Calendar

Wisconsin Events with a Francophone Flavor

January, 2002

[Franco Wisconsin Map] Throughout the month For a list of French movies available on US television during the month of September see le site web du service culturel de l'ambassade de France

Sunday, January 6, 2002 Milwaukee 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.Alliance Française de Milwaukee, 1800 E. Capitol Drive Come celebrate La Fête des Rois at the Alliance Française. Taste the delicious Galette des Rois. Have a chance at being crowned "Roi" or "Reine" for a day! $5 adults, $2 children. Please register by calling (414) 964-3855.

Monday - January 7, 2002 Milwaukee First day of Winter 2002 French classes at the Alliance Française. Please visit www.afmilwaukee.org for schedule of classes or call (414) 964-3855 to register.

January 7, 2002, Milwaukee, Shorewood. 7 p.m. Club de Bridge à l'Alliance Française. (414) 352-6256.

January 9, 2002, Alliance Française de Milwaukee: 9:30 a.m. Petit Café Français. For location & directions, call the Alliance Française, (414) 964-3855. Also: Noon - 2 p.m. - Casse-Croûte Français. Informal discussion in French.At the Alliance Française, 1800 E. Capitol Ave., (414)964-3855. Also: 8 - 9:30 p.m. French Table. Informal discussion in French. Schwartz Bookshop Café. 4093 N. Oakland Ave., (414)964-3855.

January 11, 2002, Milwaukee. 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Parent-Child Workshop. Come and play in French with your young children. Alliance Française, 1800 E. Capitol Ave., (414)964-3855.

January 12, 2002, Milwaukee. 1:30 p.m. Causeries du Samedi: Prof. Pierre Ullman parlera de son père, Eugène Paul Ullman (1877 - 1953), peintre américain et francophile. East Side Library, 1910 E. North Avenue. (414) 964-3855.

Through January 13, 2002, Chicago Major art exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago: Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South. "Co-organized by The Art Institute of Chicago and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, the exhibition examines the personal and professional history of the two artists, their mutual admiration, rivalrous friendship, extended professional dialogue, and brief period of collaboration in Arles in 1888.Over 150 works will be included in this exhibition, including 130 paintings, 16 drawings, and 9 ceramic pieces". For further information



beginning January 25, Milwaukee Short course "Learn French Through Song" is a singing workshop to be held on , January 25, February 22, and March 23 at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m at the Alliance Française Centre in Shorewood. In a "cabaret" atmosphere, you will learn to sing in French from the reperatoires of Piaf, Brel, Brassens, Barbara, Trenet, Montand, and Aznavour. This short course is for adults of all ages and language abilities. This is sure to become a popular short course. Call Beatrice Armstrong at 414/964-3855 for tuition information and other details.

Through the month, Milwaukee. Visit newly opened cafés:
Jacques French Cafe, Deli Market
1101 S. Second (Walker's Point)
Tel: (414) 672-1040
Open Mon-Fri, 7 AM- 6:PM
Sat, 8 AM - 6 PM
Seats 40

Cafe Bar Tabac Trocadero
1758 Water Street (North of Brady, near Holton Bridge)
Tel: (414) 272-0205
Open Mon-Fri, 7 AM- 1 AM
Sat, 7 AM- 2 AM
Seats 100
Café Trocadéro will have a kiosque with French and International newspapers and magazines.

For events in Chicago see the web page for the French Consulate in Chicago.

For other francophone events in the Midwest visit the Cultural Services of the French Embassy


If you have a Wisconsin event with a francophone flavor to anounce, send us the information in advance and we would be pleased to include it in the WFC calendar.


Planning Ahead to February


Le Concours National de l'Alliance Française aura lieu le samedi, 16 février de 10h00 à 12h00 à Marquette University, Lalumiere Language Hall, 14th and Clybourn. Salle 216. (Free parking in visitor parking, 16th and Wells - also numerous parking meters available on Clybourn).

