http://vitomarcantonioforum.com America/New_York America/New_York America/New_York 20181104T020000 -0400 -0500 EST 20190310T020000 -0500 -0400 EDT ai1ec-1135@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z book party,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Lecture,Reading Gerald Meyer; 718..541-9406; geraldjmeyer@aol.com Saturday, October 31, from 2:00 to 4:00 @ NYPL’s Mulberry Branch Library, VMF will present a symposium on Waiting for Yesterday (Bordighera Press), Michael Parenti’s memoir of growing up in Italian Harlem. Speakers will include: author Stephen Siciliano and dramatizations by life-long East Harlem resident performance artist, LuLu LoLo Pascale and  activist, actor and marketing expert, Roberto Ragone. Emcee and renowned poet, Gil Fagiani, will be moderating the event. 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. Waiting For Yesterday by Michael Parenti Parenti is the author of 23 books and many more articles. His highly acclaimed writings cover a wide range of subjects: U.S. politics, culture, ideology, political economy, imperialism, fascism, communism, democratic socialism, free-marketorthodoxies, conservative judicial activism, religion, ancient history, modern history, historiography, 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. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20151031T140000 20151031T160000 +40.724034;-73.995619 Mulberry Street Library @ 10 Jersey Street, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 Symposium on Waiting for Yesterday (Bordighera Press), Michael Parenti’s memoir of growing up in Italian Harlem thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Michael-Parenti-300x225.jpg;300;225,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Michael-Parenti-300x225.jpg;300;225,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Michael-Parenti-300x225.jpg;300;225,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Michael-Parenti-300x225.jpg;300;225 Michael Parenti,Waiting For Yesterday ai1ec-1323@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF Don’t miss the screening of these two amazing, short films. We especially are interested in the Ralph Fasanella documentary! 1pm: It’s One Family – Knock on Wood (1982) – Orlando Furioso is a five foot tall 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 children, 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 grandchildren, a family bound together by a Sicilian folk tradition that dates back to the 16th Century. Mike still builds marionettes; Aida sews capes and gowns; on stage, Orlando woos Angelica in the court of Charlemagne, as the entire family works together to entertain audiences across America. Directed by Tony DeNonno. Runtime – 24 minutes. 1:30pm Ralph Fasanella: Song of the City (1981) – A film documenting the life and art of Ralph Fasanella, a self-taught painter born in Greenwich Village in 1914. Raised in a struggling immigrant Italian-American 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 minutes Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20160220T130000 20160220T143000 +40.724034;-73.995619 NYPL Mulberry Street Branch @ 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ralph-Fasanella.jpg;667;329,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ralph-Fasanella.jpg;667;329,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ralph-Fasanella.jpg;667;329,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ralph-Fasanella.jpg;667;329 Maria Lisella,movie screening,Mulberry Stre,Vito Marcantonio Forum ai1ec-1325@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Reading THE RESISTANCE READING SERIES Sunday, February 21, 2016 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. An Evening of Poetry and Prose hosted by Tsaurah Litsky featuring Gil Fagiani & Bonny Finberg WHERE: Gallery Gaia 79 Hudson Avenue at Front Street Brooklyn, New York Vinegar Hill, North Dumbo A few blocks from the York Street F train subway stop THE RESISTANCE is a monthly reading series designed to foster light in these dark times. * Come early to sign up for a space in the Open Reading! Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20160221T170000 20160221T190000 +40.702394;-73.980848 Gallery Gaia @ 79 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA 0 The Resistance Reading Series presents: An evening of poetry and prose free Bonny Finberg,Gallery Gaia,Gil Fagiani,poetry and prose,Resistance Reading Series,Tsaurah Litsky ai1ec-1336@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Networking Event Gil Fagiani; fagianella@aol.com The Italian American Book Festival (Sagra Del Libro) WHEN: Friday, February 26, 2016 from 6 to 10 pm WHERE: Lodge Hall at 113 Baxter Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy.   COST: Free admission; $5 donation for authors selling books 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 Books). Our Sagra del Libro continues in the spirit of that movement by celebrating our Italian-American literary culture. The night will be enhanced with entertainment, readings by participating authors including American Book Award winner Maria Mazziotti Gillan. All 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 donation 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 the authors will make for a fascinating evening of celebrating our Italian-American writers. HOW: Contact Bob Agnoli Rdiangelica@aol.com or Gil Fagiani at fagianella@aol.com to reserve a spot. Payment in advance by check should be made out to the Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge and mailed to Mr. Robert Agnoli, 175 Pinehurst Avenue #1F, New York, NY 10033.   ABOUT The Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge #285: was formed by John Fratta and Robert Fonti 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 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 social events throughout the year, raises funds for cancer research, Cooley’s Anemia, Autism and other causes, and most recently hosted a Christmas party for the children of the Henry Street Settlement House. Emelise Aleandri was a former president of the Lodge.   