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Monday, November 26, 2018

 

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 For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.

 

Public Lecture on Italian American 1960s Gender Rebels:

 

Tre Donne: Kitty Genovese, Diane di Prima, Virginia Apuzzo,

and the Roots of Italian American Feminism in 1960s New York

 

Prof. Marcia M. Gallo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Currently the Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar at the New York Public Library

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, NVC 5-160

 

From:  Prof. Vincent DiGirolamo, Department of History           

Award-winning historian Marcia M. Gallo will discuss the lives and times of three barrier-breaking women of the Sixties in a lecture at Baruch College entitled "Tre Donne: Kitty Genovese, Diane di Prima, Virginia Apuzzo, and the Roots of Italian American Feminism in 1960s New York." The talk will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 12:30 to 2:00 pm in Baruch’s Vertical Campus, 24th St. and Lexington Ave., Room 5-160. The event is free and open to the public.

Gallo's Brooklyn- and Bronx-born subjects â€‹present a novel perspective on women’s oppression and liberation in the decade. Genovese became a national symbol of urban apathy after her murder in 1964 at age 28 in Kew Gardens, Queens. Di Prima helped launch the Beat literary movement and remains a prolific feminist poet, playwright, memoirist, and activist. A former nun and pioneer gay rights and AIDS activist, Apuzzo led the National LGBTQ Task Force and headed state and federal commissions on labor and consumer affairs.

Gallo, a professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is currently the Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar at the New York Public Library. She is the author of “Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement” (2006) and “‘No One Helped’: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy” (2015). Both books won the Lambda Literary Foundation Award for Nonfiction and were named to several Best Book lists. “No One Helped” also received the Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Baruch College History Club, CUNY’s Calandra Italian-American Institute, and the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc.          

For more information, contact Vincent DiGirolamo, Department of History, Baruch College, (646) 312-4334 or vincent.digirolamo@baruch.cuny.edu.