2013-03-01 / Your City

Celebrating Women ~ Italian style!

Fitchburg State University will observe Women’s History Month with a celebration of the special contributions that Italian and Italian- American women have made to American cultural life.

The program begins Monday, March 4, with “Cooking with Nonna” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Falcon Hub, Hammond Hall. Enjoy fabulous Italian cooking with some very special Italian nonne (grandmothers) ~ sharing some Italian cooking secrets and dishes. Everyone who attends must bring a favorite homemade Italian dish! Prizes awarded. Buon appetito!

On Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7, the Communications Media Department’s theater program presents “Talking with …” by Jane Martin and directed by Kelly Morgan from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Percival Auditorium. These extraordinary monologues include idiosyncratic characters that amuse, move and frighten, and always speaking from the depths of their souls.

On Monday, March 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. there will be a panel discussion on “The Women of Italy” at Ellis White Lecture Hall, Hammond Hall. This interdisciplinary discussion about the diverse contributions of Italian women to modern culture will feature professors Rala Diakite, Joe Moser, Teresa Thomas, and Susan Williams.

On Wednesday, March 30, from 3:30 to p.m. there will be a Women’s History Month Tea at Presidents’ Hall, Mazzaferro Center. Celebrate Women’s History Month with tea and dainties. Professor Susan Wadsworth will speak about “Italian Women Futurist Artists: Pioneering Modernism.”

The celebration concludes Tuesday, March 26, with a screening of the film “Letters to Juliet” at 7 p.m. in Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall. This romantic movie is set in Verona, Italy, the place where Romeo and Juliet first met.

For more information, please call (978) 665-3085 or e-mail at swilliams@fitchburgstate.edu.

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