CURRENT HEADLINE

AATI Stance on President Trump's Recent Executive Order
As a scholarly and educational organization founded on the promotion, advancement, and preservation not only of Italian culture but also intercultural competence, the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI), which consists of members worldwide, welcomes talented citizens from all nations to come to the United States to study, teach, and pursue research. As such, the AATI is gravely concerned about the recent Presidential Executive Order that prevents visa holders of seven nations from returning to/entering the US for a period of 90 days. This draconian decision on the part of President Trump creates extreme hardships on students, teachers, researchers, faculty, and staff who are citizens of these seven countries, not to mention academic programs affected by this decision and those who were abroad when the Executive Order went into effect. The Presidentss Executive Order also creates a negative precedent for any and all students or faculty from any country wanting to seek a position in the US. Furthermore, any religious distinction by the US government between citizens of these nations is unconstitutional. Representing Italian Americans among its membership and constituencies, a people once subject to such prejudices based on appearance, ethnicity, religion, language and provenance, the leadership of the AATI is both personally and professionally against the perpetuation of this treatment. The rigid and biased categorization of people is something we have witnessed too many times in our modern era. The AATI, thus, abhors all actions of this sort and strongly condemns this ban on Muslim-majority countries.
Boston (MA), Nov. 18-20, 2016 AATI 2017International Conference:
Palermo, Italy June 28-July 3, 2017

Conference Place and Date:
   Nashville (TN):
   Nov. 17-19, 2017

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Conference Program: TBA

 
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June 28: Arrival, Registration, Workshops, & Inauguration

June 29-July 1: Conference Sessions

June July 1: Gala Dinner

July 22: Tour of Sicily (a 4-day tour is planned)

July 3: Departure

Contact Person: Colleen Ryan, ryancm@indiana.edu
AATI National Italian Exam College Essay Contest

High School Contest Winners

The AATI National Italian Exam will be held during the week of March 1-31, 2017.

Contact Person: Salvatore Bancheri aati@utoronto.ca

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The deadline for the College Essay contest is August 1, 2017.

Contact Person: Chiara Mazzuchelli, chiara.mazzucchelli@ucf.edu

Please forward submissions to the following: aaticollegeessaycontest@gmail.com

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AATI AT MLA AP Exam

Conference Place and Date:
   Philadelphia (PA):
   Jan. 5-8, 2017

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beppe@email.arizona.edu

Distinguished Service Awards William Van Watson Scholarship

Call for the 2017 Distinguished Service Awards

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Contact Person: Mark Pietralunga, Chair, Awards Committee, mpietralunga@fsu.edu




Our colleague William Van Watson past away in May 2014. There is an ongoing Memorial Scholarship organized in his honor. Please be generous.

Contact Person: Beatrice D'Arpa bdarpa@comcast.net

Donate to the Van Watson Memorial Scholarship


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National Italian Honor Society AATI Apparel
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