Aperitivo February 20th
Cinema Insieme is excited to be part of a group of individuals who wish to come together to learn, discuss and share ideas around Italian culture. The effort is modeled after gatherings in the 16th to 19th centuries in Italy and France known as "Salons". They were literary gatherings and a place for the exchange of ideas referred to by the room in which they occurred - from the Italian word "salone", itself from "sala", the large reception hall of Italian mansions.
The inaugural gathering will take place at the soon-to-be-open Jamesville Market; an eclectic venue from the owner of Born and Raised. It is at 245 James Street South . It will be an Aperitivo , beginning after work at 6:00 pm. Accordingly, the host will provide wine and assaggini - an assortment of appetizers.
But the food for thought will come from the special guest, Dr. John Ippolito, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto. His research centers on relationships between families and publicly-funded schools in contexts of linguistic and cultural hyper-diversity.
Dr. Ippolito will present: An Open Discussion of the Experience of Italian Immigrants to Hamilton: Language, Migration & Integration: the influence of and effect on Mother & Host Nations.
Tickets are $20. Space is limited.