Italian American One Voice Coalition Hosts “In Defense of Our Heritage” Breakfast Briefing

For immediate release… Contact: Sebastian D’Elia
March 10, 2011 Communications Director
Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition
908-770-3662 www.iaovc.org

Sick and tired of Italian stereotyping in mass media and individuals who defame our heritage? Join us at the ONE VOICE Coalition Breakfast on March 10th.

 

BELLEVILLE, NJ–You are invited to join the Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition at our special Breakfast Briefing entitled “In Defense of Our Heritage” beginning at 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 10th at Brix in Belleville, NJ.

ONE VOICE President Andre’ DiMino will present an overview of ONE VOICE’s triumphs over bias and its never-ending challenges. Other speakers will include Italian American author, TV and radio news personality Frank Cipolla, and many prominent guests.

“Italian Americans are being subjected to an accelerating attack of negative stereotyping and denigration,” DiMino stated. “Now, more than ever, it is crucial to join together and combat negative stereotyping and make a unified statement. If we don’t speak up for ourselves, then who will? We must fight back and encourage the presentation of positive images in the media of all the great things Italian Americans have done.”

Among the group’s triumphs over bias, DiMino will outline ONE VOICE’s successful battle to restore Columbus Day in the City of Paterson, success in lobbying to revoke the NJ state tax credit granted to MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” victory in keeping racist cartoonist Thomas Nast out of NJ Hall of Fame, and more.

DiMino will also present an update of new shows and other items that are stereotyping Italian Americans, and go over ONE VOICE’s rapid response strategy in fighting back.

WHO: ITALIAN AMERICAN ONE VOICE

WHAT: “In Defense of Our Heritage” BREAKFAST BRIEFING

WHEN: 10 A.M., SATURDAY, MARCH 10th

WHERE: BRIX TAPAS BAR AND GRILL, 371 FRANKLIN AVENUE, BELLEVILLE

The ONE VOICE buffet breakfast is $25 and includes all beverages and an extensive menu. Annual membership in ONE VOICE is $60. For more information or to make reservations, please call Gene Antonio at 973-759-9259 or email him at epantonio@comcast.net.

IF YOU CARE YOU WILL BE THERE!!!

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