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The Columbus Heritage Coalition supports Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as its first choice for Mayor in the ranked-choice Democrat city-wide primary election on June 22. President Angelo Vivolo said the endorsement recognizes Adam’s longstanding support of the Italian American community, his record of fighting discrimination and prejudice, and his career in public service rising...
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Angelo Vivolo, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and lifelong advocate for educational opportunity, has been appointed trustee of the City University of New York. The New York State Senate confirmed his appointment on June 7, 2021 following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Mr. Vivolo to a six year term serving the nation’s largest public urban university. Mr. Vivolo...
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Listen to Columbus Heritage Coalition President Angelo Vivolo interview with AM970 host Joe Piscopo demanding Mayor Bill de Blasio stop discrimination and illegal cancellation of Columbus Day in New York City schools.
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Mayor de Blasio’s education department today violated the civil rights of the tens of thousands of Italian American students in New York City. By canceling the celebration of one culture and substituting another, the mayor’s appointees have pitted group against group. They seek to spread the virus of hatred to destroy understanding and unity. These...
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“Cowardly acts of anti-Italian hate must stop now!” said Angelo Vivolo, president of the Columbus Heritage Coalition. “Five generations ago, impoverished Italian Americans built this statue in Columbus Circle andsymbolized exploration, discovery, and Italian American identity. This act of cowardice comes as radical groups have vowed to ‘eliminate’ all Columbus statues ‘by whatever way we...
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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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