The Dante Alighieri Society of Denver
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PRESIDENT’S REPORT As we continue to struggle under the heretofore uncharted grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors has unanimously decided to cancel all activities in the near future. This means that cultural meetings/activities during the month of June and all summer session Italian classes are cancelled until further notice. Though there has been a push to reopen society in varying degrees and stages, Board members continue in their concern over potential health risks to our membership. During our June meeting, the directors will assess the prevailing situation/recommendations to determine what our next steps might be. We will continue to inform members of those decisions either directly or via the Notiziario.
- all cultural programs be cancelled until through June.
- the annual Scholarship Luncheon in May be cancelled.
- all Italian language classes for the summer term be cancelled.
We feel that our stance of “social distancing” is not only the responsible action required to prevent this disease from spreading further but will hopefully lead to a faster physical and economic recovery for our local and worldwide communities. We will continue to inform you of future developments but in the meantime, stay safe and help others do so when and where you can. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Grazie.
John Giardino, President Dante Alighieri Society of Denver
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Among the greatest poets of Italian and world literature, Dante was born in Florence in 1265, and died in exile in Ravenna in 1321. His tomb is still in Ravenna. It was during exile that Dante composed his greatest work, The Divine Comedy, his vision of the afterlife where references to myth, history and scripture serve to comment on the politics and political figures of his day.