A Salute to Italian Women in America:
Breaking Barriers . . . From Ellis Island to the Present

On the occasion of the 42nd Anniversary of the IHCC-NY, Inc.
The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York
cordially invites you to attend and participate in a

Kick Off Ceremony Event for Columbus Day 2018 Honoring
Comm. Aileen Riotto Sirey, Ph.D.
Founder and Chair Emerita, NOIAW

On Friday, October 5, 2018
Promptly at five o’clock in the afternoon
at the
Mother Italy Statue
Poses Park, Hunter College
East of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York 10021

Followed by a
NOIAW Panel Discussion
and NOIAW / IHCC Reception

at the
Consulate General of Italy in New York
690 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

The panel discussion— sponsored by the National Organization of Italian American Women, hosted by Minister Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy, and moderated by Comm. Aileen Riotto Sirey, Ph.D.—presents a demographic overview of Italian American women from the great migration to the present.

A panel of distinguished Italian American women will discuss how their Italian heritage impacted the achievement of their goals. Invited panelists include: Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Angelina Fiordellisi, Silvia Formenti, M.D., Hon. Patricia de Stacy Harrison, Cav. Justice Angela Mazzarelli, and Regina Peruggi, Ed.D.

Followed by a reception cosponsored by NOIAW and the IHCC-NY, Inc.

RSVP by September 30, 2018 at 212-642-2094
Space is limited and you must confirm reservation. Guests must present a photo ID.

For additional information please call 212-642-2094 or email:

Donations are welcome in support of Italian Heritage and Culture
Mail to: IHCC-NY, Inc., 25 West 43rd St., 17th Fl., New York, NY 10036, Attn: Joan Marchi Migliori