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One Westwood Road
Somerville, MA 02143
Virtual & Streaming
The Somerville Museum presents:
“Voices from Somerville’s Italian Community” Thursday, March 24th, 2022, 6:30 pm
Please join us virtually on Zoom.
Come hear members of the local Italian community tell their stories and talk about their work in Somerville’s neighborhoods and beyond! The panelists, all Somerville High School graduates, include: a politician whose father was the first Italian-American elected to the Somerville Board of Aldermen; a musician who played in Somerville clubs on the streets for Somerfest during the 60's and 70's; a Somerville resident whose uncle was part of the local Cosmas and Damian Society, celebrating the patron saints of Gaeta, Italy; and an attorney who was the first woman to lead an AmLaw 100 firm in the United States and one of the youngest when appointed managing partner at age 42. Before the panel, listen to a historian from Somerville discuss connections between Italian and U.S. history.
+ Michael Capuano – Former U.S. Representative (1999-2019), Mayor of Somerville (1990-1998), Somerville Alderman (1977-79, 1985-89)
+ Bob DiGuardia – Musician and Adjunct Professor, Suffolk University
+ Peter Galeno – Recipient, Somerville Historic Preservation Award, and Recipient, Somerville Garden Award for continuing an Italian garden started by his father
+ Regina Pisa – Chairman Emeritus and Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
+ Dan Breen – Historian, Brandeis University, and Somerville resident.
Admission: This is a virtual event via zoom. While admission is free donations are welcome and benefit the operations of the Somerville Museum.
This event is part of the popular series, “Voices from Somerville: Culture, Community and History." Special thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and Mass Humanities for their support of “Voices from Somerville.” Much gratitude to Erline Tanice, Adda Maria Santos, Adriana Fernandes, and Jhenny Saint-Surin for their help in producing this series.
This event will be recorded and by registering for this event you're giving the Somerville Museum permission broadcast and record the meeting, as well as publish the recording on its website and social media.