE\; Rdiangelica@aol.com\nItalian American Writers Association\nLt Joseph Petro sino Lodge\, Order Sons of Italy in America\n\n\nShare this:FacebookTwitte rGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20160226T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20160226T220000 GEO:+40.717814;-73.999059 LOCATION:Lodge Hall @ 113 Baxter St\, New York\, NY 10013\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/1336/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2016/02/order-sons-of-italy-in-america-logo.jpg\;191\;179\,medium\;http ://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/order-sons-of-italy -in-america-logo.jpg\;191\;179\,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp- content/uploads/2016/02/order-sons-of-italy-in-america-logo.jpg\;191\;179\ ,full\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/order-so ns-of-italy-in-america-logo.jpg\;191\;179 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n
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WHEN: Friday\, Febru ary 26\, 2016 from 6 to 10 pm
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WHERE: Lodge Hall at 113 Baxter Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy.
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COST: Free admissio n\; $5 donation for authors selling books
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WHAT: In past years on a Sunday in May most bookstores remained open in Italy to support and promote its writers . This initiative was called “Celebrazione dei Libri” (Celebration of Book s). Our Sagra del Libro continues in the spirit of that movement by celebrating our Italian-American literary culture. The night will be enha nced with entertainment\, readings by participating authors including American Book Award winner Maria Mazziotti G illan.
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All authors\, publishers\, literary event organizers and art ists are invited to display promotional materials and sell their published books and services at the event. There is a donation of $5.00 to reserve a spot.  Tables will be s et up for the display of books and promotional materials\, and authors wil l be available to speak with attendees and sign books. Also lively present ations or readings by the authors will make for a fascinating evening of c elebrating our Italian-American writers.
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HOW: Contact Bob Agnoli Rdiangelica@aol. com or Gil Fagiani at fagianella@aol.com to reserve a spot.
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Payment in advance by ch eck should be made out to the Lt. Joseph Pe trosino Lodge and mailed to Mr. Robe rt Agnoli\, 175 Pinehurst Avenue #1F\, New York\, NY 10033.  
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ABOUT The Lt. Josep h Petrosino Lodge #285: was formed by John Fratta and Ro bert Fonti in February 1999\, and is the only remaining OSIA lodge in Manh attan. The Order Sons of Italy itself was formed in 1905 in the very same neighborhood. The Lodge is named after Lt. Giuseppe (Joe) Petrosino (1860- 1909)\, the first Italian-American Police Lieutenant of the New York City Police Department. The Petrosino Lodge\, whose current President is William Bray\, produces and supports many charitable\, cultural and socia l events throughout the year\, raises funds for cancer research\, Cooley’s Anemia\, Autism and other causes\, and most recently hosted a Christmas p arty for the children of the Henry Street Settlement House. Emelise Aleand ri was a former president of the Lodge.
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ABOUT: IAWA was founde d in 1991 to promote Italian-American literature by encouraging the writin g\, reading\, publication\, distribution\, translation\, and study of Ital ian-American writing and to give Italian-American writers a public forum w here the full range of Italian-American expression could find a hearing. < b>IAWA has nurtured the growth of a genuine community of Italian-Ameri can readers and writers. Prof. Robert Viscusi\, Broeklundian Professor and Executive Officer of the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn C ollege\, is President and Founder of IAWA. Last year he served on the OSIA Grand Lodge Literary Award Committee\, chaired by recently deceased Past President Emelise Aleandri.
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\nThe Sagr a Book Festival Committee is chaired by Robert Agnoli for the P etrosino Lodge and co-chaired by IAWA board member Gil Fagiani who is also a co-founder of the Vito Marcantonio Forum. The Committee also includes B ill Castleberry\, Leslie Donofrio\, Angel Marinaccio and Chris Thornton. W e look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable Italian-American cultural celebration.
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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:20180818T085043Z 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 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:20180818T085043Z 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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May\, 20 11

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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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marcella bencivenni

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.
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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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The VMF has encouraged significant efforts to produce research and writings on the se topics\, and it has served as a clearing house for information on Vito Marcantonio and his world.\n \nThe Program: The celebration will present p oetry\, dramatizations\, and interactive talks about Marc and his world\, performed by Gil Fagiani\, Gerald Meyer\, LuLu LoLo Pascale\, and Roberto Ragone.\n\nAdditionally\, Bernard Johnson will perform a dramatization of Paul Robeson. Many may recall that Johnson’s last performance in October\, 2014 for the VMF received a standing ovation.\n\nWhen: Sunday\, July 17\, 2016 from 12 noon to 4PM.\n \nWhere: Gaetana’s Cucina Italiana\, 143 Chri stopher Street in the West Village (northwest corner of Christopher Street and Greenwich Streets)\, between Hudson and Washington Streets.\nFor tick ets and/or make contributions:\nhttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256 9152\n\nCost: Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The entry f ee entitles you to appetizers and one nonalcoholic drink. The VMF also nee ds and believes in angels.  At moderate prices in an atmospheric setting\, Gaetana’s offers a full menu of typical Southern Italian dishes and bever ages of all types. Benefactor tickets for $100 and donations are welcomed and needed.\nFor tickets\, please send a check made out to Gerald Meyer an d write on the memo line “Friends of the Vito Marcantonio Forum.” Checks s hould be mail to either Gerald Meyer 381-2nd Street Bklyn 11215 or Roberto Ragone 231 W148th St. #1R NYC 10039.\n \nAbout VMF: The Vito Marcantonio Forum honors the memory of Vito Marcantonio\, one of the most progressive Congressmen in American history. A protégé of LaGuardia and Leonard Covell o\, Marcantonio has been called the Thaddeus Stevens of the 20th century. In the House Marc led the fight against the poll tax and to make lynching a federal crime. He defended the rights of immigrants\, and championed Pue rto Rico’s independence. In the postwar era\, he fought against McCarthyis m at home and the Cold War foreign policy. He represented East Harlem from the late 1930’s to the early 1950’s\, and although he ran on multiple par ty lines\, Marcantonio was a leader of the American Labor Party. Because o f his unshakable stand for progressive causes and defense of working peopl e\, ruling circles and the commercial press heaped on him buckets of sland er. His district was gerrymandered and laws changing election procedures w ere passed with the intent of defeating him. Yet\, he won time after time. The attacks\, especially red baiting\, intensified during the McCarthy pe riod. In 1950\, the Democratic\, Republican\, and Liberal parties coalesce d to defeat the last American Labor Party Congressman. Despite endless opp osition\, Marcantonio never backed down. He was planning another run for C ongress\, when on August 9\, 1954 at the age of 51\, he was stricken by a massive heart attack near City Hall. And although he died with a rosary in his pocket\, Cardinal Spellman refused him a Catholic burial\; Vito Marca ntonio is buried near his mentor\, La Guardia at historic Woodlawn Cemeter y.\n \nDonations are not tax deductible.\n\nThe Vito Marcantonio Forum (VM F) is an educational organization dedicated to preserving the history of t he radical political tradition of East Harlem\, the cultural backdrop of I talian Harlem and El Barrio and increasing awareness of the American Labor Party that Marcantonio led for years\, educator Leonard Covello\; and the critical role of the Left that rallied around Marcantonio.  \n\n \n\nShar e this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrintTickets: http://www.brownpaperticket s.com/event/2569152. 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Please help attend and contribute to our Fundraising event on July 17th.

