Thursday, March 30, 2017

La Donna della Mia Vita - Le Vie delle Foto

La Donna della Mia Vita / The Women of our Lives

Collaborative Photo Exhibit in Le Vie Delle Foto 
April 1- 30, 2017
Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste
Piazza Sant'Antonio Nuovo, 6 - Trieste
Mornings:  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - 9-12
Afternoons:  Monday to Friday - 4-7 pm

For the second consecutive year the Associazione Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste is participating in the Le Vie delle Foto exhibit.  High School Students from the Abbington Friends School in Philadelpia and from Trieste prepared this exhibit with the aid of photographer Erin McKinney, and their teachers Erin Russo, in Trieste, and Donna Russo, in Philadelphia.

The project, called "La Donna della mia Vita - the woman of my life", is inspired by the recent Women's March held in many U.S. cities and Women's HERstory Month. 
 Italian and American students were asked to do make a portrait of a female figure important in their lives and then to tell, with an open letter, the reason for their choice.

The American photographer Erin Mckinney took photos of students from Italy, while the American students have experimented with different photographic techniques for their portraits. The exhibit will be shown simultaneously in Philadelphia and Trieste.

Shania Hicks, film maker, followed the project behind the scenes and produced 3 related videos.

This Exhibit was made possible thanks to the support of the U.S. Embassy to Italy.

Per il secondo anno consecutivo Le vie delle Foto ospita la mostra fotografica frutto del progetto di collaborazione tra l’AIA - Associazione Italo Americana FVG and American Corner Trieste e gli studenti di fotografia dell’Abington Friends School in Philadelphia, USA.
Il progetto, chiamato “La Donna Della Mia Vita - The Woman of My Life”, è ispirata alla recente Marcia delle donne che si è tenuta in molte città americane e il Women’s HERstory in marzo. Agli studenti italiani e americani è stato chiesto di fare un ritratto fotografico di una figura femminile importante nelle loro vite e poi di raccontare, con una lettera aperta, il motivo di questa scelta.
La fotografa americana Erin McKinney ha scattato le foto degli studenti italiani, mentre gli studenti americani hanno sperimentato differenti tecniche fotografiche nei loro ritratti. La mostra sarà esposta sia a Philadelphia sia a Trieste.

Ringraziamo l'Ambasciata USA in Italia per il sostegno che ha reso possibile la mostra.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Week Ahead: March 27-31, 2017

Rosie the Riveter, Short Story Club,  Makers, Moms, Book Club, The Woman of My Life

American Corner Trieste Activities are always Free and Open to the Public.

Mon. March 27th
SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN!  10 more weeks

10 am and 1 pm FILM - The LIFE and TIMES of ROSIE THE RIVETER for Women's History Month 
Shows in English at 10 am and 1 pm at American Corner Trieste.  
Free and Open to the Public.

Come on down and take your We Can Do It! selfie at our We Can Do It Wall!

Tues. March 28th 10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby.

10 am - Short Story Club - We'll discuss A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin,  a 1900's Feminist and Novelist.  Our main character comes across some extra money.  What will she do?  Spend it on her children or on herself?  

Wed, March 29th
8:30 p.m. - HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - Some AIA FVG Members are going to the game as a group!  

Thurs. March 30th
10 am - Mom & Baby Playdate in English

10 am - Maker Space - make it, sew it, fix it with friends.  We're learning how to Knit .  Ask for advice.  Learn how to sew or knit.  Teach someone how to knit or sew.  We have 3 Singer Sewing Machines, Knitting Needles and Craft Materials.

10 am - Survival Italian for Adults - not a formal Class, but a a way for you to learn what you need to get by. 
 8 pm - Women’s Book Club – Discussing The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner. Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.

Fri. March 31st
5-7 pm - AC - TC - Teen Club

6-7 pm - Inauguration - La Donna della Mia Vita / The Women of our Lives - Photographic exhibit by Trieste and Philadelphia Students.  Le Vie delle Foto at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  



Friday, March 24, 2017

Class Info

Saturday classes have their last lesson of the Winter Semester on March 25th. 

The Spring Semester begins on Monday March 27th. 

Info about SPRING courses and SUMMER STEAM at this LINK

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Short Story Club - March 28, 2017 - 10 am

Short Story Club
March 28, 2017, 10 a.m.
Free and Open to the Public.

To conclude Women's History Month we are discussing:
A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin.  

Here is a LINK to the written and audio text.  

Kate Chopin (1850–1904) is an American writer best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive, daring women. Her novel The Awakening and her short stories are read today in countries around the world, and she is widely recognized as one of America’s essential authors.

Learn more about Kate Chopin at this LINK.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New Arrivals!

New Books and DVD's have just arrived  at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste Library

Come down and Check them Out!  While you're here, browse our existing collection too.  
Here are the links to view our collection online:





Rosie the Riveter

The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter.  More info at this LINK.    
Monday, March 27, 2017.  Shows at 10 am and 1 pm.
Free and Open to the Public

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spring Semester 2017

Spring English Courses at Associazione Italo Americana FVG  begin the week of March 27th.  10 more weeks. 

Are you ready?  If you are new, before you register, please check with our office aiafrontdesk@gmail.com to be sure there is space in your requested section.  
Here are the Class Spring Schedules.