Le concours est ouvert aux étudiants de français du lycée, de l'université ainsi qu'aux étudiants de l'Alliance Française. Pour obtenir une fiche d'inscription ou pour des renseignements supplémentaires, veuillez contacter Anne Herrison Leplae a l'Alliance Française ou Marie Fossier (sukgidj@dias.net) (Les fiches d'inscription seront disponibles environ trois semaines avant le concours.)


Spring Meeting of SWAAF – Southeastern Wisconsin Academic Alliance in French


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2002, 9:30 AM—2:00 PM
NICOLET HIGH SCHOOL
6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road, Glendale, WI 53217
(near I-43 and Good Hope)
D-Wing Library

VIVE LE SÉNÉGAL!

Rencontre avec nos amis sénégalais installés au Wisconsin

SWAAF –Southeastern Wisconsin Academic Alliance in French – is an alliance of French teachers, K through 16, founded in 1996. SWAAF members include French teachers from all over SE Wisconsin.

The goals of SWAAF are the following: to promote collaboration among French teachers at all levels, from kindergarten to post-graduate; to share ideas and resources related to French and francophone studies with other teachers, both through regular meetings and electronically; to work together in organizing joint French-related activities for our students. SWAAF meets three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring) and is hosted by various area schools and colleges. Each meeting focuses on a particular topic, such as “Apprendre le français par la musique” or “Le Québec,” and includes presentations by teachers who have special expertise or experience. Several teachers have shared their recent professional development experiences in francophone countries with the group. All teachers and future teachers are invited to the meetings.

After meeting for five years, SWAAF is about to become an officially recognized consortium, which will allow us to list SWAAF activities on our resumés and apply for grants. We will discuss new organization and opportunities for SWAAF at the February 2002 meeting.

Special topic for February 9: VIVE LE SÉNÉGAL! Hosted by Judy Worm, Nicolet High School. Did you know that there is a large Senegalese community in SE Wisconsin? A recent exchange agreement between UW-Milwaukee and l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar has strengthened formal ties with Sénégal. Our Senegalese friends who have settled in SE Wisconsin and are active in many professions, are eager to make their country and culture known to others. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect your classroom with dynamic representatives of the francophone world. Presentations on Sénégal will be led by Jean-Pierre Biagui and Fatoumata Keita (T.A. in French at UWM), who will give us a little lesson in Wolof. UWM Anthopology Professor Cheryl Ajirotutu, who led a study tour to Sénégal in summer 2001 and is preparing another in 2002, will share her experience as well (in English). Teacher Kristin Fletcher (Messmer High School) will speak about her summer study in Bénin. The meeting will include a taste of West African cuisine, with dishes brought by our Senegalese friends. All participants are asked to make $5 contribution to help defray the cost of the food. Tentative Agenda:
9:30 AM SWAAF business and planning meeting
10:30 AM Sénégal – Bénin presentations
12:30 PM Food and conversation

If you plan to attend, please return the RSVP to Judy Worm or E-mail Gabrielle Verdier verdier@uwm.edu.


UWM Fifth Annual French Film Festival- February 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 SIX recent, outstanding films, including Faat Kine, a film from Senegal.


Through the month, Milwaukee. Visit newly opened cafés:
Jacques French Cafe, Deli Market
1101 S. Second (Walker's Point)
Tel: (414) 672-1040
Open Mon-Fri, 7 AM- 6:PM
Sat, 8 AM - 6 PM
Seats 40

Cafe Bar Tabac Trocadero
1758 Water Street (North of Brady, near Holton Bridge)
Tel: (414) 272-0205
Open Mon-Fri, 7 AM- 1 AM
Sat, 7 AM- 2 AM
Seats 100
Café Trocadéro will have a kiosque with French and International newspapers and magazines.

For events in Chicago see the web page for the French Consulate in Chicago.

For other francophone events in the Midwest visit the Cultural Services of the French Embassy


If you have a Wisconsin event with a francophone flavor to anounce, send us the information in advance and we would be pleased to include it in the WFC calendar.

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