03/05/2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7afli Fête| 5 to 7 pm
$10 suggested donation
Discover Lebanese traditions with Alliance Française! Kick-off the Mois de la Francophonie celebration with Dabki dancing, Lebanese cuisine, a historical overview by Carol Hakim and a look at modern culture with Hamzé Haidar Ahmad.
Doors open at 5 pm.
There is a suggested donation of $10. Please call our office to RSVP, or reserve your place online.
Ticket entry will include:
- Live performance of Dabke dancing
- Authentic Middle Eastern food
- Presentation by local experts on historical Lebanon and Lebanon today.
Carol Hakim, a Lebanese native, is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. Her specialties include the political and economic development of the Arab world in the late 19th- and 20th-centuries, and published works include Lebanon: in Danger of Peace and the forthcoming Shifting Identities and Representations of the Nation among the Maronite Secular Elite in the Late Ottoman Period.
Hamzé Haidar Ahmad, 2015-16 Humphrey Fellow at the University of Minneosta, is the Head of Training at the Police Academy in Beirut, Lebanon, where he oversees, manages, and monitors the contents of the police training curricula. Ahmad received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University of Culture and Education in Beirut, his Law degree from Lebanese University, and will soon earn his Master’s degree in Penal Law.
*Free parking is available in the St. Maron parking lot or adjacent St. Boniface parking lot. There is also on-street parking along University Avenue NE, on 6th and on 7th Avenue NE.*
A propos du Mois de la Francophonie:
Le Mois de la Francophonie, organisé chaque année partout dans le monde, a pour but de promouvoir la langue française dans le contexte de la diversité culturelle ainsi que de soutenir le dialogue et rapprochement des personnes, groupes et communautés intéressés par la francophonie.
Lebanon’s French roots date back to the mandate which assigned Ottoman Syria, including modern-day Lebanon, to France after the First World War in 1923. French remains the primary foreign language taught in public schools in Lebanon, and much of the French influence remains today. Through a month-long series of events, Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul will be highlighting Lebanon’s rich historical, cultural, and religious diversity, both in Lebanon and in the diaspora.
We hope you’ll join us. Venez nombreux!
Learn more: afmsp.org/liban