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Once BrownPaperTickets.com accepts the creation of our event\,  our tickets and contributions will be accepted here:
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< a href='http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2569152'>Vito Marcantonio Forum 5th AnniversaryWhat: The Friends of the Vito Marcantonio Forum will celebra te the fifth anniversary of the Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF)\, whose publi c events have included nearly 30 lectures and panels accompanied by skits\ , dramatizations\, presentations\, and readings for diverse audiences rang ing from 20 to more than 100 In addition\, the VMF supports a website and has uploaded over thirty videos on youtube. The VMF has encouraged signifi cant efforts to produce research and writings on these topics\, and it has served as a clearing house for information on Vito Marcantonio and his wo rld.
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The Program: Th e celebration will present poetry\, dramatizations\, and interactive talks about Marc and his world\, performed by Gil Fagiani\, Gerald Meyer\, LuLu LoLo Pascale\, and Roberto Ragone.
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Additionally\ , Bernard Johnson will perform a dramatization of Pau l Robeson. Many may recall that Johnson’s last performance in October\, 20 14 for the VMF received a standing ovation.
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When: Sund ay\, July 17\, 2016 from 12 noon to 4PM .
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Where: Gaetana’s Cucina It aliana\, 143 Christopher Street in the West Village (northwest corner of C hristopher Street and Greenwich Streets)\, between Hudson and Washington S treets.
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For tickets and/or make contributions:
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Cost: Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The entry fee entitles you to appetizers and one nonalcoholic drink. The VMF also needs and believes in angels.  At mod erate prices in an atmospheric setting\, Gaetana’s offers a full menu of t ypical Southern Italian dishes and beverages of all types. Benefactor tick ets for $100 and donations are welcomed and needed.\n
For tickets\, please send a check made out to Gerald Meyer and write on th e memo line “Friends of the Vito Marcantonio Forum.” Checks should be mail to either Gerald Meyer 381-2nd Street Bklyn 11215 or Roberto R agone 231 W148th St. #1R NYC 10039.
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Abo ut VMF: The Vito Marcantonio Forum honors the memory of Vito Marcanton io\, one of the most progressive Congressmen in American history. A protég é of LaGuardia and Leonard Covello\, Marcantonio has been called the Thadd eus Stevens of the 20th century. In the House Marc led the figh t against the poll tax and to make lynching a federal crime. He defended t he rights of immigrants\, and championed Puerto Rico’s independence. In th e postwar era\, he fought against McCarthyism at home and the Cold War for eign policy. He represented East Harlem from the late 1930’s to the early 1950’s\, and although he ran on multiple party lines\, Marcantonio was a l eader of the American Labor Party. Because of his unshakable stand for pro gressive causes and defense of working people\, ruling circles and the com mercial press heaped on him buckets of slander. His district was gerrymand ered and laws changing election procedures were passed with the intent of defeating him. Yet\, he won time after time. The attacks\, especially red baiting\, intensified during the McCarthy period. In 1950\, the Democratic \, Republican\, and Liberal parties coalesced to defeat the last American Labor Party Congressman. Despite endless opposition\, Marcantonio never ba cked down. He was planning another run for Congress\, when on August 9\, 1 954 at the age of 51\, he was stricken by a massive heart attack near City Hall. And although he died with a rosary in his pocket\, Cardinal Spellma n refused him a Catholic burial\; Vito Marcantonio is buried near his ment or\, La Guardia at historic Woodlawn Cemetery.
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\nDonations are not tax deductible.
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The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) is an educa tional organization dedicated to preserving the history of the radical pol itical tradition of East Harlem\, the cultural backdrop of Italian Harlem and El Barrio and increasing awareness of the American Labor Party that Ma rcantonio led for years\, educator Leonard Covello\; and the critical role of the Left that rallied around Marcantonio.  
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X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:anniversary\,fundraiser X-COST:$20 adv/$25 door/$100 benefactor X-TICKETS-URL:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2569152 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1507@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:FREE EVENT\,Lecture\,Reading CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 718.541.9406\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com DESCRIPTION:Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954): Fourth Annual Commemoration\nWHAT : The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) invites one-and-all to attend “Vito Mar cantonio: Fourth Annual Commemoration”\nThe one-hour-long program will fea ture the reading of “The People’s Proclamation for Vito Marcantonio.”  In addition\, there will be dramatizations by Roberto Ragone and LuLu Pascale . Gerald Meyer will deliver a eulogy.  Elected officials are invited to at tend.\nWHEN: @ 3:00 PM\, on Sunday August 28th\, 2016\nWHERE: Outside City Hall Park across from the Woolworth Building. We are assembling there bec ause it is nearby the site where\, at 51\, the East Harlem Congressman fel l dead.\nPOST-EVENT: After the event\, attendees will retire to a restaura nt two blocks distance away. \nThe Back Story:  Vito Marcantonio (1902-195 4)\, who represented his community in the House of Representatives for sev en terms (1934-1936\, 1938-1950)\, was elected to office as a leader of th e American Labor Party. Through his activities\, in and outside of Congres s\, Marc\, as his constituents called him\, earned the status of national spokesperson for American progressives. An unrivaled leader in the struggl e for racial equality\, the rights of the foreign-born\, and against McCar thyism in all of its ugly manifestations\, Marcantonio was devoted to the cause of Puerto Rico’s independence. In 1950\, declaring his need to “vote his conscience\,” Vito Marcantonio was the sole member of Congress to vot e against United States participation in what he termed\, the civil war ra ging in Korea. Vilified and slandered in his life time\, Marc’s East Harle m’s mostly Italian-American\, Puerto Ricans\, and African-American constit uents remained fiercely loyal. However\, in 1950\, when confronted with a “regular” Democrat who was also endorsed by the Republican and Liberal par ties\, Marcantonio was defeated.\nMarc was buried in historic Woodlawn Cem etery in the northeast Bronx\, because Cardinal Spellman refused to allow him to be buried in a Catholic cemetery. Subsequently\, Vito Marcantonio’s colossal work for all those shut out of participation in the American dre am has been erased from American history. \nAbout the VMF:\nThe Vito Marca ntonio Forum (VMF) is an educational organization dedicated to preserving the history of the radical political tradition of East Harlem\, the cultur al backdrop of Italian Harlem and El Barrio and increasing awareness of th e American Labor Party that Marcantonio led for years\; and the critical r ole of the Left that rallied to Marcantonio.\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGo ogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20160828T150000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20160828T160000 GEO:+40.712095;-74.007903 LOCATION:City Hall Park (across the St from the Woolworth blg) SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Fourth Annual Commemoration Vito Marcantonio URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/fourth-annual-commemoration-of-vi to-marcantonio/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2016/08/Vito_Marcantonio_Forum_City_Hall_2016_320x180-300x169.png\;248\ ;139\,medium\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/V ito_Marcantonio_Forum_City_Hall_2016_320x180-300x169.png\;248\;139\,large\ ;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Vito_Marcanton io_Forum_City_Hall_2016_320x180-300x169.png\;248\;139\,full\;http://vitoma rcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Vito_Marcantonio_Forum_City_ Hall_2016_320x180-300x169.png\;248\;139 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

