Immediate: September 30, 2017

Nassau Community College Celebrates Italian Heritage Day

Little Italies: Past, Present and Future

October 14

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College is pleased to present its 34th annual Italian Heritage Day program, Little Italies: Past, Present and Future, which will take place on Monday, October 14, at 9:00 a.m. in the College Center Building.

Session I

Little Italies: Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Dr. Jerome Krase, Prof. Emeritus, Brooklyn College

The Future of Little Italies
Speaker: Dr. Maria Giura, Independent Scholar

Session II

Preserving the Italian American Experience
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Scelsa, Founder/Director of the Italian American Museum

Preserving the Italian American Experience: The Making of an Ethnic Museum
Panel: Teresa Cerasuola, Angela Diaz, Rosann Terranova-Gonzalez

Personal Reflections on Living in a Little Italy
Audience Participation

For more information about Little Italies: Past, Present and Future, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.0605

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Media Contact: Charmian Smith 516.572.9634;

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