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Welcome to the website of the New York State Commission for Social Justice (CSJ), Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA).  The NYS CSJ is focused on combating defamation of Italians, Italian Americans and other groups.  Our two primary goals are:

  •    To fight bias, bigotry, and defamation of Italians and Italian Americans as well as other groups.

  •    To promote a positive image of Italians and Americans of Italian descent through our programs, our positive image materials such as posters, pamphlets, bookcovers, bookmarks, etc., and our first video-documentary entitled “Italian American Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor,” a TELLY Award Winner.

    Our website contains information pertaining to the NYS CSJ work in fighting bias, and bigotry and in promoting a positive image of Italian Americans.  We invite you to take advantage of the programs within and encourage your participation, comments and suggestions. 

    Remember - if you are a member of OSIA, you are a member of the CSJ!

    The Vigiano Brothers Lodge and New York CSJ is still feeling the loss of our beloved member and friend Louis J Gallo.
    Lou was  a living legend with his knowledge of Christopher Columbus and his Columbus presentations will be greatly missed.
    His family will be holding a Memorial mass on Saturday April 30,2022 at 12:00 in the afternoon
    at Infant Jesus Church, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Port Jefferson, New York 11777
    The church is just off Route 25A a half a mile south of Port Jefferson village.

    The John Dabbene Italian Heritage Essay Contest
    Please note, the contest deadline has been extended to June 1. All applications must be postmarked by June 1 2022.
    The application form and letter to members will still have the old deadline date of May 1.

    The 2022 NY State CSJ John Dabbene Italian Heritage Essay Contest forms
    are also available. Download both the letter and form listed below.
    2022 Essay Contest Application
    2022 Essay Contest Letter to Members

  • Setting the Record Straight About Columbus by Rev. Andrew Corrozza, State Chaplain for the Grand Lodge of New York, Order Sons of Italy

    Columbus Day Podcast from DePaul University featuring Louis Gallo Interview

    Columbus, Fact vs Fiction A must read article by OSIA

    A new Two Page Color Brochure telling the truth and real facts about Columbus

    Three letters written June 17 2020 regarding the ongoing Christopher Columbus battle:

        Letter to the Mayor of Philadelphia regarding removal of Columbus statue
        Letter to the Mayor of West Orange regarding teaching the truths and real facts about Columbus
        Letter to the New York State Attorney General regarding making damaging or vandalizing a Columbus statue a hate crime

    Mother Cabrini bookmarks

    Garibaldi Meucci Museum