Vito Marcant onio (1902-1954): Fourth Annual Commemoration

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WHAT: The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) invites one-and-all to attend “Vito M arcantonio: Fourth Annual Commemoration”

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 _320x180The one-hour-long program will feature the reading of “The People ’s Proclamation for Vito Marcantonio.”  In addition\, there will be dramat izations by Roberto Ragone and LuLu Pascale. Gerald Meyer will deliver a e ulogy.  Elected officials are invited to attend.

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WHEN: @ < span data-term='goog_442191910'>3:00 PM\, on Sunday August 28t h\, 2016

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WHERE: Outside City Hall Park across from the Woolworth Building. We are assembling there because i t is nearby the site where\, at 51\, the East Harlem Congressman fell dead .

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< strong>The Back Story:  Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954)\, who re presented his community in the House of Representatives for seven terms (1 934-1936\, 1938-1950)\, was elected to office as a leader of the American Labor Party. Through his activities\, in and outside of Congress\, Marc\, as his constituents called him\, earned the status of national spokesperso n for American progressives. An unrivaled leader in the struggle for racia l equality\, the rights of the foreign-born\, and against McCarthyism in a ll of its ugly manifestations\, Marcantonio was devoted to the cause of Pu erto Rico’s independence. In 1950\, declaring his need to “vote his consci ence\,” Vito Marcantonio was the sole member of Congress to vote against U nited States participation in what he termed\, the civil war raging in Kor ea. Vilified and slandered in his life time\, Marc’s East Harlem’s mostly Italian-American\, Puerto Ricans\, and African-American constituents remai ned fiercely loyal. However\, in 1950\, when confronted with a “regular” D emocrat who was also endorsed by the Republican and Liberal parties\, Marc antonio was defeated.

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Marc was buried in historic Woodlaw n Cemetery in the northeast Bronx\, because Cardinal Spellman refused to a llow him to be buried in a Catholic cemetery. Subsequently\, Vito Marcanto nio’s colossal work for all those shut out of participation in the America n dream has been erased from American history. 

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About the VMF:

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The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) is an educ ational organization dedicated to preserving the history of the radical po litical tradition of East Harlem\, the cultural backdrop of Italian Harlem and El Barrio and increasing awareness of the American Labor Party that M arcantonio led for years\; and the critical role of the Left that rallied to Marcantonio.

