Growing Up Italian and Catholic: Perspectives from Loyola Students

Growing Up Italian and Catholic: Perspectives from Loyola Students
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Anna Clara Ionta LLC, Lic, Loyola University Chicago
Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, Room 215, Loyola University Chicago
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
This panel, moderated by Dr. Anna Clara Ionta of Loyola’s Department of Modern Languages and Literature, will focus on the experiences of Loyola students who have grown up both Catholic and Italian in the United States.
Each student will talk about religious traditions that have been passed on in their families and are still maintained maintained today as fundamental cultural and emotional bonds with their Italian roots.
Students will also present their own comments and suggestions on how they envision their commitment to keep these traditions in the future.
Loyola Invited Student Panelists:
Mr. Dominic Cale
Mr. Eric Carrabotta
Mr. Rocco Larose
Ms. Allison Levison
Mr. Luigi Loizzo
Ms. Nadia Marasti
Mr. Luke Mirabelli
Ms. Alessandra Puleo
Mr. Mike Tolitano
Ms. Gina Maione

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Dominic Candeloro, 1401 Cleveland Avenue LaGrange Park, IL 60526 Candeloro@CasaItaliaChicago.org, dcandeloro@luc.edu 708-354-0952 Cell 847-951-910 http://tinyurl.com/candeloro 2012-13-Adjunct Prof. Italian American History, Loyola University Chicago 1981-present—Part-time volunteer program co-ordinator and librarian Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia 2001-2006 Executive Director, American Italian Historical Association 2005-----Co Director of the Exhibit “The Dream...per non dementicare” Archivio Centrale dello Stato-Roma 1995-2003 Special Assistant to the Mayor of Chicago Heights Director, Conferences/Workshops & Weekend College, Governors State University Adjunct Professor of History 1977-1982 Visiting Assistant Professor - History, University of Illinois, Chicago.and Director of the "Italians in Chicago" Project, $300,000 NEH Grant (1979-1982). 1976-1977 Visiting Assistant Professor - History, University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign. Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, History. Dissertation: ,Louis Freeland Post: Carpetbagger, Singletaxer, Progressive." J. Leonard Bates, Advisor. B.A. Northwestern University, 1982-1983 Fulbright Research Fellowship, Italy.

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