1st Nov 2015: Not The Mafia You Know by Amber Phillips

An alleged member of the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate is escorted by Italian Carabinieri police officers [AP]

Come along to The Royal Exchange Theatre Cafe at 2pm to listen to Amber’s talk. Enjoy socialising around learning and finding out something new…

Title of talk:

Not the mafia you know

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

This talk will be about Italy’s least famous – but most dangerous – mafia, the ‘ndrangheta. First, I’ll explain that Italy has 3 different mafias, all of which are highly active today. I’ll go over some of the myths, and explain that the reality is a lot less glamorous and a lot more frightening. I’ll talk very briefly about my experiences working in Calabria, where the ‘ndrangheta comes from: some stories of ordinary people whose daily lives are affected by organised crime. I’ll then go over the history of the organization, and look into how, and why, people have been denying that it exists for so long.

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