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X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Melissa Mark-Viverito X-COST:20.00 X-TICKETS-URL:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2761054 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1615@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF\,Panel Discussion\ ,Reading CONTACT: DESCRIPTION:Gerald Meyer and Stephen Siciliano\nPresent\nBeloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein (1912-2007 ) and Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954)\nSponsored by the Vito Marcantonio Foru m (VMF)\nThe presentation of “Beloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein and Vito Marcantonio” is a presentat ion by Gerald Meyer\, author of Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician\, and Stephen Siciliano\, screenwriter and novelist\, that explores the relatio nship of the renown Marxist literary critic and the seven-term American La bor Party congressman from East Harlem. The event will take place on Satur day March 4\, from 3:00PM to 5:00PM\, in the Community Room of the Mulberr y Street Public Library\, 10 Jersey St. (btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.). Meyer will discuss the relationship between the seven-term American Labor Party Congressman and the political activist\, Marxist literary historian \, Siciliano will explore Annette’s analysis of Percy Shelly and Lord Byro n\, who Annette showed were revolutionary poets. The event will be chaired by Gil Fagiani. Free Admission / Light Refreshments\nGil Fagiani\, a foun ding member of the VMF and co-curator of the Italian American Writers Asso ciation\, is the author of six collections of poetry\, most recently\, A B lanquito in El Barrio.\nGerald Meyer\, a Co-Chair of the VMF and Prof. at Hostos Com. Col. (CUNY)\, is author of Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politicia n\, co-editor of The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism\, and numer ous articles.\nStephen Siciliano\, a founding member of the VMF\, is the a uthor of Vedette or Conversations with the Flamenco Shadows andThe Sidewal k Smokers Club\, who also writes for Marcantoniana: Items from the Life an d Times of the Marvelous Vito Marcantonios.\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoo gleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20170220T051800 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20170220T061800 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Beloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein (1912-2007) and Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/beloved-comrades-the-political-an d-personal-partnership-of-annette-t-rubinstein-1912-2007/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2017/02/VMF_Annette-Rubinstein-G.-I.-School-Ex-Head-Balks-at-Red-Query- 300x182.jpg\;300\;182\,medium\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/ uploads/2017/02/VMF_Annette-Rubinstein-G.-I.-School-Ex-Head-Balks-at-Red-Q uery-300x182.jpg\;300\;182\,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-cont ent/uploads/2017/02/VMF_Annette-Rubinstein-G.-I.-School-Ex-Head-Balks-at-R ed-Query-300x182.jpg\;300\;182\,full\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-c ontent/uploads/2017/02/VMF_Annette-Rubinstein-G.-I.-School-Ex-Head-Balks-a t-Red-Query-300x182.jpg\;300\;182 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

Gera ld Meyer and Stephen Siciliano

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Present

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Beloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnershi p of Annette T. Rubinstein (1912-2007) and Vito Marcanton io (1902-1954)

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Sponsored by the Vito Marcantoni o Forum (VMF)

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Annette RubinsteinThe presentation of “Beloved Comrades: The Political and Person al Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein and Vito Marcantonio” is a presentation by Gerald Meyer\, author of Vito Marca ntonio: Radical Politician\, and Stephen Siciliano\, screenwriter and novelist\, that explores the relationship of the renown Marxist literary critic and the seven-term American Labor Party congressman from East Harle m. The event will take place on S aturday March 4\, from 3:00PM to 5 :00PM\, in the Community Room of the Mulberry Stre et Public Library\, 10 Jersey St. (btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts .). Meyer will discuss the relationship between the seven-term American La bor Party Congressman and the political activist\, Marxist literary histor ian\, Siciliano will explore Annette’s analysis of Percy Shelly and Lord B yron\, who Annette showed were revolutionary poets. The event will be chai red by Gil Fagiani. Free Admission / Light Refreshments\n

Gil Fagiani\, a founding member of the VMF and co- curator of the Italian American Writers Association\, is the author of six collections of poetry\, most recently\, A Blanquito in El Barrio .
\nGerald Meyer\, a Co-Chair of the VMF and Prof. a t Hostos Com. Col. (CUNY)\, is author of Vito Marcantonio: Radical Pol itician\, co-editor of The Lost World of Italian American Radical ism\, and numerous articles.
\nStephen Siciliano\, a founding member of the VMF\, is the author of Vedette or Convers ations with the Flamenco Shadows andThe Sidewalk Smokers Club\, who also writes for Marcantoniana: Items from the Life and Times o f the Marvelous Vito Marcantonios.

\n X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Annette T. Rubinstein END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1642@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:American Labor Party\,Chelsea Rising\,Community R oom\,FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF\,Lecture\,Networking Event\,Penn South \,Reading Circle CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 7184995446\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com DESCRIPTION:The Vito Marcantonio Forum and the Chelsea Rising have launched a joint Reading Circle that will meet on the third Wednesday of the month \, 6:30PM in Penn South’s Community Room at 339 West 24th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves.\, closer to 9th Ave.). The Community Room has its own entr ance which is under an awning proudly announcing “Community Room.” After a very successful first meeting\, we will convene our second session on Wed . May 17. \nOur text\, I Vote My Conscience: Debates\, Speeches\, and Writ ings of Vito Marcantonio\, edited by Annette T. Rubinstein\, is an invalua ble source for all those interested in studying the life and work of Vito Marcantonio\, seven-term\, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman who repr esented East Harlem and the entire American Left so well. I Vote My Consci ence presents: excerpts from Marcantonio’s debates and speeches from each of his seven terms in office\; a special section on Marc’s work on behalf of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican people\; and lastly excerpts from his legal briefs for W. E. B. DuBois and other victims of McCarthyism. In addi tion to his Congressional work\, Marc served as Chairperson of the ALP\, a nd ran for Mayor in 1949\, under its banner.\nThis month’s session will fo cus on his Congressional speeches and debates from his first term in offic e.  Copies of I Vote My Conscience will be on sale for $10\, or can be pur chased in advance by sending a $13 check to Gerald Meyer 381-2nd St. Bklyn . 11215.\nGerald Meyer\, Co-Chair VMF\n \nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogle EmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20170517T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20170517T193000 GEO:+40.746138;-73.999156 LOCATION:Penn South Community Room @ 339 W 24th St\, New York\, NY 10011\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Vito Marcantonio Forum & Chelsea Rising Reading Circle  URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/vitomarcantonioforumandchelsearis ingreadingcircle/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

The V ito Marcantonio Forum and the Chelsea Rising hav e launched a joint Reading Circle that will meet on the t hird Wednesday of the month\, 6:30PM in Penn South’s Community Roo m at 339 West 24th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves.\, closer to 9t h Ave.). The Community Room has its own entrance which is under an awning proudly announcing “Community Room.” After a very successful first meeting \, we will convene our second session on Wed. May 17. 