Looking ahead to Summer?  
We propose STEAM Summer English Immersion Morings for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School.  
Here is the LINK

The Week Ahead: March 20-24, 2017

Fulbright Talk, Coffee, Teachers, Teens, Cinema and more!

American Corner Trieste Activities are always Free and Open to the Public.

Mon. March 20th
5 pm - The Politics of Migration - Speaker: Umberto Speranza - Fulbright Scholar 
Umberto will speak of his research that has taken all over FVG interviewing Refugees, Politicians, Relief Workers, Religious Leaders.  

Tues. March 21st
10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break - Join us for a cup of Coffee and some Conversation in English.  

10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Playgroup in Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby.

Thurs. March 23rd
10 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup in English

10 am - Maker Space - make it, sew it, fix it with friends.  We're learning how to Knit Hats and Sew..  Bring a project. Ask for advice.  Learn how to sew or knit.  Teach someone how to knit or sew.  We have 3 Singer Sewing Machines, Knitting Needles and Craft Materials.

10 am - Survival Italian for Adults - not a formal Class, but a a way for you to learn what you need to get by. 


1:30, 4, 6:30 9 pm - Hail, Caesar!  in the American Film Series at Teatro dei Fabbri.  AIA FVG Members Only 

Fri. March 24th
5 - 7 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club Hangout in English for Teens

6 pm -  Teacher Learning Network
Theme:  Yes, I can - in English.  Teaching Life Skills in the EFL Classroom. 
Free and Open to Language Teachers

Teacher Learning Network - Yes I can - In English

Teacher Learning Network
March 24, 2017, 6 p.m. 
Free and Open to Language Teachers 
American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Theme:  Yes, I can - In English
Integrating Life Skills in the EFL Classroom

Future appointments:

http://aia-fvg.blogspot.it/2016/09/teachers-learning-network_23.html

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Politics of Migration

March 20, 2017, 5 pm
American Corner Trieste
Piazza Sant'Antonio 6 - Triese
Ingresso Libero - Free and Open to the Public




Assessing cultural and financial implications of refugee arrivals in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia at the Municipal Level The purpose of this Fulbright research is to investigate the impact of refugee arrivals on the municipalities of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and to determine to what extent the presence of refugees in these areas is driving the political narrative and decision-making surrounding migration policy. At the same time, the research will analyze the firsthand accounts of refugees living in the Italian asylum system in the region of Friuli to gauge how the political outcomes are directly impacting the lives of refugees. The research will use assessments following interviews with political leaders, aid organizations and other relevant actors involved in migration policy making throughout the region. At the conclusion of the Fulbright research period (July 2017) the outcomes will be used to identify the role of politics in the migration crisis in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and its impact on refugee communities, minority populations and the asylum system in Italy as a whole.

Learn more about Umberto's Experiences at these links:



Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Week Ahead: March 13-17, 2017

Maker Space, Nati per Leggere, Babies, Teen Club.  

American Corner Trieste Activities are always Free and Open to the Public.

Tues. Mar. 14th 
10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby.

Thurs. Mar. 16th
10 am - Nati per Leggere - Bilingual Reading 0-3 yrs

10 am - Maker Space - make it, sew it, fix it with friends.  We're learning how to Knit Hats and Sew .  Bring a project. Ask for advice.  Learn how to sew or knit.  Teach someone how to knit or sew.  We have 3 Singer Sewing Machines, Knitting Needles and Craft Materials.

10 am - Survival Italian for Adults - not a formal Class, but a a way for you to learn what you need to get by. 

Fri. Mar. 17th
5 - 7 AC TC - American Corner Teen ClubHangout in English for Teens

 COMING UP:

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - March 29th - If you ordered tickets, they are available at the Front Desk during Office Hourse.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Chili Cook-Off Results

The 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off was a great success!  Get ready for the 2018 edition!  

11 Chili Chefs
3 Judges
Great Chili, Fantastic Clean up Crew.  Loads of Fun!

Entries included:

1st Place - El Diablo
2nd Place - Brr...It's Chili
3rd Place - Mamma Mia

Honorable Mentions:
Dr. Bean, Chili #8, Quin Wow, Texitriestin Chili, Chili Hot Chili, Big Red Machine, ..., ...

See the full Slide Show at this LINK.
Thanks and congratulations to ALL!!!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Week Ahead: March 6-10, 2017

Chili Cook-Off, Little Mermaid, Rosie the Riveter Selfies, Teen Club and more!

American Corner Trieste Activities are always Free and Open to the Public.

Tues. March 7th 
10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby.

Thurs. March 9th
10 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup in English

10 am - Maker Space - make it, sew it, fix it with friends.  We're learning how to Knit Hats and Sew..  Bring a project. Ask for advice.  Learn how to sew or knit.  Teach someone how to knit or sew.  We have 3 Singer Sewing Machines, Knitting Needles and Craft Materials.

10 am - Survival Italian for Adults - not a formal Class, but a a way for you to learn what you need to get by. 

Fri. March 10th
5 - 7 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen ClubHangout in English for Teens
6 pm - The LITTLE MERMAID - Family Film in English. Free and Open to the Public. 




7 - 9 pm CHILI COOK OFF - March 10th - More info at this link. The First Annual Chili Cook-Off.
Great Food! Great Fun! Great Prizes! Reservation DEADLINE:  March 8th.  
AIA FVG Members and their families only.  
May the best Chili Win!