After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the SPSCA was very excited to once again solicit applications in March for scholarships to the University for Foreigners in Perugia. We were very pleased with the high caliber of applicants and as always, selecting the recipients was a challenging process for our Scholarship Committee. Our four recipients were all very enthusiastic and demonstrated an interest in, and commitment to, advancing their Italian language skills. They all exhibited a strong desire to immerse themselves in the culture and experience what the city and region have to offer. In addition, they presented their own personal and compelling commitment to support our organization’s ongoing mission.
Congratulations to our 2022 scholars: Lily Kinyon, Carla Mackey, Thorn Michaels and Dianne Riter. We look forward to sharing their experiences with you in future newsletters as they complete their one-month of study. We thank Kent Bakke, former CEO of La Marzocco, for his support of our Scholarship program this year. And we extend a special thanks to Emanuele Bizzarri and Caffe Umbria for their long-time support and commitment to this program and to the SPSCA. We are also grateful to the University for Foreigners for their collaboration and partnership in making this opportunity available through the scholarships they provide to us.
Thank you to everyone who made this fundraiser successful on Saturday!! We thank our generous donor who provided the 100's of gorgeous Deruta ceramics and Umbrian linens. A big shout-out to Cindy Musto, former SPSCA President, and SPSCA Board member Debbie Lawson for all of the hard work planning this event. We also appreciate the dozens of volunteers who showed up to help. It was wonderful to see our members and new friends shopping the sale, we sold out of our ceramics halfway through! Grazie to Caffe Umbria for providing the delicious espress cart. All of the proceeds go toward our programming, including our artist exchange Migration Project and our educational scholarships to study abroad in Perugia, Italy. We very much look forward to seeing everyone at our next event!
This year, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is screening four Italian films, virtually and in person at its theaters across the city. Watching dazzling performances that tell a variety of stories about persevering love—for one’s family, for one’s other half, for one’s craft—in the face of hardship.
Read more about these powerful films and how to watch in-person and streaming April 14-24, 2022 at this link.
We're still selling our Seattle Sister Cities cookbook, get yours while supplies last at Casa Italiana in Burien!
This special cookbook has over 100 recipes from all of our 20 Seattle Sister Cities, from our very own Perugia Umbrian flatbread to Pork Cutlets and Sauerkraut from Gdynia, Poland. Proceeds to go to Casa Italiana and to Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association directly. Support our non-profit and get a fabulous cookbook!
Our Seattle-Perugia Sister City Board has been hard at work this week, planning out our next year of programming. Stay tuned for some fun updates!