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Our text\, I Vote My Conscience: Debates\, Speeches\, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio\, edited by Annet te T. Rubinstein\, is an invaluable source for all those interested in studying the life and work of Vito Marcantonio\, seven-term\, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman who represented East Harlem and the ent ire American Left so well. I Vote My Conscience presents: excerpts from Marcantonio’s debates and speeches from each of his seven terms in of fice\; a special section on Marc’s work on behalf of Puerto Rico and the P uerto Rican people\; and lastly excerpts from his legal briefs for W. E. B . DuBois and other victims of McCarthyism. In addition to his Congressiona l work\, Marc served as Chairperson of the ALP\, and ran for Mayor in 1949 \, under its banner.

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This month’s session will focus on his Congre ssional speeches and debates from his first term in office.  Copies of I Vote My Conscience will be on sale for $10\, or can be purchased in advance by sending a $13 check to Gerald Meyer 381-2nd St. Bklyn. 11215.\n

Gerald Meyer\, Co-Chair VMF

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\n X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Annette T. Rubinstein\,east harlem\,Marcantonio\,Rubi nstein END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1647@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:Chelsea Rising\,Community Room\,FREE EVENT\,Frien ds of the VMF\,Lecture\,Networking Event\,Penn South\,Reading\,Reading Cir cle CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 7184995446\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com DESCRIPTION:The Vito Marcantonio Forum  / Chelsea Rising  \nThe Vito Marcan tonio Forum and Chelsea Rising have launched a joint Reading Circle that m eets on the third Wednesday of the month @ 6:00PM in Penn South’s Communit y Room at 339 West 24th Street (between 8th  & 9th Aves.\, closer to 9th A ve.). The Community Room has its own entrance which is under an awning pro udly announcing “Community Room.” The Reading Circle’s second meeting was as successful as our first. We will convene our third session on Wednesday \, June 21\, 2017 @ 6:00PM. \nOur text\, I Vote My Conscience: Debates\, S peeches\, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio\, edited by Annette T. Rubinste in\, is an invaluable source for all those interested in studying the life and work of seven-term\, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman\, Vito Ma rcantonio\, who courageously represented East Harlem and the entire Americ an Left.\nI Vote My Conscience presents: useful Introductory matter\; exce rpts from Marcantonio’s debates and speeches from each of his seven terms in office\; a special section on his work on behalf of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican people\; and lastly excerpts from his legal briefs for W. E. B. DuBois and other victims of McCarthyism. In addition to his Congressio nal work\, Marc served as Chairperson of the ALP\, and ran for Mayor in 19 49\, under its banner.\nThe June 21st session will focus on Marcantonio’s Congressional speeches and debates from his first second in office.  Copie s of I Vote My Conscience will be on sale for $10\, or can be purchased in advance by sending a $13 check to Gerald Meyer 381-2nd St. Bklyn. 11215. \nGerald Meyer\, Co-Chair VMF\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20170621T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20170621T200000 GEO:+34.137852;-117.290564 LOCATION:Penn South Community Room @ 339 W 24th St\, San Bernardino\, CA 92 405\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/1647/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

The Vito M arcantonio Forum  / Chelsea Rising 

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The Vito Marcanton io Forum and Chelsea Rising have launched a joint Reading Circle that meets on the third Wednesday of the month @ 6:00PM in Penn So uth’s Community Room at 339 West 24th Street (between 8th   & 9th Aves.\, closer to 9th Ave.). The Community Room has its own entran ce which is under an awning proudly announcing “Community Room.” The Readi ng Circle’s second meeting was as successful as our first. We will convene our third session on Wednesday\, June 21\, 2017 @ 6:00PM. 

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Our text\, I Vote My Conscience: Debates\, Speeches\, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio\, edited by Annette T. Rubinstein \, is an invaluable source for all those interested in studying the li fe and work of seven-term\, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman\ , Vito Marcantonio\, who courageously represented East Harlem and the enti re American Left.

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I Vote My Conscience presents: useful Int roductory matter\; excerpts from Marcantonio’s debates and speeches from e ach of his seven terms in office\; a special section on his work on behalf of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican people\; and lastly excerpts from his legal briefs for W. E. B. DuBois and other victims of McCarthyism. In add ition to his Congressional work\, Marc served as Chairperson of the ALP\, and ran for Mayor in 1949\, under its banner.

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The June 21st session will focus on Marcantonio’s Congressiona l speeches and debates from his first second in office.  Copies of I Vo te My Conscience will be on sale for $10\, or can be purchased in adva nce by sending a $13 check to Gerald Meyer 381-2nd St. Bklyn. 11215.

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Gerald Meyer\, Co-Chair VMF

\n END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1661@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:American Labor Party\,Book Presentation\,Chelsea Rising\,Community Room\,FREE EVENT\,Penn South\,Reading\,Reading Circle CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 7185419406\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com\; http://vitomarca ntonioforum.com/vito-marcantonio-forum-chelsea-rising-reading-circle/ DESCRIPTION:The Vito Marcantonio Forum and Chelsea Rising are sponsoring a joint Reading Circle that meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:0 0 PM in Penn South’s Community Room at 339 West 24th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves.\, closer to 9th Ave.). The Community Room has its own entrance which is under an awning proudly announcing “Community Room.” We will conv ene our fourth session on Wed. July 19TH 2017 at 6:00 PM.\nOur text\, I Vo te My Conscience: Debates\, Speeches\, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio\, edited by Annette T. Rubinstein\, is an invaluable source for all those in terested in studying the life and work of seven-term\, American Labor Part y (ALP) Congressman\, Vito Marcantonio\, who courageously represented East Harlem and the entire American Left.\nThe June 21st session will focus on Marcantonio’s Congressional speeches and debates from his third term in o ffice\, pp. 137 to 168. Copies of I Vote My Conscience will be on sale for $10\, or can be purchased in advance by sending a $13 check to Gerald Mey er 381-2nd St. Brooklyn. 11215.\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrin t DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20170719T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20170719T200000 GEO:+40.746138;-73.999156 LOCATION:Penn South’s Community Room @ 339 W 24th St\, New York\, NY 10011 \, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/marcantonio-reading-circle/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

The V ito Marcantonio Forum and Chelsea Rising are spo nsoring a joint Reading Circle that meets on the third We dnesday of the month at 6:00 PM in Penn South’s Community Room at 339 West 24th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves.\, closer to 9< sup>th Ave.). The Community Room has its own entrance which is under an awning proudly announcing “Community Room.” We will convene our fourth session on Wed. July 19TH 2017 at 6:00 PM.