ABOUT: IAWA was founded in 1991 to promote Italian-American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of Italian-American writing and to give Italian-American writers a public forum where the full range of Italian-American expression could find a hearing. IAWA has nurtured the growth of a genuine community of Italian-American readers and writers. Prof. Robert Viscusi, Broeklundian Professor and Executive Officer of the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College, 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. The Sagra Book Festival Committee is chaired by Robert Agnoli for the Petrosino 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 Bill Castleberry, Leslie Donofrio, Angel Marinaccio and Chris Thornton. We look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable Italian-American cultural celebration. Robert Agnoli T: 646-398-7608 C: 917-816-9916 E; Rdiangelica@aol.com Italian American Writers Association Lt Joseph Petrosino Lodge, Order Sons of Italy in America Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20160226T180000 20160226T220000 +40.717814;-73.999059 Lodge Hall @ 113 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013, USA 0 free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/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-sons-of-italy-in-america-logo.jpg;191;179 Book Fair,Book Festival,Italian American Writers Association,Order Sons of Italy in America,The Italian American Book Festival (Sagra Del Libro) ai1ec-1357@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z book party,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Lecture,Networking Event,Reading The Vito Marcantonio Forum Author Series Presents War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony by Nelson Antonio Denis book presentation with author and historian, Nelson A. Denis. Also included are readings by Roberto Ragone and Gigi Assante. Chaired by Gil Fagiani. Location: Community Room at Mulberry Street, on Wednesday, April 6, from 5p.m. to 6:45p.m. FREE EVENT! Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20160406T170000 20160406T184500 +40.724369;-73.995893 New York Public Library Mulberry Street Branch @ Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 FREE EVENT at the community room at Mulberry Street, on Wednesday, April 6, from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/war-on-puerto-ricans-nelson-a-denis-1.jpg;388;276,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/war-on-puerto-ricans-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/war-on-puerto-ricans-nelson-a-denis-1.jpg;388;276 book presentation,Nelson A Denis,NYPL ai1ec-1388@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z book party,Book Presentation,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Lecture,Networking Event,Reading,reenactment Marcella Bencivenni’s Book Presentation Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940 by Marcella Bencivenni 287 pages 23 halftones May, 2011 ISBN: 9780814791035 Maligned by modern media and often stereotyped, Italian Americans possess a vibrant, if largely forgotten, radical past. In Italian Immigrant Radical Culture, Marcella Bencivenni delves into the history of the sovversivi, a transnational generation of social rebels, and offers a fascinating portrait of their political struggle as well as their milieu, beliefs, and artistic creativity in the United States. Marcella Bencivenni As early as 1882, the sovversivi founded a socialist club in Brooklyn. Radical organizations then multiplied and spread across the country, from large urban cities to smaller industrial mining areas. By 1900, thirty official Italian sections of the Socialist Party along the East Coast and countless independent anarchist and revolutionary circles sprang up throughout the nation. Forming their own alternative press, institutions, and working class organizations, these groups created a vigorous movement and counterculture that constituted a significant part of the American Left until World War II. Italian Immigrant Radical Culture compellingly documents the wide spectrum of this oppositional culture and examines the many cultural and artistic forms it took, from newspapers to literature and poetry to theater and visual art. As the first cultural history of Italian American activism, it provides a richer understanding of the Italian immigrant experience while also deepening historical perceptions of radical politics and culture. INFO FOR THE EVENT Where: NYPL Mulberry St. Branch,  10 Jersey St., NY, corner of Mulberry & Prince Sts., one block south of Houston St. Books available for purchase. Free admission, light  refreshments served MAY 18 2016 event: VMF AUTHOR SERIES: This event is co-hosted with the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) is an educational organization dedicated to preserving the history of the radical political tradition 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. 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. Website: iawa.net BLOG: italian american writers café http://newsite.iitaly.org/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20160518T170000 20160518T184500 +40.724034;-73.995619 NYPL Mulberry Street Branch @ 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 ITALIAN IMMIGRANT RADICAL CULTURE by Marcella Bencivenni free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ITALIAN-IMMIGRANT-RADICAL-CULTURE-book-cover-199x300.jpg;233;350,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ITALIAN-IMMIGRANT-RADICAL-CULTURE-book-cover-199x300.jpg;233;350,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ITALIAN-IMMIGRANT-RADICAL-CULTURE-book-cover-199x300.jpg;233;350,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ITALIAN-IMMIGRANT-RADICAL-CULTURE-book-cover-199x300.jpg;233;350 Marcella Bencivenni ai1ec-1459@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z Friends of the VMF,Fundraiser Please help attend and contribute to our Fundraising event on July 17th. Once BrownPaperTickets.com accepts the creation of our event, our tickets and contributions will be accepted here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2569152 What: The Friends of the Vito Marcantonio Forum will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF), whose public events have included nearly 30 lectures and panels accompanied by skits, dramatizations, presentations, and readings for diverse audiences ranging 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 significant efforts to produce research and writings on these topics, and it has served as a clearing house for information on Vito Marcantonio and his world.   The Program: The 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. Additionally, 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. When: Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 12 noon to 4PM.   Where: Gaetana’s Cucina Italiana, 143 Christopher Street in the West Village (northwest corner of Christopher Street and Greenwich Streets), between Hudson and Washington Streets. For tickets and/or make contributions: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2569152 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 moderate prices in an atmospheric setting, Gaetana’s offers a full menu of typical Southern Italian dishes and beverages of all types. Benefactor tickets for $100 and donations are welcomed and needed. For tickets, please send a check made out to Gerald Meyer and write on the memo line “Friends of the Vito Marcantonio Forum.” Checks should be mail to either Gerald Meyer 381-2nd Street Bklyn 11215 or Roberto Ragone 231 W148th St. #1R NYC 10039.   About 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 Covello, 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 Puerto Rico’s independence. In the postwar era, he fought against McCarthyism 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 party lines, Marcantonio was a leader of the American Labor Party. Because of his unshakable stand for progressive causes and defense of working people, ruling circles and the commercial press heaped on him buckets of slander. His district was gerrymandered 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 backed down. He was planning another run for Congress, 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 Marcantonio is buried near his mentor, La Guardia at historic Woodlawn Cemetery.   Donations are not tax deductible. The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) is an educational organization dedicated to preserving the history of the radical political tradition 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, educator Leonard Covello; and the critical role of the Left that rallied around Marcantonio.     Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrintTickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2569152. 20160717T120000 20160717T160000 +40.732961;-74.007796 Gaetanas Cucina Italiana @ 143 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014, USA 0 Friends of the VMF 5th Anniversary and Fundraiser external thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Vito-Marcantonio-Forum-5th-Anniversary-2-232x300.png;232;300,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Vito-Marcantonio-Forum-5th-Anniversary-2-232x300.png;232;300,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Vito-Marcantonio-Forum-5th-Anniversary-2-232x300.png;232;300,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Vito-Marcantonio-Forum-5th-Anniversary-2-232x300.png;232;300 anniversary,fundraiser $20 adv/$25 door/$100 benefactor http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2569152 ai1ec-1507@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z FREE EVENT,Lecture,Reading Gerald Meyer; 718.541.9406; geraldjmeyer@aol.com Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954): Fourth Annual Commemoration WHAT: The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) invites one-and-all to attend “Vito Marcantonio: Fourth Annual Commemoration” The one-hour-long program will feature 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 attend. WHEN: @ 3:00 PM, on Sunday August 28th, 2016 WHERE: Outside City Hall Park across from the Woolworth Building. We are assembling there because it is nearby the site where, at 51, the East Harlem Congressman fell dead. POST-EVENT: After the event, attendees will retire to a restaurant two blocks distance away.  The Back Story:  Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954), who represented his community in the House of Representatives for seven terms (1934-1936, 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 spokesperson for American progressives. An unrivaled leader in the struggle for racial equality, the rights of the foreign-born, and against McCarthyism 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 vote against United States participation in what he termed, the civil war raging in Korea. Vilified and slandered in his life time, Marc’s East Harlem’s mostly Italian-American, Puerto Ricans, and African-American constituents remained fiercely loyal. However, in 1950, when confronted with a “regular” Democrat who was also endorsed by the Republican and Liberal parties, Marcantonio was defeated. Marc was buried in historic Woodlawn Cemetery 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 dream has been erased from American history.  About the VMF: The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) is an educational organization dedicated to preserving the history of the radical political tradition 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. