“We do need to act on preserving our culture by way of a comprehensive cultural center. . . we have the assets and interest.”
–Longtime supporter of Italian culture in San Diego
We had a great turnout at the Convivio Conversations event on September 8! The community is impassioned–ready, willing, and able to work toward re-establishing a multifaceted cultural center in Little Italy!
We will be holding another Convivio Conversations event in October, and we will be presenting our vision and some models to realize this vision for our community. . .
In the meantime. . .
WE NEED TO ADVANCE EFFORTS ON HISTORICAL PRESERVATION
Convivio has made great progress in our preservation efforts with the development of the digital archives and our partnership with UCSD to house the physical repository. But much more work needs to be done in collecting and cataloging artifacts from San Diego’s Italian community.
In an effort to get further community support, we are announcing the formation of the Little Italy Heritage Commission, a component of Convivio that focuses on the history of San Diego’s Little Italy.
WE WANT YOU ON OUR COMMISSION
Join us as ambassadors for the cause–we need a little of your time and a lot of your talent! Contact us to volunteer on this crucial committee for the preservation of our Italian historical narrative!