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Italian Language Meeting – September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Dante Language Program Instructor
Topic: Francesca Giambartolomei
A link will be emailed to the Dante Society Email list prior to the meeting. There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30.
Introductions – Joyce Ramée, President
Presentation – Francesca Giambartolomei
Francesca will speak about her native city but also the cities she grew up in, went to the university, and deeply influenced her. She will touch on the history, art, cuisine, and dialects. From the North to Center Italy, somehow even the South. Ask her the question she likes and hates the most: “where are you from”- “Di dove sei?” She hopes to make this online discussion interactive through asking questions of the audience.
Francesca is an Italian native, born in Cremona, northern Italy. She holds a laurea in Biology from the University of Padua and Masters of Biology from Eastern Michigan University. She left Italy in 1994 and has lived in New Zealand and the United States. She has a passion for teaching her native language, as a way of maintaining and exploring the Italian language and culture with different eyes. She has taught privately and in many institutions to students of different proficiency levels groups, including for the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington. Francesca is interested in literature, art and design, and in her free time, she likes reading, cooking, and making jewelry and ceramics.
DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
Live Meeting COVID Guidelines
Even as COVID variants continue to plague the population, we are trying to return to offering live meetings for Dante this season. We’ve all been longing for a return to shared meals, and since this is foundational to Dante activities, we want to make it possible. Following the guidelines and regulations now in place by many workplaces, public venues and community groups, the Dante Board of Directors has agreed to the guidelines listed below as an acceptable plan to keep us as safe as possible when meeting in person.
1) Please do not attend if you have been exposed to COVID, or are experiencing any symptoms of illness. We will make best efforts to record the presentations so that those who cannot attend in person can enjoy them afterwards. There will also be a few meetings presented on ZOOM instead of live this season, for all to enjoy like last year.
2) Masks are encouraged. Although no longer required, we encourage attendees to wear masks when not eating or drinking.
Thank you again for your understanding and observance of these guidelines. Let’s work together to control COVID!!!