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Our text\, I Vote My Conscience: Debates\, Speeches\, an d Writings of Vito Marcantonio\, edited by Annette T. Rubinstein\, is an invaluable source for all those interested in studying the li fe and work of seven-term\, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman\, Vito Marcantonio\, who courageously represented East Harlem and the entire Amer ican Left.

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The June 21st session will focus on Marcanto nio’s Congressional speeches and debates from his third term in office\, p p. 137 to 168. Copies of I Vote My Conscience will be on sale for $10\, or can be purchased in advance by sending a $13 ch eck to Gerald Meyer 381-2nd St. Brooklyn. 11215.

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X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Annette T. Rubinstein\,gerald meyer\,vito marcantonio END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1671@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:FREE EVENT\,Friends of the VMF\,Lecture\,Networki ng Event\,Panel Discussion CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 7184995446\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com\; vitomarcantoniof orum.com DESCRIPTION:Join VMF & IAWA for an Exclusive Screening:\nPane Amaro/Bitter Bread\nfollowed by a Q&A with Directors\nGianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurie n\n\nSaturday\, August 12 @ NYPL Mulberry St.\, NYC\n\nWhat: The Vito Marc antonio Forum (VMF) will present PANE AMARO/BITTER BREAD\, which has been called the first comprehensive depiction on film of the early Italian Amer ican experience on the East Coast of the US. The result of over four years of research in the United States and in Italy\, this feature-length docum entary tracks the social\, economic\, and political transformation of Ital ians from immigrant victims of violence and prejudice to respected members of American society. (104 minutes)\n\nWhen: Saturday August 12\, from 1:0 0 pm to 4:30 pm\n\nWhere: Community Room of the Mulberry Street Public Lib rary\, 10 Jersey St. (btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.).\n\nWho: Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien will take questions and discuss the making of Pan e Amaro.\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20170812T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20170812T163000 GEO:+40.724034;-73.995619 LOCATION:Mulberry Street Public Library @ 10 Jersey St\, New York\, NY 1001 2\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Exclusive Screening of Pane Amaro/Bitter Bread followed by a Q&A wi th Directors Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/screening-of-pane-amaro/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2017/08/pane_amaro_cover-150x150.png\;150\;150\;1\,medium\;http://vitom arcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/pane_amaro_cover-230x300.pn g\;230\;300\;1\,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/ 2017/08/pane_amaro_cover.png\;289\;377\; X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n
Join VMF & IAWA for an Exclus ive Screening:
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Pane Amaro< /em>/Bitter Bread
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followed by a Q&A with Directors
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Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien
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Saturday\, Aug ust 12 @ NYPL Mulberry St.\, NYC
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What: The Vito Marcantonio Forum ( VMF) will present PANE AMARO/BITTER BREAD\, which has been called the first comprehensive depiction on film of the early Italian American e xperience on the East Coast of the US. The result of over four years of re search in the United States and in Italy\, this feature-length documentary tracks the social\, economic\, and political transformation of Italians f rom immigrant victims of violence and prejudice to respected members of Am erican society. (104 minutes)
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When: Saturday August 12\, from < strong>1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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\nWhere: Community Room of the Mulberry Street Public Li brary\, 10 Jersey St. (btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.).
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Who: Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien will take questions and discuss the making of Pane Amaro.
\n X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:Gianfranco Norelli\,Pane Amaro\,Suma Kurien END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1684@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:Chelsea Rising\,Community Room\,FREE EVENT\,Frien ds of the VMF\,Networking Event\,Penn South\,Reading\,Reading Circle CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 7184995446\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com DESCRIPTION:Dont miss the next\nVMF Monthly Reading Circle\nWed\, Sept 20th from 6 PM – 9 PM\nThe Vito Marcantonio Forum and CHELSEA RISING are spons oring a joint READING CIRCLE that meets on the third Wednesday of the mont h at 6:00 PM in Penn South’s Community Room at 339 W 24th St\, New York\, NY 10011(between 8th & 9th Aves.\, closer to 9th Ave.). The Community Room has its own entrance which is under an awning proudly announcing “Communi ty Room.”\nThe text being used is Annette Rubinstein’s I VOTE MY CONSCIENC E. We will convene our 6th session on Wed. SEPT 20\, 2017 at 6:00 PM. PIct ured are California-based journalist Bob Masullo\, and VMF Board members   Gerald Meyer and Gil Fagiani who participated in the August session of the READING CIRCLE. Admissions if free of charge and all are welcomed to join us.\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20170920T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20170920T200000 GEO:+40.746138;-73.999156 LOCATION:Community Room @ 339 W 24th St\, New York\, NY 10011\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Next VMF Monthly Reading Circle: Wed\, Sept 20th from 6 PM – 9 PM URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/next-vmf-monthly-reading-circle-w ed-sept-20th-6-pm-9-pm/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

Dont miss the next

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VMF Monthly Reading Circle

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Wed\, Sept 20th from 6 PM – 9 PM

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The Vito Marcantonio Forum and CHELSEA RISING are spon soring a joint READING CIRCLE that meets on the third Wednesday of the mon th at 6:00 PM in Penn South’s Community Room at 339 W 24th St\, New York\, NY 10011(between 8th & 9th Aves.\, closer to 9th Ave.). The Community Roo m has its own entrance which is under an awning proudly announcing “Commun ity Room.”

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The text being used is Annette Rubinstein’s I VOTE MY C ONSCIENCE. We will convene our 6th session on Wed. SEPT 20\, 2017 at 6:00 PM. PIctured are California-based journalist Bob Masullo\, and VMF Board m embers  Gerald Meyer and Gil Fagiani who participated in the August sessio n of the READING CIRCLE. Admissions if free of charge and all are welcomed to join us.