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20160828T150000 20160828T160000 +40.712095;-74.007903 City Hall Park (across the St from the Woolworth blg) 0 Fourth Annual Commemoration Vito Marcantonio free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Vito_Marcantonio_Forum_City_Hall_2016_320x180-300x169.png;248;139,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Vito_Marcantonio_Forum_City_Hall_2016_320x180-300x169.png;248;139,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Vito_Marcantonio_Forum_City_Hall_2016_320x180-300x169.png;248;139,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Vito_Marcantonio_Forum_City_Hall_2016_320x180-300x169.png;248;139 free event,gerald meyer,Luis Romero,Roberto Ragone ai1ec-1588@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z Friends of the VMF Gerald Meyer; 7184995446; geraldjmeyer@aol.com Please join us for our next event. 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Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrintTickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2761054. 20170205T120000 20170205T160000 +40.732961;-74.007796 Gaetana Cucina Italiana @ 143 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014, USA 0 Join us for our next event external thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/VMF-2017-Vito-Marcantonio-Forum-with-Melissa-Mark-Viverito-POSTER-11x17-V2-673x1024.png;625;951,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/VMF-2017-Vito-Marcantonio-Forum-with-Melissa-Mark-Viverito-POSTER-11x17-V2-673x1024.png;625;951,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/VMF-2017-Vito-Marcantonio-Forum-with-Melissa-Mark-Viverito-POSTER-11x17-V2-673x1024.png;625;951,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/VMF-2017-Vito-Marcantonio-Forum-with-Melissa-Mark-Viverito-POSTER-11x17-V2-673x1024.png;625;951 Melissa Mark-Viverito 20.00 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2761054 ai1ec-1615@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Panel Discussion,Reading Gerald Meyer and Stephen Siciliano Present Beloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein (1912-2007) and Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) Sponsored by the Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) The presentation of “Beloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein and Vito Marcantonio” is a presentation by Gerald Meyer, author of Vito Marcantonio: 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 Harlem. The event will take place on Saturday March 4, from 3:00PM to 5:00PM, in the Community Room of the Mulberry 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 Byron, who Annette showed were revolutionary poets. The event will be chaired by Gil Fagiani. Free Admission / Light Refreshments 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. Gerald Meyer, a Co-Chair of the VMF and Prof. at Hostos Com. Col. (CUNY), is author of Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician, co-editor of The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism, and numerous articles. Stephen Siciliano, a founding member of the VMF, is the author of Vedette or Conversations with the Flamenco Shadows andThe Sidewalk Smokers Club, who also writes for Marcantoniana: Items from the Life and Times of the Marvelous Vito Marcantonios. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20170220T051800 20170220T061800 0 Beloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein (1912-2007) and Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/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-Query-300x182.jpg;300;182,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/VMF_Annette-Rubinstein-G.-I.-School-Ex-Head-Balks-at-Red-Query-300x182.jpg;300;182,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/VMF_Annette-Rubinstein-G.-I.-School-Ex-Head-Balks-at-Red-Query-300x182.jpg;300;182 Annette T. Rubinstein ai1ec-1642@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z American Labor Party,Chelsea Rising,Community Room,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Lecture,Networking Event,Penn South,Reading Circle Gerald Meyer; 7184995446; geraldjmeyer@aol.com 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 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.  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 life and work of Vito Marcantonio, seven-term, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman who represented East Harlem and the entire American Left so well. I Vote My Conscience 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 addition to his Congressional work, Marc served as Chairperson of the ALP, and ran for Mayor in 1949, under its banner. This month’s session will focus on his Congressional 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. Gerald Meyer, Co-Chair VMF   Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20170517T183000 20170517T193000 +40.746138;-73.999156 Penn South Community Room @ 339 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011, USA 0 The Vito Marcantonio Forum & Chelsea Rising Reading Circle  free Annette T. Rubinstein,east harlem,Marcantonio,Rubinstein ai1ec-1647@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z Chelsea Rising,Community Room,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Lecture,Networking Event,Penn South,Reading,Reading Circle Gerald Meyer; 7184995446; geraldjmeyer@aol.com The Vito Marcantonio Forum  / Chelsea Rising   The Vito Marcantonio Forum and Chelsea Rising have launched a joint Reading Circle that meets on the third Wednesday of the month @ 6:00PM 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.” 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.  