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International Month of the Francophonie – 2022

Each year, the Month of the Francophonie is celebrated in March. A series of cultural and educational events, organized with partner institutions, which aim to promote francophone cultures, will be held throughout the month in New Hampshire! There will be plenty of events suitable for all ages and audiences! Remember: Live free et Parlez français!

Below is the current calendar of events for March 2022.  Please take note due to the current situation, whether the events are in-person or virtual.  We will continue to update the calendar as we receive information on events and details.

Mois International de la Francophonie – 2022

À chaque année, au mois de mars, est célébré le Mois de la Francophonie.  En collaboration avec des associations partenaires qui ont pour but de promouvoir la culture francophone, des évènements culturels et éducationels sont organisées à travers le New Hampshire durant le mois!   Les divers évènements sont adaptés à tous les âges!  N’oubliez pas! Live free et Parlez français!

Vous trouverez ci-dessous le calendrier d’activités pour le mois de mars 2022.  Veuillez prendre note; étant donné la situation actuelle, les activités sont toutes virtuelles.  Nous continuerons à mettre le calendrier à jour au fur et à mesure que de nouveaux évènements sont annoncés.

 

 

2022 Francophonie Governor Proclamation at NH State House

 

Governor Sununu with community Francophonie representatives.

 

Marie-Claude Francoeur (Delegate of Quebec in Boston), Victoria Trudeau (FAC intern), Marc Jacques (Canadian Consulate), John Tousignant (FAC Executive Director)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 New England governors celebrate La Francophonie

 

2022 Schedule

 

 

Tuesday March 1:   Prêt-à-Parler

5:30 pm – This is a monthly activity.  It is free and open to the public.

To Register

 

Tuesday March 8: Free-Form Français – Hancock Town Library

5:30 pm – 

The Hancock Town Library French conversation group will meets every second  Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00. The topic of the conversation changes every month. There’s so much we can chat about!

Interested?  Contact the organizer via email at [email protected].  She will make sure you receive the meeting link. (Changes every month.)

 

Wednesday, March 9:   Teen Prêt-à-Parler

6:00 pm – This month’s conversation theme : L’Art

For details and to Register

 

Tuesday March 22 : Film “Je m’appelle humain” by Kim O’Bomsawin

7 pm – Dana Center (room 1D), Saint Anselm College

This event is sponsored by the Canadian Consulate in Boston.

The film is in French with English subtitles.

Remontant la piste de son passé, la poétesse innue Joséphine Bacon entraîne la cinéaste Kim O’Bomsawin et son équipe dans les rues de Montréal, où elle s’est établie à la fin des années 1960. Son pélerinage se poursuit dans le Nushimit, où elle a vu le jour. C’est sur cette terre ancestrale de la Côte-Nord, près de Baie-Comeau, que Joséphine continue à puiser sa force vitale et la source de son inspiration.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Film starts at 7 pm.

Thursday March 24: Franco-American Immigrants and the Merrimack River 

7 pm – Jean Event Center, Saint Anselm College

Robert B. Perreault will discuss French Canadian immigration to Manchester in the 19th and 20th centuries. Keith Chevalier, Geisel Library, will help facilitate this discussion. This is an in-person event with a Zoom option.

 Zoom: https://anselm.zoom.us/j/91802572254

Meeting ID: 918 0257 2254 Passcode: 995856

This event is part of the Gregory J. Grappone ’04 Humanities Institute’s 2021-2022 Big Thought Series: A River Runs Through Us.

Information on series here.

Thursday March 24: The Eugenics Movement vs. French-Canadians in Early 20th Century New England

7 pm – Virtual lecture by the Nashua Public Library & The Club Richelieu of Nashua

David Vermette, author of A Distinct Alien Race, discusses the eugenics movement’s efforts in the early 20th century to take action again French Canadians in the U.S. and Canada. Cosponsored by Club Richelieu of Nashua as part of the library’s celebration of Francophonie Month.

Click Here to Register

 

Wednesday March 30: Francophonie Flag Raising Ceremony

11:30 am – Presented by the Club Richelieu of Nashua

On the plaza in front of the Nashua City Hall.

Join our friends from the Club Richelieu de Nashua for this ceremony.  

 

Wednesday March 30: An afternoon of French music 

12:30 to 1:30 pm – Presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Saint Anselm College

At the Chapel Art Center

Join us for the gallery’s annual Afternoon of French Music – a common hour concert performance by Music Performance Faculty at Saint Anselm College.  

Musical selections will include works by composers Claude Debussy, Paul Pierné, and Maurice Ravel.

Please reserve seats: call 603-641-7470 or email [email protected]

 

Saturday April 2:  African Drum & Dance Workshop and Lunch 

11:00 am to 12:30 pm – Presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Saint Anselm College

At the Event Space – Jean Student Center

Come dance with us to the rhythms of the Seacoast West African Dance and Drum group, followed by an African dance and drum workshop.  Stay for lunch and try a variety of mouthwatering Francophone dishes.

Sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Innovation Fund.

More activities and Events coming!

La Francophonie is a vibrant and dynamic language community shared by some 274 million speakers. From Africa to America, French is spoken on five continents and is the second most learned language after English.

 It is an international language of communication used by 80 states and governments.

In the United States, the number of Francophones is estimated at 11 million and nearly 13 million Americans report having a French, French-Canadian, or Acadian ethnic origin. The majority of Franco-Americans are concentrated in New England as well as in Louisiana.

La Francophonie est une communauté linguistique dynamique avec quelques 274 millions de locuteurs.  De l’Afrique aux Amériques, le français est parlé sur 5 continents et la deuxième langue la plus apprise après l’anglais.

Le français est une langue de communication internationale parlé par 80 États et Gouvernements.

Aux États-Unis, il est estimé qu’il y a 11 millions de francophones et près de 13 millions d’américains sont de décendances française, canadienne-française ou acadienne.  La majorité des franco-américains sont concentrés en Nouvelle-Angleterre et en Louisiane.