Eric Canepa is a music historian. From 2001 to 2006 he was the Coordinator of the Socialist Scholars Conference/Left Forum in New York and from 2008 to 2012 Co-coordinator of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s project North-Atlantic Left Dialogue.
In 1992 Founding Signers of Freedom Road Socialist Organization front Italian-Americans for a Multicultural United States were;
- Tom Albanese, Progressive Student Network, Cleveland Ohio
- Michael Alcamo, consumer advocate/writer New York City
- John Allocca, labor activist Boston
- Michael Allocca, corporate manager New York City
- Pasquale Amendolia, professor Hostos Community College New York City
- Tom Angotti, housing analyst New York City
- Charles Bagli, journalist New York City
- John Calderone, community organizer New York City
- Eric Canepa, musicologist New York City
- Susan Cangiani, public school teacherNew York City
- Michael Castellano, computer analyst New York City
- Bill Cavellini, community activist Boston
- Don Cavellini, community activist North Carolina
- Clare Damio, teacher New York City
- Kim DeFranco, social worker Cleveland Ohio
- George De Stefano, writer New York City
- Gil Fagiani, CSW social worker New York City
- Peter Gambaccini, journalist New York City
- Theresa Gentile Horvath, physicians assistant New York City
- Ann Langone, labor activist Boston
- John Rocco Lombardi, college professor New York City
- Cathleen Spadafore McGuire ecofeminist activist New York City
- Colleen Spadafore McGuire tenant attorney New York City
- Michael Musto, columnist Village Voice New York City
- Phillip Nobile, writer Village Voice New York City
- Lee Ornati, community activist New York City
- Ralph Palladino, hospital worker New York City
- Michael Parenti, political scientist, writer Washington DC
- Joan Reale, public school teacher New York City
- Vittorio Repetto, chiropractor New York City
- Paul Di Rienzo, journalist New York City
- Albert Russo, haircutter New York City
- Cynthia Savo, communications specialist New Haven Connecticut
- Loretta Domenica Sibilia reproductive rights activist Washington DC
- Michaelangelo Signorile, journalist
- Joseph Simonetti, social worker
- Juliet Ucelli,
Eric Canepa was Coordinator of “Manifestivity,” the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto held in New York City in 1998. He has published several articles on left politics within East Germany.
Individual endorsers of the event included Eric Canepa.
The Manifesto Commemoration Committee included Eric Canepa, coordinator; Sam Anderson, Sylvia Aron, Steve Brier, Mary Boger , Kira Brunner, Andrew Comer, Peggy Crane, Steve Duncombe, Peter Filardo, Rosa Garcia, Dan Georgakas, Joan Greenbaum, Ron Hayduk, Bill Henning, Diane Greene Lent, Danny Luce, Bill Koehnlein, Biju Mathew, Eli Messinger , Liz Mestres, Yusuf Nuruddin, Adele Oltman, Ed Ott, Leo Panitch, Renee Pendergrass, Merle Ratner, Colin Robinson, Rosina Rodriguez, Frank Rosengarten, Rob Saute, S Shankar, Sean Sweeney, Kit Wainer, Paul Washington, Juanita Webster, Ethan Young.
As a musician, Canepa has been artistic director of Spazio Musica Antica in Florence, Italy and has played numerous concerts on harpsichord in the U.S., Belgium, Germany, and Italy. His musicological work has focused on problems of rhythm in 12th - 14th-century music as well as the strategies through which medieval music theory legitimized new practices. He now resides in Florence, Italy.
Left Forum board
In 2009, the Left Forum board included Stanley Aronowitz, Roderick Bush, Eric Canepa, Vivek Chibber, Nancy Holmstrom, Jamie McCallum, Lorraine Minnite, Frances Fox Piven, Hobart Spalding, Bill Tabb, Richard D. Wolf and Julia Wrigley.
Mapping Socialist Strategies
Mapping Socialist Strategies was convened from August 1-4 2014 in Briarcliff Manor, NY, by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office. It brang together 100 influential progressives and leftists from across the United States, Canada, and Europe for an “un-conference” on socialist strategies.
Attendees included Eric Canepa, Left Forum.
Juliet Ucelli October 9, 2017 ·
[When Mayor de Blasio appointed a commission to review monuments on city-owned land, the biggest outcry predictably came from some Italian Americans defending the Columbus monument, and claiming that the Mayor must hate his Italian heritage. 25 years ago, countering the 500th anniversary celebrations of Columbus’s invasion and occupation, a few of us founded Italian Americans for a Multicultural U.S. (IAMUS), rejecting Columbus as a hero and as a representative of our Italian-ness. If you think that a similar statement by Italian Americans on the monument issue today would be useful--then respond in comments or message me.
Here’s an outreach flyer to Italian Americans about Columbus that we wrote in the 90s.]
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