Viva Italia: An Introduction to the Culture and Language of Italy

| April 9, 2014

On April 26 at 4 PM, Black Student Fund and Casa Italiana will host Viva Italia: An Introduction to the Culture and Language of Italy at 595 ½ Third Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. It will provide an opportunity for students interested in learning about the Italian language and culture. “Viva Italia will provide an opportunity for students to get an introduction to a language they rarely hear, and its rich culture” said Leroy Nesbitt Jr., Executive Director at Black Student Fund.

The event was developed to encourage students to pursue foreign language study; understanding that we are currently living in a globalized society, it is important for future leaders of tomorrow to comprehend a different culture and language. Italy is a country filled with a rich historical tradition and many wonderful places. Do not miss this incredible opportunity to witness, and taste the Italian culture. Come in hungry and leave full of knowledge.

Casa Italiana has been called a corner of authentic Italy in the heart of Washington, D.C., and for good reason! At Casa Italiana we believe learning the Italian language and culture should be fun. Since its opening in 1981, Casa Italiana Hall has become the fulcrum for Italians and Italian-Americans in the Greater Washington area and, indeed, for all those who treasure things Italian, by hosting characteristic events and cultural activities throughout the year. Besides sponsoring its own cultural and social activities, Casa Italiana Hall also rents itself out to other groups who wish to hold events of a religious, cultural, or social nature. More information can be found on our website at http://www.casaitalianaschool.org/

Casa Italiana Language School Ente Gestore is a nonprofit organization for the purpose of promoting and expanding the knowledge of Italian language and culture in the consular district of Washington, DC. It receives grants from the Italian Government in support of its mission and operates in close collaboration with the Educational Office at the Italian Embassy, more information can be found on their website at http://entegestore.org/

For 50 years the Black Student Fund has supported area families as they accessed the best educational opportunity for their children, more information can be found on their website at http://blackstudentfund.org/wordpress/

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