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 life and work of seven-term, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman, Vito Marcantonio, who courageously represented East Harlem and the entire American Left. I Vote My Conscience presents: useful Introductory matter; excerpts 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 Congressional work, Marc served as Chairperson of the ALP, and ran for Mayor in 1949, under its banner. The June 21st session will focus on Marcantonio’s Congressional speeches and debates from his first second 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. Gerald Meyer, Co-Chair VMF Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20170621T180000 20170621T200000 +34.137852;-117.290564 Penn South Community Room @ 339 W 24th St, San Bernardino, CA 92405, USA 0 free ai1ec-1661@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z American Labor Party,Book Presentation,Chelsea Rising,Community Room,FREE EVENT,Penn South,Reading,Reading Circle Gerald Meyer; 7185419406; geraldjmeyer@aol.com; http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/vito-marcantonio-forum-chelsea-rising-reading-circle/ The Vito Marcantonio Forum and Chelsea Rising are sponsoring a joint Reading Circle that meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 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 convene our fourth session on Wed. July 19TH 2017 at 6:00 PM. 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 life and work of seven-term, American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman, Vito Marcantonio, who courageously represented East Harlem and the entire American Left. The June 21st session will focus on Marcantonio’s Congressional speeches and debates from his third term in office, 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 Meyer 381-2nd St. Brooklyn. 11215. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20170719T180000 20170719T200000 +40.746138;-73.999156 Penn South’s Community Room @ 339 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011, USA 0 free Annette T. Rubinstein,gerald meyer,vito marcantonio ai1ec-1671@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Lecture,Networking Event,Panel Discussion Gerald Meyer; 7184995446; geraldjmeyer@aol.com; vitomarcantonioforum.com Join VMF & IAWA for an Exclusive Screening: Pane Amaro/Bitter Bread followed by a Q&A with Directors Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien Saturday, August 12 @ NYPL Mulberry St., NYC 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 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 documentary tracks the social, economic, and political transformation of Italians from immigrant victims of violence and prejudice to respected members of American society. (104 minutes) When: Saturday August 12, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Where: Community Room of the Mulberry Street Public Library, 10 Jersey St. (btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.). Who: Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien will take questions and discuss the making of Pane Amaro. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20170812T130000 20170812T163000 +40.724034;-73.995619 Mulberry Street Public Library @ 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 Exclusive Screening of Pane Amaro/Bitter Bread followed by a Q&A with Directors Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/pane_amaro_cover-150x150.png;150;150;1,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/pane_amaro_cover-230x300.png;230;300;1,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/pane_amaro_cover.png;289;377; Gianfranco Norelli,Pane Amaro,Suma Kurien ai1ec-1684@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z Chelsea Rising,Community Room,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Networking Event,Penn South,Reading,Reading Circle Gerald Meyer; 7184995446; geraldjmeyer@aol.com Dont miss the next VMF Monthly Reading Circle Wed, Sept 20th from 6 PM – 9 PM The Vito Marcantonio Forum and CHELSEA RISING are sponsoring a joint READING CIRCLE that meets on the third Wednesday of the month 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 “Community Room.” The text being used is Annette Rubinstein’s I VOTE MY CONSCIENCE. 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 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. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20170920T180000 20170920T200000 +40.746138;-73.999156 Community Room @ 339 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011, USA 0 Next VMF Monthly Reading Circle: Wed, Sept 20th from 6 PM – 9 PM free ai1ec-1696@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z film screening,FREE EVENT Gerald Meyer; 718-541-9406; geraldjmeyer@aol.com; VitoMarcantonioForum.org If Only I Were That Warrior: A Documentary Film by Valerio Ciriaci The Vito Marcantonio Forum proudly presents: If Only I Were That Warrior, with a Q & A with its director, Valerio Ciriaci 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 defeating, in 1896, the Italian Army at Adwa. The second invasion smashed Ethiopia’s resistance through overwhelming force aided by the use of poison gas and other atrocious methods. If Only I Were That Warrior is in Italian with English subtitles.  The documentary deftly illuminates this event through 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 Ciriaci’s daring direction advances this complex story by moving from Italy to Ethiopia, and the Ethiopian community in the United States. Isaak Lipzin’s photography presents stunning tableaux of these contrasting backgrounds. Along the way, we meet unforgettable Italians and Ethiopians determined 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 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 work. Gerald Meyer Free Admission; Light refreshments Upcoming 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 Conscience: Vito Marcantonio’s Debates, Speeches, and Writings. