Preserving Italian Culture in America
Presented by author Mark Hehl
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About the Webinar
Like many Italian Americans, Mark Hehl grew up with a foot in two worlds. At home, his mother maintained many rich southern Italian traditions. In school, and on the streets of Brooklyn, he was American. After writing his second book An Immigrant’s Dilemma, Legas, 2019, Mark realized that he did not do an adequate job of passing down these wonderful southern Italian traditions to his children. This motivated him to set out on a two-year quest to solicit contributions from individuals with similar Italian upbringings resulting in the book: Ameri-Sicula: Sicilian Culture in America, Legas, 2020. This way these rich traditions would not be lost and could be passed down to future generations.
This presentation will highlight some of these wonderful traditions and cause those in attendance with similar backgrounds to reminisce.
About Mark Hehl
Mark Hehl is an engineer, consultant, and public speaker. He is the author of the books: An Immigrant’s Dilemma, Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant and the soon to be released book Ameri-Sicula: Sicilian Culture in America. Mark is a keynote speaker at various worldwide locations and has been a frequent guest on national public radio. He is the son of a Sicilian-American mother and spent his early years around his Sicilian relatives.
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