The ICC is pleased to present The Italian Experience in Minnesota--An Overview , lead by local resident and author, John Andreozzi. Please join us on Thursday, May 19, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., in suite 502 of the Hennepin Center for the Arts Building, as John leads a discussion of early Italian arrivals in our state. John will discuss chain migration, our Cumberland, Wisconsin connection, the stages of assimilation, World War ii and the turning point, Italian Americans in Minnesota today, as well as numerous additional areas of interest.
This will be a fascinating evening, providing guests with an opportunity to learn more about the Italian influence in our state. Light refreshments will be served.
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502
Cost: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members
John Andreozzi grew up just outside of Lackawanna, New York. His parents and grandparents, four of whom were born in Italy, settled in Lackawanna's First Ward in the 1920s. John has authored the book, "The Italians of Lackawanna, New York: Steelworkers, Merchants and Gardeners", and now lives in Shoreview, Minnesota, with his wife Linda, the book's designer/publisher. He wrote this book to better understand his own roots, to tell the story of the Italian experience in Lackawanna, to help dispel negative stereotypes about Italian Americans, and he has been working to gain a more accurate picture of the Italian American experience in Minnesota and beyond.
Register here, and contact Peggy at email@example.com with your questions. all cancellations must be received at least 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.