Febbraio 2022

by | February 28, 2022

Cari Amici,

Siamo già agli inizi di febbraio, il tempo vola!

Oggi celebriamo la rielezione del Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella, “ il Presidente di tutti” come hanno riportato i media italiani.

Benvenuti alla nostra newsletter mensile, speriamo possiate approfittare degli appuntamenti culturali di questo mese.

Vi ricordiamo, per coloro che non l’avessero ancora fatto, di rinnovare la vostra iscrizione, contiamo sul vostro supporto!

Buona lettura

Fino a domenica 6 febbraio – International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 | Virtual Exhibition: 1849-1871. Ebrei di Roma tra segregazione ed emancipazione

Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us of the moral imperative, well before the legal duty, to honour the victims of the Holocaust and to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again. Each year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation commits to preserving the memory of the Shoah, also abroad, through the numerous events and initiatives organized by our diplomatic network around the world, including the Italian Cultural Institutes.

This year, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto presents the online version of the exhibition: 1849-1871. The Jews of Rome between Segregation and Emancipation

Available until Sunday, February 6.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday February 8, 14:00-15:30 ET – Black Lives Matter in Italy and the Legacy of Colonialism

To celebrate Black History Month, join an online talk with Italian-Ghanaian filmmaker and activist Fred Kudjo Kuwornu on the topic of “Black Lives Matter in Italy and the Legacy of Colonialism”. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

The event is free and will be held in English. All are welcome.

Hosted by UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies with the support of the Dante Alighieri Society of BC.

For more information and to register click here.

Thursday February 24, 12:30 ET – Benedetto Croce: From Anti-Fascism to the Birth of the Italian Republic

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the passing of Benedetto Croce. On this occasion, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto is pleased to present the Italian translation of Fabio F. Rizi’ s seminal work, Benedetto Croce and Italian Fascism, and the webinar:

Benedetto Croce: From Anti-Fascism to the Birth of the Italian Republic

Thursday, February 24 | 12:30PM EST
ZOOM Webinar | Free Event | Registration Required




Saturday Feb 26, 3pm ET – I, Pinocchio, the True & Only One

The Dante Alighieri Society of BC invites you to a talk via Zoom by Prof. Carlo Testa: Pinocchio, the True & Only One: Confessions of a former puppet who converted from matter to soul.

A universal icon and a metaphor of the human condition, the story of Pinocchio, written by the Italian author Carlo Collodi, is considered a canonical piece of children’s literature and has had a great impact on world culture.

Join us for a talk by Prof. Carlo Testa on how and why the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette that magically comes to life and dreams of being a real boy, has captured the imagination of so many children (and adults) around the world.

Click here for more information.

Learn Italian! Specialized Italian Classes – Instant Italian and Italian for Business

The Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia is excited to offer the following upcoming language courses online:

Instant Italian – 6 weeks
Tuesdays and Thursdays 15:00-16:00 ET Starting Feb 8 – Mar 14
Click here for more information.

Italian for Business
Saturdays 13:00 – 14:00 ET Starting Feb 19 – Mar 26
Click here for more information.

Classes meet over Zoom. Basic Italian knowledge required. $160 (Tax included).