\n END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1696@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:film screening\,FREE EVENT CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 718-541-9406\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com\; VitoMarcantoni oForum.org DESCRIPTION:If Only I Were That Warrior:\nA Documentary Film by Valerio Cir iaci\nThe Vito Marcantonio Forum proudly presents: If Only I Were That War rior\, with a Q & A with its director\, Valerio Ciriaci\nIf Only I Were Th at Warrior explores Italy’s Fascist government’s near-forgotten invasion o f Ethiopia in 1935\, which was spurred on by Mussolini’s lust to avenge th e Ethiopian people’s successful defense of their independence by defeating \, in 1896\, the Italian Army at Adwa. The second invasion smashed Ethiopi a’s resistance through overwhelming force aided by the use of poison gas a nd other atrocious methods. If Only I Were That Warrior is in Italian with English subtitles. \n\n\nThe documentary deftly illuminates this event th rough an exploration of the reaction—in Italy\, Ethiopia\, and the United States—to the erection of a monument to the leader of the Fascist invasion \, General Rodolfo Graziani\, in his hometown outside of Rome. Valerio Cir iaci’s daring direction advances this complex story by moving from Italy t o Ethiopia\, and the Ethiopian community in the United States. Isaak Lipzi n’s photography presents stunning tableaux of these contrasting background s. Along the way\, we meet unforgettable Italians and Ethiopians determine d that fascist victories not be celebrated. In a very real sense\, If Only I Were That Warrior is the Italian-Ethiopian analog to Ken Burnes and Lyn n Novic’s Viet Nam War\, and like that masterpiece\, it alludes to a chanc e for reconciliation. In this way\, Ciriaci and his colleagues have create d a transcendent and important work. Gerald Meyer\nFree Admission\; Light refreshments\nUpcoming Event: The VMF / Chelsea Rising Reading Circle\, on  Wed. 10/18\, 6:00 to 8:00\, in Penn South’s Community Room 339\, W 24thSt .\, will continue its study of Annette T. Rubinstein’s\, I Vote My Conscie nce: Vito Marcantonio’s Debates\, Speeches\, and Writings.\n\n\nShare this :FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20171007T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20171007T160000 GEO:+39.71625;-104.919261 LOCATION:Mulberry Street Public Library @ 10 Jersey St\, Denver\, CO 80220\ , USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:If Only I Were That Warrior: A Documentary Film by Valerio Ciriaci URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/if-only-i-were-that-warrior-free- film-screening/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2017/09/If-Only-I-Were-That-Warrior-1-1024x576.jpg\;625\;352\,medium\;h ttp://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/If-Only-I-Were-T hat-Warrior-1-1024x576.jpg\;625\;352\,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.c om/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/If-Only-I-Were-That-Warrior-1-1024x576.jpg\; 625\;352\,full\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09 /If-Only-I-Were-That-Warrior-1-1024x576.jpg\;625\;352 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n
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If Only I Were That Warrior:

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A Documentary Film by Valerio Ciria ci

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The Vito Marcantonio Forum proudly presents:  If Only I Were That Warrior\, with a Q & A with its director\, Valerio Ciriaci

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If Only I Were That Warrior explores Italy’s Fascist government’s near-forgotten invasion of Ethiopia in 1935\, which was spurred on by Mussolini’s lust to avenge the Ethiopian people’s successful defense of their independence by defeati ng\, in 1896\, the Italian Army at Adwa. The second invasion smashed Ethio pia’s resistance through overwhelming force aided by the use of poison gas and other atrocious methods. If Only I Were That Warrior is in I talian with English subtitles. 

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The documentary deftly ill uminates this event through an exploration of the reaction—in Italy\, Ethi opia\, and the United States—to the erection of a monument to the leader o f the Fascist invasion\, General Rodolfo Graziani\, in his hometown outsid e of Rome. Valerio Ciriaci’s daring direction advances this complex story by moving from Italy to Ethiopia\, and the Ethiopian community in the Unit ed States. Isaak Lipzin’s photography presents stunning tableaux of these contrasting backgrounds. Along the way\, we meet unforgettable Italians an d Ethiopians determined that fascist victories not be celebrated. In a ver y real sense\, If Only I Were That Warrior is the Italian-Ethiopi an analog to Ken Burnes and Lynn Novic’s Viet Nam War\, and like that masterpiece\, it alludes to a chance for reconciliation. In this way\ , Ciriaci and his colleagues have created a transcendent and important wor k. Gerald Meyer

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Free Admission\; Light refreshments

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The Vito Ma rcantonio Forum and Chelsea Rising are cosponsoring a Reading Circle that\ , since April\, has met\, from 6:00 to 8:00\, every third Wednesday of the month\, to study I Vote My Conscience: Debates\, Speeches\, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio\, edited by Annette T. Rubinstein. < b>This volume\, which is on sale for $7\, is an invaluable source for stud ying the life and work of seven-term (1934-36\; 1938-50)\, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman Vito Marcantonio\, who courageously and brilliantl y represented East Harlem and the entire American Left. In addition to his Congressional work\, Marc served as Chairperson of the ALP\, and ran for Mayor in 1949\, under its banner. As defense attorney on behalf of W. E. B . DuBois\, William Patterson\, and other victims of McCarthyism\, he succe eded in having their indictments overturned.
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I Vote My Conscience presents excerpts from Marcantoni o’s debates and speeches from each of his seven terms in office. The CR / VMF Re ading Circle’s Nov. 15thsession will focus on his seventh-and -last term of office\, where he fought an almost one-man battle in the vai n hope to stem McCarthyism at home and “Wall Street imperialism” (as Marc called it) abroad. In his last speech\, when he cast the only vote in opposition to US intervention into the Korean Civil War\, he declared\, “I must vote my conscience!”
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There will be a reading of the poem\, “Litany of San Vito \,” by Gil Fagiani that will be performed by: Christopher Be ll\, (English)\, Maria Lisella\, (Italian)\, and Gloria E. Quiñones (Spani sh). Other talks include:

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Vito Marcantonio Forum / Chelsea Rising Reading Circ le

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On every third Wednesday of the mont h\, since April\, the VMF / Chelsea Rising Reading Circle has met\, from 6 :00 to 8:00\, to study I Vote My Conscience: Debates\, Speeche s\, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio\, edited by Annette T. Rubinstein.

