Update from the Italian American Alliance: Meeting with the Mayor in the Works

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2020

A scheduled Sunday afternoon rally at 2 p.m. by Italian Americans at Christopher Columbus Park to respond to the recent vandalism of the Christopher Columbus statue has been cancelled. 

In its place, Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh will meet with the leaders of the Italian American Alliance who had scheduled the rally. 

Dr. Frank Mazzaglia, Communications Officer the for the Alliance, praised Mayor Walsh for his sensitivity to the feelings of Italian Americans across the state who were outraged at the statue’s vandalism. 
The Columbus statue was paid for through the private donations of citizens and associations in the North End.

Leaders of the Italian American Alliance expect a positive outcome concerning the statue’s future following an honest dialogue. In addition to its 2,280 members, the Italian American Alliance is also an umbrella association which includes most prominent Italian American organizations in Massachusetts.