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20171007T130000 20171007T160000 +39.71625;-104.919261 Mulberry Street Public Library @ 10 Jersey St, Denver, CO 80220, USA 0 If Only I Were That Warrior: A Documentary Film by Valerio Ciriaci free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/If-Only-I-Were-That-Warrior-1-1024x576.jpg;625;352,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/If-Only-I-Were-That-Warrior-1-1024x576.jpg;625;352,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/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 ai1ec-1717@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z Chelsea Rising,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Reading,Reading Circle Gerald Meyer; 718.499.5446; geraldjmeyer@aol.com Eighth Session Vito Marcantonio Forum / Chelsea Rising Reading Circle   The Vito Marcantonio 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. This volume, which is on sale for $7, is an invaluable source for studying the life and work of seven-term (1934-36; 1938-50), American Labor Party (ALP) Congressman Vito Marcantonio, who courageously and brilliantly 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 succeeded in having their indictments overturned. I Vote My Conscience presents excerpts from Marcantonio’s debates and speeches from each of his seven terms in office. The CR / VMF Reading Circle’s Nov. 15thsession will focus on his seventh-and-last term of office, where he fought an almost one-man battle in the vain 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!”                      When: Wed. 11/15             Time: 6:00 to 8:00                               Where: Penn South’s Community Room 339 W 24th St. (btw. 8th & 9th Aves.) Free Admission / Light Refreshments   PS: The ninth, and last session of the CR / VMF’s study of IVMC, which will take place on 12/20, will be devoted to Marc’s work in Congress, the political arena, and in East Harlem for Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican people. See pp. 374-439 in IVMC. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20171115T180000 20171115T200000 +40.746138;-73.999156 Penn South Reading Room @ 339 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011, USA 0 8th Session Vito Marcantonio Forum / Chelsea Rising Reading Circle free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/i-vote-my-conscience-by-annette-t-rubinstein.jpg;181;279,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/i-vote-my-conscience-by-annette-t-rubinstein.jpg;181;279,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/i-vote-my-conscience-by-annette-t-rubinstein.jpg;181;279,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/i-vote-my-conscience-by-annette-t-rubinstein.jpg;181;279 reading circle ai1ec-1736@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z Play,Reading Art Bernal; workofartproductionsnyc@gmail.com Waiting For Lefty directed by Art Bernal with an introduction by Gerald Meyer. This stage reading will be dedicated to Vito Marcantonio, who was born on December 10, 1902. Waiting for Lefty Sunday, December 10th at 3pm at The Roy Arias Stages (2nd floor) 777 8th Ave between 47th and 48th Streets Tickets will be $10 at the door. or a reservation can be made by emailing workofartproductionsnyc@gmail.com Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20171210T150000 20171210T190000 +40.760792;-73.987596 Roy Arias Stages (2nd floor) @ 777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA 0 Waiting For Lefty — directed by Art Bernal with an introduction by Gerald Meyer free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VMF-waiting-for-lefty-poster.jpg;720;960,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VMF-waiting-for-lefty-poster.jpg;720;960,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VMF-waiting-for-lefty-poster.jpg;720;960,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VMF-waiting-for-lefty-poster.jpg;720;960 art bernal,waiting for lefty,work of art productions 10.00 ai1ec-1772@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055321Z American Labor Party,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Reading Gerald Meyer; 7185419406; geraldjmeyer@aol.com The VMF is proud to announce: Speaker of the City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, invites you to a once-in-a-lifetime Street Naming Dedication Ceremony! East 116th Street and Lexington Avenue will now be forever known as the Vito Marcantonio Lucky Corner The event will feature speeches from elected officials followed by readings of poems dedicated to Marcantonio’s legacy. There will be a reading of the poem, “Litany of San Vito,” by Gil Fagiani that will be performed by: Christopher Bell, (English), Maria Lisella, (Italian), and Gloria E. Quiñones (Spanish). Other talks include: LuLu LoLo Pascale “Personal Memory of Marc.” Dr. Gerald Meyer: “The Lucky Corner: Its History, Its Future.” Roberto Ragone: “Marc for Mayor at the Lucky Corner.” Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council: Dedication. If you would like more information on the history of Lucky Corner, see Gerald Meyer’s article:  http://www.vitomarcantonio.com/vm_lucky_corner.html  Vito Marcantonio Lucky Corner Street Naming Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 1PM-2PM E116th Street & Lexington Ave (Northeast Corner) New York, NY 10029 We cannot thank everyone for their hard work and dedication. See you on Sunday at 1PM! Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20171217T130000 20171217T140000 +40.798672;-73.941442 Lucky Corner @ New York, NY 10029, USA 0 Melissa Mark-Viverito invites you to the Vito Marcantonio Lucky Corner free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Slide1-225x300.jpg;225;300,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Slide1-225x300.jpg;225;300,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Slide1-225x300.jpg;225;300,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Slide1-225x300.jpg;225;300 Adam Meyer,christopher bell,Gabrielle Napolitano,gerald meyer,Gil Fagiani,Gloria E. Quiñones,LuLu LoLo Pascale,Maria Lisella,Melissa Mark-Viverito,Roberto Ragone ai1ec-1749@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055322Z Chelsea Rising,Community Room,FREE EVENT,Penn South,Reading,Reading Circle Gerald Meyer; 7185419406; geraldjmeyer@aol.com Eighth—and—last Session Vito Marcantonio Forum / Chelsea Rising Reading Circle On every third Wednesday of the month, since April, the VMF / Chelsea Rising Reading Circle has met, from 6:00 to 8:00, to study I Vote My Conscience: Debates, Speeches, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio, edited by Annette T. Rubinstein. Dec. 25th’s session will focus on Marc’s monumental service 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. When: Wed. Dec. 20, 2017 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 Where: Penn South’s Community Room 339 W24th St. (btw. 8th & 9th Aves.) Being that this is the last session of the reading circle, Pizza/Beverages/Dessert will be served… PLEASE JOIN US!!!   Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20171220T180000 20171220T200000 +40.746138;-73.999156 Penn South Community Room @ 339 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011, USA 0 free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/i-vote-my-conscience-by-annette-t-rubinstein.jpg;181;279,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/i-vote-my-conscience-by-annette-t-rubinstein.jpg;181;279,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/i-vote-my-conscience-by-annette-t-rubinstein.jpg;181;279,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/i-vote-my-conscience-by-annette-t-rubinstein.jpg;181;279 ai1ec-1756@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055322Z FREE EVENT Gerald Meyer; 718-541-9406; geraldjmeyer@aol.com Starting on second Saturday of Feb. 10 and three subsequent second Saturdays, from 2:00 until 4:30, the VMF will show a segments of Oliver Stone’s “The Unknown History of the US,” The screening series will provide historical context for the life and work of Vito Marcantonio. The screenings will be followed by discussion. To beheld in the Community Room, at the Mulberry Street Public Library. Free Admission/Light Refreshments. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20180210T140000 20180210T160000 +40.724034;-73.995619 NYPL Mullberry Street Branch @ 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 Oliver Stone’s “The Unknown History of the US” free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/untold-history-of-the-united-states-Oliver-Stone.jpg;350;532,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/untold-history-of-the-united-states-Oliver-Stone.jpg;350;532,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/untold-history-of-the-united-states-Oliver-Stone.jpg;350;532,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/untold-history-of-the-united-states-Oliver-Stone.jpg;350;532 gerald meyer,Oliver Stone,Peter Kuznick,vito marcantonio,Vito Marcantonio Forum,VMF ai1ec-1872@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055322Z film screening,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF Adam Meyer; three four seven 813-1396; vitomarcantonioforum@gmail.com The Untold History of the United States: A Documentary by Oliver Stone Screening and Open Discussion Part 2! The Untold History of the United States: A Documentary by Oliver Stone Chapter 2: Roosevelt, Truman & Wallace You are invited to join The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) continues a four-session series of Oliver Stone’s multi-part documentary, The Untold History of the United States: Chapter 2: Roosevelt, Truman & Wallace. WHAT: Screening of The Untold History of  the United States. Chaired by VMF Treasurer, Adam V. Meyer, and moderated by Roberto Ragone, co-chair of the Vito Marcantonio Forum, the film will be followed by an open discussion WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM WHERE: Community Room at the Mulberry Street PL, 10 Jersey St. (btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.) Futures sessions will take place on , April 14th, and May 12th, at the same place and time. Light Refreshments / Free Admission 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 coincides with Marcantonio’s seven-term tenure in Congress, where he advocated for policies aligned with those presented in The Untold History. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20180310T140000 20180310T163000 +40.724115;-73.995592 Mulberry Street Library @ 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/untold-history-of-the-united-states.png;182;268,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/untold-history-of-the-united-states.png;182;268,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/untold-history-of-the-united-states.png;182;268,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/untold-history-of-the-united-states.png;182;268 Oliver Stone,The Untold History of the United States ai1ec-1918@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055322Z film screening,FREE EVENT Gerald Meyer; 718-541-9406; geraldjmeyer@aol.com THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 12TH IN VIEW OF THE PASSING OF GIL FAGIANI. You are Invited to Join The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF)  for PART THREE of FOUR Screening of Oliver Stone’s The Untold History of the United States: A Documentary  Saturday, April 14th 2018 | 2:00-4:30 PM WHAT: Screening of The Untold History 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 Professor Gerald Meyer; VMF co-chair, Roberto Ragone, will present  a dramatization  of a Vito Marcantonio speech.  WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM WHERE: Community Room at the Mulberry Street NYPL, 10 Jersey St. (btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.) Wheelchair accessible. 212-966-3424 The Final session will take place on  May 12th, at the same place and time. Light Refreshments / Free Admission    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 coincides with Marcantonio’s seven-term tenure in Congress, where he advocated for policies aligned with those presented in The Untold History. About 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 challenge conventional interpretations of critical events of our time.   