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Check out the variety of online adult Italian language classes that Fondazione Italia has to offer!
In honor of International Women’s Day 2022, the Embassy of Italy to the United States and the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles are coming together with The Italian Cultural Institutes in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and director/producer Chiara Tilesi of Frequency Productions, alongside We Do It Together, to present One of Us, a film focused on the West Coast-based notable women.
La Festa della Donna or International Women’s Day on March 8 brings a variety of events to cities all over the world. Though Women’s Day was first started in the United States in 1909, it was not long after that many countries started to include it as a national holiday, with Italy commencing its celebrations in 1922. Italian men celebrate women’s day in Italy with the traditional gift of giving women Mimosa flowers. The tradition started in 1946 when two activists – Rita Montagna and Teresa Mattei – fighting for equality of women in Italy, suggested to celebrate the first Women’s Day after WW II by offering branches of mimosa to other women as a sign of respect and support. The Mimosa represents the feminine world. This flower looks very delicate, but it is actually very strong and able to grow in harsh environments.
Any savvy consumer knows that Italian products are synonymous with fine design, and magnificent craftsmanship. Join NIAF and Friends of Bocconi for a panel discussion with experts in Italy’s fashion and design industry for their insight into trends in modern Italian luxury.
Through our conversation, CEO of Poliform, Laura Anzani; CEO of Armani, Gaetano Sciuto; and SVP of Finance and Strategic Initiatives at Luxottica, Matteo Del Vecchio will explore trends in the fashion and design industries ranging from innovations in sustainability and ethical luxury to corporate social responsibility and changes in consumers’ reactions to the pandemic.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Monday, March 7 @ 3:00 pm PST
Zoom link will be sent via email to all registrants. If you are unable to participate in the live webinar, all registered attendees will automatically receive a recording of the session within two business days after the event.
The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space that Travels asks important questions about what lessons the Venice Ghetto might carry for the twenty-first century. How do we resist thinking about the Ghetto as a static site and instead embrace it as a dynamic place of cultural interchange? How do we work toward preserving the physical space while simultaneously embracing the ongoing process of collective memory making? Memory, just like the environment, functions within a fragile ecosystem. And in the context of Venice, the indiscriminate pursuit of instant gratification and profit has jeopardized both, unleashing natural catastrophe and creating an uncertain future for the city.
Sunday, March 6 @ 11:00 am PST
A Zoom panel discussion featuring Marjorie Agosín and Margaux Fitoussi, moderated by Katharine Trostel and Amanda Sharick
Events organized by the Jewish Community Library and co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.
The 7th edition of Filming Italy – Los Angeles, created and organized by Tiziana Rocca, Agnus Dei and the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, will be held 50% live and the other half virtually, presenting over 50 titles, including films, TV series, unpublished and unreleased docufilms, short films as well as master classes. The honorary president is Oscar-nominated actor Giancarlo Giannini, who is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – the 16th for Italy.
After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the link to access to the MyMovies platform and the code to watch the movies free of charge.
COM.IT.ES Los Angeles invites you to join them for a family Festa di Carnevale in Hermosa Beach! Potluck picnic with games for kids of all ages.
Sunday, February 27
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rotary Club – Valley Park
2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach