Mars 2016: Le Mois de la Francophonie

A Celebraton of Lebanon

Saturday, March 5

7afli Fête
5 to 7 pm
Cedars Hall
$10 suggested donation

Kick-off the celebration with Dabki dancing, Lebanese cuisine, a historical overview by Carol Hakim and look at modern culture with Hamzé Haidar Ahmad.

Workshop: Le prophète
1 to 4 pm
at Alliance Française – $60

Discover author Khalil Gibran’s popular work en version française. Students with a level of French equivalent to Intermediate 1 and above.

Tuesday, March 8

Author Rawi Hage
6:30 pm
$10 Mizna/AF | $20 General Public
at Alliance Française

Award-winning author Rawi Hage shares his work and personal experience, in conversation with local expert Joseph R. Farag. Born in Lebanon, Rawi Hage lives in Montréal. 

Friday, March 11

Ciné Club: Héritages – Mirath
7 pm
at St Anthony Main
$5 AF/Film Society | $8.50 General Public

An autobiographical documentary by Philippe Aractingi on his family’s departure from Lebanon and adaptation to Paris. A discussion will follow the film.

Tuesday, March 15

Lebanese Heritage
6:30 pm
at Alliance Française
$10 AF members | $20 general public

What is the French heritage in Lebanon today? What is the Lebanese heritage in Minnesota? What is the future of the francophonie in Lebanon? With George Ghreichi, Antoine Mefleh, and Tarek Assaad Mkanna.

Tuesday, March 22

Voix Féminines du Liban:
An Evening of Music, Poetry, and Literature
7 pm
$10 AF members | $20 general public

Lebanese authors Ezza Agha Malak and Evelyne Accad will share their perspectives in French, with original readings in English by Lebanese-American author Kathryn Haddad.

Friday, March 25

Ciné Club: Where Do We Go Now?
7 pm
at St Anthony Main
$5 AF/Film Society | $8.50 General Public

Nabine Labaki’s 2011 film tells of Muslim and Christian women joining forces to stem tide violence in their war-torn village.
A discussion led by UMN Professor Katrien Vanpee will follow the film.

Monday, March 28

Round Table Discussion: The way forward
6:30 pm
at Alliance Française – $10 suggested donation

Educational Initatives – Jessy Belt
Special Tribunal for Lebanon – Anthony Winer
Garbage Crisis – Marie-Christine Ghreichi

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