Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Corona Virus - Back on March 2, 2020


In linea con l’ordinanza ministeriale per la Regione FVG riguardante il Coronavirus, la ns. attività è SOSPESA fino al PRIMO MARZO (invece del 29/02).  

Speriamo di riprendere le lezioni ed attività LUNEDI', 2 MARZO.  Vi terremo aggiornati sul BLOG e Facebook. 

·       27/02: American Film Series a Teatro dei Fabbri - IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK.


SALVE CONTROINDICAZIONI: RIPRESA di LEZIONI ed attività LUNEDI’, 2 MARZO 2020. 

Speriamo vedervi presto!


In line with the regulations for the FVG Region regarding Coronavirus, our activity is SUSPENDED until MARCH 1st.  We hope to start lessons on Monday, March 2nd  (instead of on Saturday, Feb. 29th)  

EVENTS that are CANCELLED to be RESCHEDULED:

·       27/02: American Film Series at Teatro dei Fabbri - IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK.


UNLESS the ORDINANCE is Prolonged, we will BEGIN LESSONS and activities on MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020. 

We hope to see you soon!

Women's History Month

100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote in the USA - 1920 - 2020

The first Constitutional Amendment to secure votes for women was introduced to Congress in 1878. It failed. By 1919, suffragists get another amendment introduced to Congress that would secure women's right to vote. The 19th Amendment passed both the House and Senate. The states ratified the 19th Amendment in 1920, officially recognizing women’s right to vote.
Learn more here:  History of the 19th Amendment Giving Women the Right to Vote 

Special Events in Theme:

06/03 - 5:00 pm - TESOL Seminar for English Teachers - 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote in the U.S. + ESL Resources and Opportunities from the U.S. Department of State - With Anne Johnson - US Dept. of State

10/03 - 10 am - Film: Iron Jawed Angels: Votes for Women (2004) 123 min.  Starring:  Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston 
Defiant young activists in 1917 take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.



17/03 - 10 am - Documentary: I Am a Girl - Stories of Girls Around the World  (2014) 88 min. 
In I AM A GIRL, we meet 14-year-old Kimsey from Cambodia, forced to sell her virginity at 12; Aziza from Afghanistan, who will be shot if she goes to school; Breani, a teen living in a ghetto of NYC and dreaming of stardom; Katie from Australia, who is recovering from a suicide attempt; Habiba from Cameroon, betrothed to a man 20 years her senior; and Manu from Papua New Guinea, about to become a mother at 14 following her first sexual encounter. As they come of age in the way their culture dictates, we see remarkable heart-warming stories of resilience, bravery and humor. 


31/03, 10 am – Short Story Club – Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (Women’s Rights) 1848 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton



TESOL Trieste Seminar - Mar. 6, 2020

TESOL ITALY TRIESTE Local Group
cordially invites you to the Free Seminar:

100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote in the U.S. + ESL Resources and Opportunities from the U.S. Department of State

hosted by
Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 17:00-18:30 
Piazza Sant’Antonio Nuovo, 6 – Trieste

This two-part presentation will look at a pivotal time in American history as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S.  Ms. Anne Johnson will discuss the issues leading up to the crucial vote allowing women the right to vote and show a short video on the drama in the state of Tennessee, the final state needed for ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. constitution.  Following this presentation, a brief look at the resources available from the Office of English Language in the U.S. Department of State.

Ms. Johnson joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2006 as a regional Information Resource Officer (now Regional Public Engagement Specialist) and has served in Ghana, South Africa, Argentina, Washington D.C., Burma and Italy. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she worked in legal, non-profit and public libraries in areas of administration, marketing and programming.  Currently based in Rome, Ms. Johnson works with American Spaces in nine European countries.  She has a master’s degree in library science from Emory University and a master’s in international Relations from Georgia State University. 

Register to Participate at this link: 


The deadline for registration is: Friday, March 6, 2020


For additional information: 
Janine Sprague Zolle, Trieste local group coordinator tesolitalytrieste@gmail.com

March 2020 Newsletter

Coming Soon

March 2020 Calendar

Coming Soon

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Week Ahead: Feb. 24-28, 2020

BECAUSE of the CORONA VIRUS regulation in FVG, our Carnival Vacation has been extended to March 1st.  ALL EVENTS and CLASSES are CANCELLED .




22/2 - 28/2  01/03- CLOSED for CARNIVAL VACATION - Lessons begin on Saturday 29/02.
Lessons begin on MONDAY, March 2nd.





CANCELLED to be rescheduled
Thursday, Feb. 27th 
American Film Series at Teatro dei Fabbri- Shows at 13:30, 16, 18:30, 21
If Beale Street Could Talk. Dir. Barry Jenkins. Starring Stephan James, Regina King. Drama. 119 minutes.
Based on the book by James Baldwin. 
A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit.

CANCELLED to be rescheduled
Friday, Feb. 28th 
Federal Benefits Unit / Social Security  in Trieste.  Individual Appointments and Presentation.  Details HERE



American Citizens.  PLEASE REQUEST your ABSENTEE BALLOTS.  Primaries and General Elections this year. Info here:  www.fvap.gov



CANCELLED - to be rescheduled
Register ONLINE for 3 FREE COURSES in ITALIAN - Come diventare cittadino di Internet  Become a digital citizen- 3 incontri di 2 ore ciascuno (totale 6 ore) per imparare a entrare in rete e vivere le tue giornate da cittadino digitale.  (Organizzato da TIM ma corsi gratuiti presso AIA FVG).  More INFO at this LINK.  

US Federal Benefits Unit in Trieste - Feb. 28, 2020


Because of the Corona Virus Restrictions in FVG, this Appointment has been CANCELLED.  It will be RESCHEDULED at a future date.  

The U.S. Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) will be in Trieste on Friday, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 for INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS and a PRESENTATION.  
The FBU provides services for the 
  • Social Security Administration, 
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, 
  • Office of Personnel Management, 
  • Railroad Retirement Board, 
  • Medicare, 
  • Department of Labor

Services to the public are: 
  • applications for retirement,disability, widows and dependent benefits; 
  • applications for Social Security cards;
  • processing of benefit changes (i.e., address, death, direct deposit, etc.).

The Federal Benefits Unit Staff will be available for INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS by RESERVATION ONLYRESERVATION LINK CLOSED.  

Federal Benefits Unit Presentation - February 28, 11:30 a.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Overview of the Social Security System, filing procedures, benefits.  

Do you need to APPLY for  SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN/TIN)?  Here is a LINK with the details of the documents that you will need to bring with you.  
For additional information about the Federal Benefits Unit:   https://it.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/fbu/