Controversy also arises with the Ammbrogini ceremony. What is being debated this year is the awarding of the prize to comedian Andrea Pucci, proposed by Lega councilor Silvia Sardone. PD councilor and LGBTQIA+ community activist Michele Albiani is among the first to speak out against the candidacy. Some of the comedian’s jokes are under scrutiny, including “crimes against women, including secretary Elly Schlein” and minorities “with the homophobic ‘joke’ against Tommaso Zorzi (Big Brother contestant, ed)”.
Position reiterated on the eve of the awards ceremony, in which will not participate in the protest. For the same reasons, the PD councilor, Mónica Romano, will not be present at the delivery of the Meritorious Civic Awards: «I think that a city like Milan, which aims to embark on paths for gender equality, demonstrates great incoherence in giving such a divisive comedian such an important award.” He says he regrets that the mayor did not exercise his right of veto: “This candidacy is a wound that should not go unnoticed.” The comedian, for his part, upon arriving at the theater stated: «If I have been misunderstood, I apologize. Sexuality must be understood freely.” Northern League member Samuele Piscina is absent from the centre-rightto protest against the words used in the Council by the mayor, who accused the parties of “clientelistic” options in allocations: “The apologies never came: the arrogance never ends.”
A total of 41 people will receive the recognition in 2023. Five gold medals will be awarded in memory, including Giulia Tramontano, the 29-year-old pregnant woman murdered last May in Senago by her partner Alessandro Impagnatiello, the sociologist Francesco Alberoni, the doctor Angelo Chessa, the singer of Comunione e liberazione Adriana Mascagni and the businessman Luigi Predeval. Among the certificates of civic merit, one was also given to Ilaria Lamera, the student who was the first to launch the student protest with tents in the square to denounce the problem of high rents. Among the fifteen gold medals awarded are the aeronautical engineer Amalia Ercoli Finzi; the director of Sky Tg24 Giuseppe De Bellis; comedian Pucci; the former president of the Piazza Fontana association, Carlo Arnoldi; the entrepreneur Andrea Jarach; the director of the San Vittore prison, Giacinto Siciliano, and the screenwriter Cristina Mainardi.
«Giulia Tramontano would be proud»
The ceremony began punctually, at 10:30 a.m. Also present was the president of the Senate, Ignazio la Russa, who shook hands with Mayor Beppe Sala. Both were at the center of a case over their attendance at the theater for the premiere at La Scala. During the presentation of the gold medal in memory of Giulia Tramontano, collected on stage by her parents, the audience stood up and gave a long applause to the memory of the young woman. Before the start of the ceremony, his sister chiara declared: “If Giulia could be here, I would be proud of her and what she has done,” and then thanked the Municipality “for the honor.” On stage to collect the award from Mayor Giuseppe Sala and City Council President Elena Buscemi were the father and mother of the 27-year-old girl murdered by her boyfriend when she was seven months pregnant, Franco and Loredana. . «Her young life, full of hopes and ambitions, was cut short by a brutal and repugnant violence that also killed Thiago, the child she was carrying in her womb – we read in the reasons –. Preserving their memory, honoring their history, telling the tragedy that broke their dreams are the way to reject violence and abuse against women, in all its forms and manifestations. A warning to everyone to renew cultural and social commitment to prevention and work together to support victims. So that it is never too late again.”
A long applause, with the entire audience on their feet, welcomed the delivery of the Gold medal to Amalia Ercoli Finzi, the first woman to graduate in aeronautical engineering in 1962.
Grand Gold Medal at the University of Milan, which celebrates its centenary this year. “Its history is closely intertwined with that of the city in which a community grows that today has 60 thousand students,” we read in the motivations. And again: «Ancient roots and look
Projected into the future, one hundred years after its founding, it lays the first stone of the new scientific campus in the Mind area. Here, celebrating the architectural tradition of the former headquarters of Ca’ Granda, it enhances the link with its historical identity within an innovative experimental center.
and contamination of knowledge.” Entering at the Dal Verme theater, He rector Elio Franzini he said: «We discovered that it was probably our founder, who was also mayor of Milan, Luigi Mangiagalli, who instituted this beautiful ceremony of the Golden Ambrogini for the deserving. And the
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