Thursday, May 21, 2015

Vito Marcantonio Forum Founders at the Cornelia Street Cafe

"Politics, Poetry and Unsung Heroes," at the Cornelia Street Café May 9 featured three founding members of the Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF).

The event was convened by the Italian American Writers Association who were gracious in allowing their evening to become a piece of Marcantoniana. Cameraman Sam Moree recorded the proceedings reproduced here.

The performances corresponding to the snapshots at top are, from left to right, LuLu LoLo who was followed by Gil Fagiani, and finally, the scribe behind this blog, Stephen Siciliano reading from his manuscript novel of Marcantonio's life, "The Goodfather."

Earlier in May, Professor Gerald Meyer, co-chair of the VMF, gave a talk on the American Labor Party at the Mulberry Street Library. Roberto Ragone rendered Marc's eulogy of Fiorello La Guardia.  

The VMF will finish up a month of activity with a panel presentation at the New Left Forum entitled, "Vito Marcantonio: Champion For Civil Rights." The panel will feature Professor Meyer, Roberto Ragone and Gil Fagiani.

Saturday May 30, 12 p.m. - 01:50 p.m. at John Jay College, 524 W. 9th St.(10th Ave.), New York City, Room 1.105. Register at

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