Upcoming Events

Upcoming Cultural Events

Black Lives Matter
and the Legacy of Colonialism in Italy

February 8, 2022
11:00 am-12:15 pm PST
In English -
On Zoom
Free Admission

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Event's details:

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 will be held in English. All are welcome.

About the presenter:

Fred Kudjo Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian documentary filmmaker, producer, civil rights activist and educator.
His documentaries deal with political and social themes, such as racism, interracial relations, diversity, Afro-Italians
and Black diasporic identity in Italy, and the African diaspora in the world. His production company is called
“Do the Right Films,” in honor of Spike Lee who has influenced Kuwornu’s work since his early years.


Pinocchio, the True & Only One

Confessions of a former puppet who converted from matter to soul

February 26, 2022
12:00 pm-1:15 pm PST
In English -
On Zoom
Free for members - $10 donation for non-members

* Please RSVP below & send us your donation to receive the Zoom link
If you are a member, you will receive the link a day prior to the event!

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The Dante Alighieri Society of BC invites you to a talk by Prof. Carlo Testa. 

Event's details:

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 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.

About the presenter:

Professor Carlo Testa has taught Italian Studies for close to three decades at the University of British Columbia.

His interests and publications include modern Italian and European literatures, post-World War Two Italian cinema,

and the theory and practice of translation, especially of modern lyrical poetry.

For info & donations email: info@dantesocietybc.ca

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If you would like to propose an event,

please contact our

Cultural Events Coordinator,

Dr. Arianna Dagnino

at aridag@me.com


To know more about our cultural program,
check our past events here.

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