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Columbus Heritage Coalition President Angelo Vivolo urges NYC Parks Commissioner to protect historic work of LGBTQ icon Mitchell J. SilverCommissionerNYC Department of Parks and Recreation Re: Stop Attacks on Pioneer LGBT SculptorEmma Stebbins and Her Columbus Statue Dear Commissioner Silver, We represent supporters of pioneering gay sculptor Emma Stebbins pushingback against a campaign to take...
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Pioneering Gay Sculptor Emma Stebbins and Her Columbus Statue Targeted for Takedown in Brooklyn Supporters of pioneering gay sculptor Emma Stebbins pushed back against a campaign to take down her celebrated 162-year-old Columbus statue in downtown Brooklyn by activists who complain the openly gay artist of the 1800s wasn’t “woke” enough. Join the Struggle to...
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Attacks on statues of Columbus are nothing new. Infamous for the killings of African Americans, the Klu Klux Klan also spilled hatred upon Latinos, Italians and Catholics. In a thorough examination of the life and legacy of Columbus, this Knights of Columbus film depicts the Great Explorer’s remarkable genius as well as his deep desire...
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Hateful Man Takes Statue, Breaks Hearts Support the Cartafalsa Legal Defense Fund. Protect Columbus statues. For more than thirty years, John Cartafalsa’s beloved Columbus sculpture welcomed all who entered the lobby of his Manhattan apartment building. Then one day last summer, “cancel culture” struck home. The bronze figurine vanished, taken from its niche. The 91-year-old...
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Angelo Vivolo was recently interviewed for We The Italians. You can read the entire interview at this link: https://wetheitalians.com/interviews/angelo-vivolo-defending-columbus-italian-americans-and-italy
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Statement from Columbus Heritage Coalition June 12, 2020 For Italian-Americans, the Christopher Columbus statue is a deeply-rooted public celebration of our immigrant heritage and a public expression of pride for our culture, our past and our identity. The Columbus Heritage Coalition joins with our fellow citizens in the long-overdue public dialogue which is taking place...
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I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe. It is a time for unity and support. Please take a moment to read the letter below from Francesco Genuardi, Console Generale d’Italia a New York.   The COVID-19 emergency has placed Italy and the United States before an unprecedented challenge. Italy and Italians...
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