Calendar of Events

    • April 15, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)

    • April 20, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Zoom

    April general meeting
    with special guest Carole Beebe Tarantelli

    The first American citizen to be elected to Italy's Parliament. 

    and a special thank you for the donation of the proceeds of AWAR’s Roman Kitchen cookbook from Dott.ssa Maria Siclari-Vice Capo Protezione Civile



    Working through the assassination of her husband she entered into politics and became the first American/Italian parliament member.

     She will discuss her life, her take on the new US Administration and her work as a therapist in how to overcome trauma. 

    Carole Beebe Tarantelli was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on July 12, 1942.  She graduated from Wellesley College, near Boston, then attended the University of Michigan, where she earned an M.A. in English literature before moving on to Brandeis University, where she earned a Ph.D. in English literature.

    At Brandeis, she met Ezio Tarantelli, an Italian labor economist. They married in 1970 and moved to Italy, where their son, Luca, was born. Ezio was assassinated by Red Brigade terrorists in 1985. Carole decided to stay in Italy and work through the trauma of what happened; her job and life were here in Italy. 

    Her story is one of survival and the incredible triumph of overcoming this tragic event. She was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1987, the first American ever elected to the Italian parliament. There she focused on women’s issues, including legislation focusing on rape, domestic violence, abortion, and family leave. In 1988 she helped found Differenza Donna, an organization dedicated to combating violence against women, and was its president from 1988 to 1995.  She started teaching at the University of Rome and in 1979 started her training as a psychoanalyst and began her private practice in 1982.  

    Before our speaker’s talk, we’ll welcome dott.ssa Maria Siclari, Vice Capo press office of the Protezione Civile, which has now received the promised donation from the proceeds of AWAR’s Roman Kitchen: Food and Memories. 

    Grab a comfortable seat and a glass of whatever you like and join us for this stimulating lecture/aperitivo at 18.00 Rome time. We’ll cover a few general AWAR topics and then meet our interesting guests.

    When:   Tuesday April 20th

    Time: 17.30 pm Rome time

    Where: Zoom virtual meeting


    Meeting ID:  971 9974 2674

    * Please submit any questions for our speaker ahead of time to:

    • April 26, 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)

    Monday, April 26: Sapiens, Yuval Harari

    • May 24, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)

    Monday, May 24: After the Fire, Lauren Belfer

Past Events

April 07, 2021 Film Discussion Group: The White Tiger
March 28, 2021 "Weekday Wines" Virtual Wine Tasting
March 23, 2021 Film Discussion Group: News of the World
March 22, 2021 Ex Libris - AWAR Book Club
March 18, 2021 Private Jewelry Collection of Her Majesty the Queen
March 15, 2021 Italian Glamour: Letizia Tomacelli “How to give new life to an old fur: the art of restyling and recycling”
March 09, 2021 Film Discussion Group: "Unorthodox"
February 23, 2021 AWAR Film Club
February 19, 2021 Informal chat with Executive Director of World Food Programme David Beasley
February 18, 2021 Venice in Peril: A History of Disaster in Venice
February 14, 2021 Virtual Wine Tasting
February 11, 2021 AWAR Walking Club
January 21, 2021 "Journeys and the Afterlife of Things" guest lecturer Elizabeth Rodini
December 14, 2020 Holiday aperitivo featuring AWAR's Roman Kitchen cookbook
November 19, 2020 Virtual general meeting with guest lecturer Teo Ruiz
November 07, 2020 Coffee with AWAR President, Jennifer Landini
October 27, 2020 October Virtual General Meeting aperitivo
September 28, 2020 September General Meeting, with special guest Marta Rezzano
August 28, 2020 Special Board Meeting
June 25, 2020 AWAR June 25th Virtual General Meeting
May 28, 2020 FAWCO Screening of "In The Name of Your Daughter"
April 04, 2020 Museo Alberto Sordi
March 05, 2020 March Board Meeting
February 29, 2020 AWAR Wine Appreciation Club
February 20, 2020 AWAR February General Meeting 2020
February 06, 2020 February Board Meeting
January 25, 2020 AWAR Wine Appreciation Club
January 24, 2020 AWAR General Meeting January 24th Lunch
January 16, 2020 January Board Meeting
December 19, 2019 AWAR Holiday Cocktail and Buffet Dinner
December 07, 2019 AWAR Wine Appreciation Club
December 05, 2019 December Board Meeting
November 21, 2019 Eat, Drink, and be Thankful with AWAR
November 18, 2019 Ex Libris Book Club Meeting
November 18, 2019 November Morning Coffee
November 14, 2019 Italian Glamour Opera House Visit
November 07, 2019 November Board Meeting
October 24, 2019 October General Meeting
October 03, 2019 October Board Meeting
September 30, 2019 Opera Appreciation
September 25, 2019 Scrabble
September 25, 2019 Scrabble
September 19, 2019 Garden Party 2019
July 01, 2019 Example Simple RSVP Event (Members Only)
March 21, 2019 A Talk on Benvenuto Cellini
November 20, 2018 Thanksgiving at the Palazzo Rondanini
October 21, 2018 Concert at the Quirinale Palace
October 18, 2018 Art and Fine Food Are Enjoyed at Musia
October 12, 2018 Cinecittà "Shows Off" for AWAR members
September 27, 2018 "From the Garden to the Stars" - September at the Casa del Cinema
July 13, 2018 AWAR Student Awards
June 29, 2018 Ex Libris book group selections
In addition to our monthly general meetings, members are invited to weekly or monthly gatherings of the AWAR bookclub, Scrabble, Bridge, Burraco, Italian Glamour, Opera Appreciation, Wine and Cheese evenings, and more. 

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