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Speaker 10/14/21
“Becoming Sicilian: Finding Roots in the Cloud “
Lisa Sciandra

SFIAC / ZOOM 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA

What started as a short essay about her family’s history turned into a life-changing journey of self-discovery for this third-generation Sicilian American. Along the way, Lisa uncovered family secrets, learned the truth behind old family rumors, and found cousins in Italy that her family had lost touch with 50 years ago. The technology of the […]

Speaker 10/28/21
“Italian Futurism: An Artistic and Social Movement of the Early 20th Century”
Susanna Lombardi


“The Futurist Manifesto,” written in 1909 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, outlined the tenets of the Italian Futurist Movement. Artistically it grew out of the Cubist Movement that was created by Picasso and Braque between 1904 and 1912. The major difference was in the intent. While the Cubists focused upon the breakdown of forms and interrelationships […]