Come and celebrate with FILEF Italian Liberation Day, commemorating 25 April 1945 and the victory of the Resistance to nazi-fascism that gave birth to the Italian Republic and to a Constitution founded on the values of democracy and work.
La Festa della Liberazione or Festa del 25 Aprile is a classic yearly celebration for FILEF and its supporters, over 45 years of activism in Australia. So come and join us!
Academic and early FILEF member professor Joseph Halevi will talk about:
“THE ANTI-FASCIST RESISTANCE IN ITALY, ITS HISTORICAL AND PRESENT SIGNIFICANCE”.
Joseph Halevi graduated in Philosophy and Political Economy in Rome, has been Professor of Economics at the International University College Turin, Italy, since 2010, has taught economics at the University of Sydney, in France and in the United States. In Italy he was member of the Italian Communist Party since the early 1960s. He joined FILEF as soon as he arrived in Sydney in 1978.
Film fan and linguist Cesare Popoli will offer a glimpse oF stories of resistance and liberation by masters of Italian cinema.
CURRENT GLOBAL RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS
The second part of the evening will be dedicated to the current and global resistance movement, led by women against today’s nazi-fascism, its threats to democracy, to human rights and the environment.