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Programs

 

The WRC presents its findings through programs, events, and exhibits, often collaborating with local Italian American organizations and individuals to help maintain community histories. Recent programs include:

1994 - Una Storia Segreta: When Italian Americans Were 'Enemy Aliens,' a traveling exhibit about WWII restrictions that has been displayed in over fifty sites nationwide and has resulted in national legislation.

1996 - An Affair to Remember: A Tribute to Salvatore Guaragna, aka Harry Warren, an evening of music, video and personal testimony about the work of composer Harry Warren, who gave show business some of its greatest tunes.

1998 - Italian American Fishing in Northern California, a 2-day conference focusing on four Italian Fishing Communities (San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Pittsburg and Monterey) and their influence on the Pacific fishing industry.

2001--A Celebration of Public Law #106-451, a community event at the Colombo Club to mark the passage of the Wartime Violation of Italian American Civil Liberties Act signed by President Clinton on November 7, 2000.

2008-- Italian Farming in the Central Valley: Origins, Culture & Innovations, a conference held Las Positos College.