From Connie Frances to Snooki on Jersey Shore and from The Sopranos to The Godfather, Italian Americans have endured unchanging cultural stereotypes in popular media. SMC professors and guest speakers will sit on a panel to discuss their research and personal experiences regarding Italian American stereotypes.
Laura Ruberto (Bekeley City College): “Guidos and Other Italian American Stereotypes”
Roseanne Giannini Quinn (De Anza College): “Famous Italian American Divas"
Antonio "Cost'Ovest" Ventresco: “Italian-American Rapper and Folklorist Aficionado”
Phylis Martinelli (SMC): “Mafia Stereotypes and the Sopranos”
Maria Grazia De Angelis (SMC): moderator
--appetizers will be available--
Sponsored by the Intercultural Center, the Dante Club, and the Modern Languages Department.
Maria Grazia De Angelis