Symposium: “Forty Years of Italian American Civil Service Employment in New York City and New York State”

From 06 to 06 of October, 2016
( 10:00 am - 05:00 pm )

Symposium: “Forty Years of Italian American Civil Service Employment in New York City and New York State”

This symposium has its roots in the research and subsequent publication of Forty Years of Italian American Civil Service Employment in New York City and New York State (New York: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 2015), an extensive study authored by Vincenzo Milione, Itala Pelizzoli, and Carmine Pizzirusso. The study analyzes the percentage of Italian Americans in New York State and New York City occupations, including Management and Professional, Service, and Skilled and Unskilled government employment. Panelists from the NYS Assembly and Senate, the National Council for Columbia Associations in Civil Service, the Murphy Workers Education and Labor Studies Institute, the National Organization of Italian American Women, and the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations will join the three authors. Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, will moderate the event. 

Symposium Program

9:30 am: Coffee
 
10:00 am: Welcome
Anthony Julian Tamburri
 
10:15 am: Presentation
Vincenzo Milione. Carmine Pizzirusso, Itala Pelizzoli, Forty Years of Italian American Civil Service Employment in New York City and New York State (New York: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 2015)
 
10:45 am to 12:00 pm: Commentary Panel
 Matilda Cuomo, Former New York State First Lady
 Daniel Nigro, NYC Fire Commissioner
 Diane Savino, New York State Senator, Civil Service and Pensions, and Labor Committees
 Thomas J. Abinanti, New York State Assemblyman, Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
12:15 pm: Coffee Break
 
12:30 pm: Presentation
Joseph Guagliardo, President of the National Council for Columbia Associations in Civil Service
 
1:00 pm: Presentation
Donna Chirico, Chairwoman, CUNY Italian American Faculty and Staff Advisory Council
 
1:30 to 2:00 pm: Summary
 
2:00 to 3:00 pm: Afternoon Reception

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