An Alumni Event in Honor of Carol Quirke and Marcella Bencivenni
MAR 06, 2013 | 5:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
5114: History Student Lounge
March 06, 2013: 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
You are invited to an Alumni Event in Honor of Carol Quirke and Marcella Bencivenni on Wednesday March 6, 2013 5:00 p.m.
(Ph.D., History, 2003)
Today, Italian Americans are perceived as ultraconservatives interested in food and family—a perception reinforced by the Mafioso stereotype popularized and even glorified by Hollywood movies, television series, and commercials. Drawing from her book, Italian Immigrant Radical Culture (New York University Press, 2011), Bencivenni shows that Italian Americans possess a vibrant, if largely forgotten, radical past.
(Ph.D., History, 2005)
“A United Nations in One Union Shop” is drawn from: Eyes on Labor: News Photography and America’s Working Class (Oxford University Press, 2012). The talk explores how a mid-century New York City labor union used photography to build a union that fought racism and sexism in and outside the union.
Introduction by Joshua B. Freeman, History, The Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY.