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NIAF YOUTH RETREAT 2007 IN BOSTON, MASS.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT: 14TH ANNUAL NIAF YOUTH RETREAT

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Friday, August 3, 2007- Welcome dinner at 7 p.m.
Conferences held Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5

WHERE: Radisson Hotel Boston
200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
617/482-1800


Bring a friend or relative who shares your love of Italian culture or come alone to the 14th Annual National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Youth Retreat for Italian Americans and Italian enthusiasts. The NIAF retreat will be held August 3 through 5 at the Radisson Hotel Boston, in the theater district of the city. It is a weekend to discuss, reflect, and celebrate what it means to be of Italian-American heritage. The registration deadline is July 27.

The NIAF retreat brings together young adults ages 18 to 32 who share a common interest in Italy and Italian-American issues for a weekend of cultural, educational, and social activities.

A welcome dinner will be held Friday, August 3 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, August 4, participants will listen to a presentation by Italian-American author Stephen Puleo and attend workshops on Italian-American topics. The group will visit the St. Agrippina di Mineo Society Festival. On Sunday August 5, Professor Dan Monti of Boston Universityís Sociology Department will lead a tour of the North End, Bostonís Little Italy.

Retreat packages include admission to a welcome dinner, Saturday breakfast, workshops, tours, and related materials. Guests can choose between two packages: one offering two nights hotel stay at prices ranging from $159-219 and a non-hotel package costing $100. For more information, or to register before July 27, visit www.niaf.org/youth_retreat/index.asp.

Media Contact: Elissa Ruffino, 202/939-3106, elissa@niaf.org
Program Contact: Giuseppina Spillane, 202/939-3107, gspillane@niaf.org


NIAF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Visit www.niaf.org.




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