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Events explore legacy of Italian colonialism

The community is invited to explore the complex legacy of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia with a series of programs that will explore history and culture from a variety of perspectives.

CIC film series continues with "Noi eravamo"

Set in Italy’s Veneto region during the last months of the First World War, the film recounts the stories of the sons and daughters of Italian emigrants who returned to volunteer as pilots and nurses in Italy’s struggle against the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

CIC presents Italian film series

The series opens with "Italo," the true story of a stray dog who arrived in a Sicilian town and became a beloved member of the community.

CIC welcomes Fred Plotkin for Fellini film series

Visits from Fred Plotkin have become a Fitchburg State tradition, and this virtual event will allow his local fans the opportunity to learn about another treasured cultural export from Italy: the cinema of Federico Fellini.

Center for Italian Culture hosting book club talk on March 25

The Center for Italian Culture continues its 2020-21 virtual book club with Professor Rala Diakite leading a discussion of "Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio" by Italian author, journalist, and anthropologist Amara Lakhous on Thursday, March 25.

Community Read 2021 continues March 10

Professor Daniel Sarefield will guide a discussion about the mythology represented in Underland’s chapter six, while speleologist Rosario Di Pietro will join the call from Italy to share his knowledge of Italian caves.

CIC Virtual Book Club Continues in February

Brilliantly researched and vividly written, Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders.