Jul 07, 2011
07:00PM - 08:00PM
History Series: Vincenza Scarpacci, The Italian-American Experience
History Series
425 7th Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Event Description

Thursday July 7, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Author of three books that address the Italian-American culture, Ms. Scarpaci joins us this evening to share her stories and historical insight. She explains her interest: “Perhaps the fact that I was born in Brooklyn into a lively Sicilian family and enjoyed the usual flavor of a neighborhood where the butcher sliced veal into cutlets that were translucent, the shoemaker smoked Di Napoli stogies and the bakery produced braided Sicilian bread  triumphant with sesame seeds explains my affinity with Italian ethnicity. Yet, fortunately, besides this Italian aura, our neighborhood included Euro-Americans from Ireland, Germany, Ukraine, African Americans, some Jewish store proprietors and the lonely Chinese laundryman, so I witnessed diversity and interaction every day…When I moved to San Francisco I discovered an Italian community dominated by northern Italians and had an opportunity to learn about them while researching and co-authoring the 100th anniversary history of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in the historic North Beach area. Now that I live in the northwest (Eugene, Oregon) I am intrigued by the phenomenon of how the descendants of Italian immigrants retain a strong identity with their heritage although they live in communities where they constitute a small portion of the population.”

Fee: $0.00

Contact Information
Name: Alice Warnecke     Email:
Phone: 707-579-1500



In this Issue

From Outlaw to Industry Leader

Dennis Hunter was born ahead of his time, and it cost him roughly a decade of his life, either underground and on the run, or behind bars. He co-founded CannaCraft, Inc., the highly successful S...

The Evolving Face of Cannabis

Welcome to NorthBay biz magazine’s inaugural Business of Cannabis issue. When I started working for the magazine as a freelance writer eight years ago, I would never have guessed I’d be ...

The State Of Cannabis

  The North Bay’s cannabis industry is becoming more stable as operators have largely recovered from the stark changes imposed by last July’s regulations. Businesses across the tri...

See all...



Upcoming Events

22-Aug-2019 04:00 pm

25-Aug-2019 12:00 am