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Italian American Heritage Committee

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The UFT Italian American Committee, established in the early 1970s, was one of the earliest UFT committees. 

Our goals are: 

  • To ensure that Italian American culture is passed from generation to generation. 
  • To disseminate instructional materials on the culture and history of Italians in America. 
  • To discuss issues facing Italian American educators. 
  • To continue our association with Italian Americans in the labor field. 

The committee hosts or participates in a range of activities, including our annual bocce ball tournament on Columbus Day; the Columbus Day parade; the Feast of St. Joseph; regular classes in how to make mozzarella, limoncello and ravioli; Italian Heritage Culture Month; and the New York City comptroller’s annual Italian American community breakfast. 

All UFT members are welcome to join the UFT Italian American Heritage Committee. For more information, contact us at

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