The Order of the Children of Italy in America, together with other important organizations supporting Americans of Italian descent, the Columbus Citizens Foundation, ISDA, NIAF and UNICO National, have joined forces for an unprecedented operation by financing the establishment of the National Columbus Education Foundation.
In the wake of the recent attacks on Columbus Day and the statues of Christopher Columbus, which have spread throughout the United States, the five most important organizations supporting the Italian-American community, made up of over 23 million people throughout the United States, have decided to join forces by founding the National Columbus Education Foundation.
“We are witnessing an unprecedented attack on the symbols of American culture and in particular on the memory of Christopher Columbus, a symbol very dear not only to the Italian-American community, custodian of the memory of the Italian navigator who discovered the new world, but also to the rest of the US population. which, for centuries now, has considered it an identity of the United States “. This was stated by Carmelo Cutuli, president of the Rome Chapter of the Order of the Children of Italy in America (OSDIA), the oldest and most consolidated organization supporting American citizens of Italian descent in North America. OSDIA, founded in 1905 by a Sicilian doctor who emigrated to New York, now has 600,000 members and 115 years of social achievements in favor of Italian Americans. .
The National Columbus Education Foundation was founded to conduct and disseminate research, studies and analyzes related to the figure of Christopher Columbus. The Foundation intends to develop political solutions and proposals to support the conservation of Columbus Day, rectifying the false narrative surrounding the famous navigator. The resources will be directed to promoting a social debate on the many reasons why Columbus Day should be preserved and celebrated by all Americans.
“We too of the Order of the Children of Italy in America – continues Cutuli – will support the activities of the National Columbus Education Foundation by collaborating on a series of research projects contributing to the development of educational materials and multimedia content accessible to the general public and to opinion makers in particular. ”
The Foundation is preparing to launch a large public campaign and a website called KnowColumbus to promote a more objective approach to reading Colombo’s work.