Aug 25, 2009: The State of Italian Language, Edo Zaffarto, "Si Parliamo Italiano"

The Conference on the State of the Teaching of the Italian Language in the United States is held at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC.  Edo Zaffarto of AddioPizzo, a community based consumer organization in Palermo, Sicily, lectures at the Wolfe Institute at Brooklyn College on pizzo, the long legacy of mafia extortion of "protection" payments from local merchants. Receptions for "Si Parliamo Italiano?" the new book which asks "Who Speaks Italian?" written and published by members of the Calandra Institute.