Vitomarcantonioforum.org and Marcantoniana.Blogspot.com  The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) is an educational organization dedicated to preserving the history of the radical political tradition 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. Twitter: @VMForum    Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20180414T140000 20180414T160000 +40.724115;-73.995592 NYPL Mulberry Street Branch @ 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 PART 3 of 4 Screening of Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/untold-history-of-the-united-states.png;200;295,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/untold-history-of-the-united-states.png;200;295,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/untold-history-of-the-united-states.png;200;295,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/untold-history-of-the-united-states.png;200;295 gerald meyer,Hiroshima,Korean War,Nagasaki,Nucleur Bomb,Oliver Stone,The Bomb,The Untold History of the United States,Truman,World War II ai1ec-1980@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055322Z Community Room,film screening,FREE EVENT,reenactment Gerald Meyer; 718-541-9406; geraldjmeyer@aol.com You are invited to join The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) continues with the last installment  of Oliver Stone’s multi-part documentary, The Untold History of the United States: Chapter 3: The Bomb. WHAT: Screening of The Untold History of  the United States. Chaired by Gerald Meyer, VMF co-chair of the Vito Marcantonio Forum, the film will be followed by an open discussion WHEN: Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM WHERE: Community Room at the Mulberry Street PL, 10 Jersey St. (btw Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.) PLEASE NOTE: This it the final session Light Refreshments / Free Admission  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 coincides with Marcantonio’s seven-term tenure in Congress, where he advocated for policies aligned with those presented in The Untold History. About 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 challenge conventional interpretations of critical events of our time. Stone’s official website is oliverstone.com and his official Twitter handle is: @TheOliverStone Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20180512T140000 20180512T161500 +40.724115;-73.995592 Mulberry Street Public Library @ 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 The Untold History of the United States: Chapter 3: The Bomb free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nucleur-explosion-300x169.jpg;300;169,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.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://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nucleur-explosion-300x169.jpg;300;169 gerald meyer,Mulberry Street Library,NYPL,Oliver Stone,Roberto Ragone ai1ec-2458@vitomarcantonioforum.com 20181022T055322Z Community Room,film screening,FREE EVENT,Friends of the VMF,Lecture Gerald Meyer; 7184995446; geraldjmeyer@aol.com From February to May, the Vito Marcantonio Forum showed the first three of Stone’s ten, one-hour long, episodes that comprise his masterful documentary, “The Untold History of the United States,” each of which was followed by an Open Discussion. These events attracted large, engaged audiences. This series will resume with the screening of “The Cold War,” a period which saw U.S. foreign policy make a 180-degree turn from cooperation with the Soviet Union to hostility towards its recent ally. At home, the federal government and much of civil society turned on the Left, which was largely extirpated through ruthless persecution. Stone’s interpretation of this period proposes that the United States, in an alliance with Great Britain, was largely responsible for the hostilities that ensued. He also shows that the accompanying havoc at home wrecked the New Deal coalition. Whatever one’s opinion of his point of view, Stone’s cinematography ranks among the best. Almost eerily, Stone’s interpretation of this period of U. S. history mirrors the positions Vito Marcantonio presented from the floor of the House of Representatives, on radio, in Madison Square Garden/Yankee Stadium, and at countless street-corner rallies throughout New York City. The screening of “The Cold War,” on Nov. 3 will be followed by–“The ’50s: Eisenhower, the H-Bomb, and the Third World,” on Dec. 1; and “JFK to the Brink,” on Jan, 5. All three parts of this series take place on the first Saturdays of the month in the Community Room of the MSPL, btw. 2:00-4:00; all are free and serve light refreshments. We encourage you to go on-line and purchase “The Untold History of the U.S.,” an extraordinary volume, authored by Stone and Peter Kusnick, that accompanies the documentary. PS: There is interest in forming a four-session reading circle for Leonard Covello’s, The Heart Is the Teacher. If you are interested, please send an email to GeraldJMeyer@aol.com, who will facilitate this endeavor. Please include which evening(s), from Monday to Thursday, you are available. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPrint 20181103T140000 20181103T160000 +40.724115;-73.995592 NYPL Mullberry Street Branch, Community Room @ 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA 0 “The Untold History of the United States” Chapter 4: The Cold War free thumbnail;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/the-cold-war-era.jpg;460;215,medium;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/the-cold-war-era.jpg;460;215,large;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/the-cold-war-era.jpg;460;215,full;http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/the-cold-war-era.jpg;460;215 Untold History of the United States