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Dec. 25th’s session will focus on Marc’s monumental se rvice to the cause of Puerto Rico and the defense of the rights of Puerto Ricans in the diaspora. “Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican People\, 1935 to 1950\,” pp. 374-439.

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The Untold History of the United State s: A Documentary by Oliver Stone Screening and Open Discussion Part 2!

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WHAT: Screening of The Untold History of  the United States. Chaired by VMF Treasurer\, Adam V. Meyer\, and moderated by R oberto Ragone\, co-chair of the Vito Marcantonio Forum\, the film will be followed by an open discussion
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Light Ref reshments / Free Admission
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About the film: This series will focus on th e first four chapters of The Untold History\, which spans th e events leading up to United States entry into World War II until the outbreak of the Korean War. This period coincides with Marcantonio’s s even-term tenure in Congress\, where he advocated for policies aligned wit h those presented in The Untold History.
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THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 12TH IN VIEW OF THE PASSING OF GIL FA GIANI.

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You a re Invited to Join The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) 
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WHAT: Screening of The Untold Histo ry of  the United States\; Part Three: The Bomb. All screenings are followed by an open discussion. Adam Meyer will chair the Open Discussion led by Pro fessor Gerald Meyer\; VMF co-chair\, Roberto Ragone\, will present  a dramatization  of a Vito Marcantonio speech. 
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WHEN: Saturday\, April 14\, 2018 fr om 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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The Vito Marc antonio Forum (VMF) is an educational organization dedicated to preserving the history of the radical political tradition of East Harlem\, the cultu ral backdrop of Italian Harlem and El Barrio and increasing awareness of t he American Labor Party that Marcantonio led for years\; and the critical role of the Left that rallied to Marcantonio.
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\n X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:gerald meyer\,Hiroshima\,Korean War\,Nagasaki\,Nucleu r Bomb\,Oliver Stone\,The Bomb\,The Untold History of the United States\,T ruman\,World War II END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-1980@vitomarcantonioforum.com DTSTAMP:20180818T085043Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:Community Room\,film screening\,FREE EVENT\,reena ctment CONTACT:Gerald Meyer\; 718-541-9406\; geraldjmeyer@aol.com DESCRIPTION:You are invited to join The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) contin ues with the last installment  of Oliver Stone’s multi-part documentary\, \nThe Untold History of the United States: Chapter 3: The Bomb.\n\nWHAT: S creening of The Untold History of  the United States. Chaired by Gerald Me yer\, VMF co-chair of the Vito Marcantonio Forum\, the film will be follow ed by an open discussion\nWHEN: Saturday\, May 12th\, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM\nWHERE: Community Room at the Mulberry Street PL\, 10 Jersey St. \n(btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.)\nPLEASE NOTE: This it the final sessio n\nLight Refreshments / Free Admission \n\n\n\n\n\nAbout the film: This se ries will focus on the first four chapters of The Untold History\, which s pans the events leading up to United States entry into World War II until the outbreak of the Korean War. This period coincides with Marcantonio’s s even-term tenure in Congress\, where he advocated for policies aligned wit h those presented in The Untold History.\n\n\n\nAbout Oliver Stone: This p rolific and ingenious screenwriter and director has authored numerous awar d-winning feature  films\, including Salvador\, The Fourth of July\, JFK —  that have reached millions of viewers with dramatic depictions of histori c events that challenge conventional interpretations of critical events of our time. Stone’s official website is oliverstone.com and his official Tw itter handle is: @TheOliverStone\n\nShare this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailP rint DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180512T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180512T161500 GEO:+40.724115;-73.995592 LOCATION:Mulberry Street Public Library @ 10 Jersey St\, New York\, NY 1001 2\, USA SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Untold History of the United States: Chapter 3: The Bomb URL:http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/event/the-untold-history-of-the-united- states-chapter-3-the-bomb/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-WP-IMAGES-URL:thumbnail\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploa ds/2018/04/nucleur-explosion-300x169.jpg\;300\;169\,medium\;http://vitomar cantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nucleur-explosion-300x169.jpg \;300\;169\,large\;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018 /04/nucleur-explosion-300x169.jpg\;300\;169\,full\;http://vitomarcantoniof orum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nucleur-explosion-300x169.jpg\;300\;16 9 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n

You are invited to j oin The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) continues with the last installment  of Oliver Stone’s multi-part documentary\,

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The Untold History of t he United States: Chapter 3: The Bomb.

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WHAT: Screening of The Untold History of  t he United States. Chaired by Gerald Meyer\, VMF co-chair of the Vito M arcantonio Forum\, the film will be followed by an open discussion
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WHEN: S aturday\, May 12th\, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
\nWHERE: Commu nity Room at the Mulberry Street PL\, 10 Jersey St.
\n(btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.)
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PLEASE NOTE: This it the final session
\nLight Refresh ments / Free Admission 
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About the film: This series will focus on the first four chapters of The Untold History \, which spans the events leading up to United States entry into World War II until the outbreak of the Korean War. This period coinci des with Marcantonio’s seven-term tenure in Congress\, where he advocated for policies aligned with those presented in The Untold History.\n
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Ab out Oliver Stone: This prolific and ingenious screenwriter and director has authored numerous award-winning feature  films\, including Salvador\, The Fourth of July\, JFK — that have reached millions of viewers with dramatic depictions of historic events that chal lenge conventional interpretations of critical events of our time. Stone’s official website is oliverstone.com  and his official Twitter handle is: @TheOliverStone
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\n X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:gerald meyer\,Mulberry Street Library\,NYPL\,Oliver S tone\,Roberto Ragone END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR