VMF co-chair Dr. Gerald Meyer joins the New Haven Free Public Library for a virtual lunch hour presentation and Q&A titled "The Unknown Story: La Guardia and the Left."
In addition to a thirty-year tenure as a professor at Hostos Community College (CUNY), Prof. Meyer is the author of Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician 1902-1954. He co-edited The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism with Phillip Cannistraro, and has written nearly 100 articles. He also lectures widely.
Watch the video here.
On January 11, 2021, the Vito Marcantonio Forum in conjunction with the Claudia Jones School for Political Education, proudly hosted a Zoom conference on Elizabeth Gurley Flynn's, My Life as a Political Prisoner: The Rebel Girl Becomes "No. 11710." The title was originally released under the title The Alderson Story by International Publishers in 1963.
The presentation and Q&A features new information on Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Claudia Jones. Please watch the video by clicking the link below:
On Saturday, December 7th, 2019, the Vito Marcantonio Forum in conjunction with Chelsea Rising and LEAPS (Limited Equity Affordability at Penn South) proudly hosted an event honoring two martyrs of McCarthyism: Paul Robeson and Vito Marcantonio. Brian Hammerstein filmed and edited a short film on the event that was later screened at the Mulberry Street Branch of the New York City Public Library.
The presentation was a great success and we urge you to watch Brian Hammerstein's video of the event:
On Wednesday, August 26th, 2020, the Vito Marcantonio Forum in conjunction with the New Haven Free Public Library proudly on Zoom.
We urge you to watch NHFPL's video of the event:
On January 27th, 2019, the Vito Marcantonio Forum in conjunction with Work of Art Productions proudly presented The Purgatory Trial of Vito Marcantonio: A Play on the Progressive Politician
The show was written and performed by Roberto Ragone and directed by Art Bernal, with introductory remarks by Professor Gerald Meyer.
An article on the play appeared in La Voce di New York: