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La Sicilia dai Greci ai Normanni – Virtual Seminar in Italian

Date 05.30.2020

venerdì 5 giugno, h. 7:00 pm (ora italiana, CET) – LA SICILIA DAI GRECI AI NORMANNI  con la Professoressa e Archeologa Elisa Bonaccini

La Professoressa Bonaccini ripercorrerà un periodo storico di grande importanza e di estrema rilevanza non solo per la Storia della Sicilia ma per la Storia di Italia se solo si pensa alla Siracusa greca la cui influenza arrivava fino alla Toscana (influenzando la cultura etrusca), il Veneto, le Marche e la Romagna (dove i siracusani fondarono la colonia di Adria e Ancona) o se si pensa ai Re Normanni (Ruggero, Guglielmo, Enrico, Tancredi, Costanza) fino ad arrivare a Federico II “Stupor Mundi”. Storia angolare della Storia di Italia spesso negletta dalla storiografia ufficiale.

Come iscriversi? Semplice!

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Vi preghiamo di prendere nota che sarà possibile accettare e confermare le iscrizioni al webinar  entro le h. 15:30 di venerdì. Oltre questo orario sarà impossibile poter accettare nuove iscrizioni.

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Free Stream Italian Short Documentary, “Barbiere”

Date 05.29.2020

Until May 31 the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles in collaboration with with Enormous Films presents a special free streaming of the Italian short documentary, “Barbiere.”

In Barbiere (2008 Documentary, Short, Biography| 36′) Franco Bompieri, owner of the historic Milanese workshop Barbieria Colla and self-taught novelist, tells the story of his life. The arrival in Milan after the war and the difficult beginnings. We immediately immerse ourselves in another era, made of sensational characters who cross all social classes; in the background a nation that after the horrors of the war finds the strength to raise its head by taking the path of the economic boom. In Italian with English subtitles.

Directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, written by Luchino Visconti di Modrone, starring Franco Bompieri. Produced by Enourmous Film.

STREAM HERE UNTIL MAY 31


The Classical Education of the Founding Fathers Seminar – June 5

Date 05.29.2020

As proud Italians and Italian Americans, we all know the immense impact that Italy has had on forming the United States that we know and love today. But did you know that when the Founding Fathers envisioned the United States’ governmental structure, they based it on mid-Republican Rome? Join NIAF for its first Ernest Pellegri Virtual Event and discover how the Founding Fathers’ classical educations played a role in how they envisioned the United States; it is free but you must register to attend!

Register


Help Save the Italian Program at Westchester HS!

Date 05.22.2020

Please give us your support to help save an Italian program and teacher’s job at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, CA. The dedicated teacher, Mr. Frank Lenoci, has successfully grown the program over the last five years but was recently let go and told that only Spanish would be offered at the high school next year. Can you take a moment and help us try to save this Italian program? Below is a petition to sign and the email addresses for the principal of the school and district administrators. We need your support!

Help Save the Italian Program at Westchester High School in Los Angeles!

Please sign the petition and write a letter to the school district

Jennifer Theodore-Sullivan: jrt9616@lausd.net: Community of Schools Administrator
Travis Brandy:travis.brandy@lausd.net: Instructional Director
Cheryl Hildreth: cheryl.hildreth@lausd.net: Local District Superintendent


#Raffaello500 Webinar Series – May 27

Date 05.20.2020

Join the Italian Cultural Institutes in North America for a live zoom conference on “Raffaello’s Frescoes” in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Master’s death. The webinar will focus on Raffaello’s work in the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche at Villa Farnesina in Rome, on the heels of a digital project developed by Antonio Sgamellotti and Virginia Lapenta, in collaboration with the ISTI-CNR Visual Computing Lab. The digital results of the project have been recently made available online, providing an amazingly close look at the frescoes made by Raphael and his workshop on the Loggia domed ceiling.

Wednesday, May 27 @ 12:00 pm


#ItalianDigitalTownHall LA – May 26

Date 05.22.2020

Message from Consul General Silvia Chiave:

Cari tutti, sono lieta di invitarvi a partecipare all’iniziativa digitale #ItalianDigitalTownhall, promossa dal Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington, dedicata agli Italiani in California del Sud impegnati in prima linea contro il Covid-19.

L’evento (invito allegato), in lingua italiana, si svolgerà martedì 26 maggio, alle ore 18.00 (6 pm PST) sulla piattaforma Zoom, e sarà aperto dall’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti Armando Varricchio, in collegamento da Washington.

Potrete poi ascoltare quattro esperti della comunità medico-scientifica della California del Sud impegnati in diversi ruoli nell’attuale emergenza, che condivideranno con voi le loro esperienze degli ultimi mesi e risponderanno alle vostre domande:

Alberto Collazzoni (Psicologo, – Renewed Freedom Center, Los Angeles);
Alessandro Sette (Immunologo – La Jolla Institute for Immunology, San Diego);
Emanuela Bonfoco (Medico in Medicina d’Urgenza e Generale – UCLA)
Federica Raia  (Docente di Scienze dell’Apprendimento e Informazione e Medicina – UCLA)

Al dibattito, che sarà moderato dalla giornalista RAI e CEO IbiscusMedia Valentina Martelli, si potrà accedere registrandosi attraverso il seguente link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__C7c0ttkSrW8zjkluZMnHw

Le domande potranno essere inviate attraverso la piattaforma Zoom.

L’evento sarà trasmesso anche in diretta sulla piattaforma social Facebook del Consolato.

Nell’auspicio che assistiate numerosi, vi invio i miei più’ cordiali saluti.

Silvia Chiave
Console Generale


Seminar on Italian Genealogy & Dual Citizenship – May 21

Date 05.19.2020

Join NIAF for “Researching your Italian Roots – How to Begin” virtual event with Genealogy & Dual Citizenship Expert Bianca Ottone from My Italian Family this Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. EST!

Get all the tips of how to begin researching your Italian family through this first webinar from NIAF’s virtual three-part Genealogy Series. In the first session, Bianca will answer both Genealogy and Dual Citizenship Questions. Seminar is FREE but must register to attend.

Register Today!


Make Gnocchi at Home! – May 22

Date 05.18.2020

Join Lingua Viva for a Zoom cooking event with Elisabetta Ciardullo, founder of Think Italian! Events and learn how to make some delicious gnocchi home!

Friday, May 22 from 12:00 to 1:30 PST

$25.00

For more information and to register call or text 310 741-9669

Zoom meeting invitation will be sent upon registration


“Maggio Musicale” in Los Angeles – Video Concerts by Antonio Lysy

Date 05.15.2020

May 18 & 25 – A series of video concerts organized by Antonio Lysy, an Italian cello player and Latin Grammy winner are taking place in May. Antonio is the founder of the Incontri in Terra di Siena Chamber Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy. He has performed as a soloist in major concert halls worldwide, and continues to perform regularly both as a solo, and chamber music artist. He is currently Professor of Cello at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The concerts will be posted on the IIC YouTube Channel

Program:

Monday, May 18
Messiaen Louange à l’éternité de Jesus with images of the Sistine Chapel
Antonio Lysy cello, David Kaplan piano, editing by Umberto Belfiore.

Monday, May 25
Vivaldi Duetto with Kaya Ralls
Kaya Ralls cello, Antonio Lysy cello, editing by Umberto Belfiore

Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone arranged by Daniel Gledhill played by UCLA cello students

Participants

Umberto Belfiore – editing
Marcia Dickstein – harp
Daniel Gledhill – piano and arrangement of Ennio Morricone music
Kaya Ralls – cello
Ettore Causa – editing
Antonio Lysy – cello, artistic direction and production


Art Tour of the Vatican Museums – FREE Online Seminar – May 20

Date 04.30.2020

Grab a glass of prosecco or wine while you explore the “fascino” (allure) of the Vatican Museums with Italian art expert, Ylenia Mino.  Ylenia will guide you on a tour of the Sistine Chapel and teach you about iconic and famous artworks that are a MUST-SEE when you visit Rome and the Vatican. This 1-hour FREE workshop will be presented in English. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Class Date: Wednesday, May 20
Time: 7:00 pm PST

REGISTER