The American-Italian Federation of the Southeast was founded in 1973
to represent and support Italian-American Organizations of the Southeast at the Local, National, and International Levels.
Celebrating Culture, &
Inspiring the Next Generation
Our current projects include erecting a 16′ high Monument to the Sicilian Sugarcane Harvesters of 1870-1924.
Italians and Sicilians have made
significant contributions to America
that can be traced back to the 1600s.
Italian-Americans are still making
significant contributions with many
involved in our member organizations.
Our Louisiana – Italian Film Festival sold out. Three of the films shown can be seen on the AWE News Youtube Channel. “Who Killa da Chief?” ; “Aviator col de Pinedo” ; and the Social Media Compilation Video. Plans are under way for 2024. Renaming it the Louis Prima Film Festival and adding national competition set to Louis’ songs.
The AIFEDSE promotes and exhibits at regional Italian Festivals. This was our booth at The Independence Louisiana Sicilian Festival displaying a maquette of the future Monument to the Sicilian Sugar Cane Harvester
PAST: Celebrating All Saints Day at the Italian Society Mausoleums in Metairie Cemetery.
PRESENT: We support the numerous parades and festivals of our member organizations.
FUTURE: AIFEDSE sent four delegates to the 2023 Italian Future Leaders Conference.
Current Monument and Marker Projects:
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