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Thursday, May 18, 2017

May General Meeting & Assemblea Ordinaria

The May General Meeting & Assemblea Ordinaria will take place in the Aula Magna at the Centro delle Donne (via del Piombo, 5) on Thursday, May 18th.  Social greetings begin at 7:15pm followed by  Assemblea Ordinaria promptly at 8pm and finally a presentation by IWF-sponsored Fulbright Scholar Candice Whitney regarding her research on refugee and immigrant communities in Bologna. Following the presentation, consider joining us for a no-host aperitivo at Osteria la Fontana (via Fondazza, 83).


Aula Magna at the Centro delle Donne, via del Piombo 5 - map


Thursday, May 18th, social greetings at 7:15pm and presentation at 8pm


A female friend who is interested in joining IWF and a book you wish to exchange with other members during the social greetings.  All unclaimed books will donated to Libri Liberi (via San Petronio Vecchio, 57)


How does the diversity of African women's entrepreneurial projects interrogate and challenge stereotypes
about Africans abroad?   This has been the central focus of Fulbright Scholar Candice Whitney since she began her research work in Bologna in October 2016.  Prior to moving to Bologna, Candice was an undergraduate student at Mount Holyoke College where she completed a Bacholor of Arts in Anthropology, Cum Laude, with Honors in Italian in 2015.   Her reserach work this past year has involved interviewing and conducting participant observation with African businesswomen across Emilia Romagna regarding the history of their businesses, their motivations and how they have overcome obstacles.  Candice will discuss her research methods and offer an in-depth presentation regarding Italy’s colonial history and how it has shaped some of the forms of exclusion that women have faced.


The Assemblea Ordinaria will begin promptly at 8pm and the agenda is as follows:

1. Election of 2017/2018 Board Members

2. Discussion regarding changes in by-laws

3. Approval of membership fees.

The following list the 2017/2018 IWF Board Candidates:

Laura Mora Diaz (Mexico)
Audrey Ellis Saracco (USA)
Violetta Frasnedi (Italy)
Natalia Woldarsky (Canada)
Katherine Purdy (USA)
Maria Moscato (USA)
Maria Luisa Venezia (Italy)
Yael Prizant (USA)
Allison Watkins (USA)

Valentina Pellicciari (Italy)
Donatella Vitanza (Italy)