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Book Party at Hostos Community College for Covello’s The Heart is the Teacher

In celebration of diversity, Hostos members of The Italian American Faculty and Staff Council of CUNY Present a Book Party, Dramatic Reading and Discussion:

Leonard Covello’s The Heart is the Teacher

Thursday May 1, 2014

vmf presentation of the heart is the teacher by leonard covello WHAT: Book party, dramatic reading and discussion of Leonard Covello’s The Heart is the Teacher. Recently reprinted and reissued by the John D. Calandra Institute of Italian American Institute’s series dedicated to all aspects of the Italian diaspora. WHO: Professor Gerald J. Meyer, who wrote the Afterword for the reissued book, will contextualize Covello’s work and discuss its pedagogical relevance in today’s multi-cultural society. From the Afterword: “Covello proposed an alternative vision of how Italian-American and other immigrant cultures (and especially their languages) could endure and flourish in their new homeland.” New York based playwright/actor, performance and multidisciplinary artist, LuLu LoLo will dramatize portions of the book while Roberto Ragone, actor/producer, business and cultural consultant, will take on the role of seven-time elected East Harlem Congressman Vito Marcantonio, a former student, and close friend to Covello; reading passages about Marcantonio from Covello’s book and explaining Covello’s importance to education. WHEN: Thursday May 1, 2014 from 12:30-2:30 PM. Refreshments will be served. Free admission.

LOCATION: Hostos Community College. Vito Marcantonio Room, B Building Room 115.

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