Wisconsin Events with a Francophone Flavor

July, 2003

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Throughout the month For a list of French movies available on US television during the month of December see le site web du service culturel de l'ambassade de France.

Sunday evenings, Milwaukee. Le "happy hour" franco: la nouvelle façon de socialiser en français à Milwaukee! Le dimanche, 16h-19pm au Trocadero (1758 N. Water street). renseignements: ou par téléphone à Brett (414) 390-0588 ou à Anne-José (414) 526-1135.

Wednesday evenings, Milwaukee, French Table: at 8:00-9:30 p.m., Schwartz Bookshop Café 4092 N. Oakland Ave.

Continuing, Milwaukee at the Oriental Theatre, check with theater for days and times, 2230 North Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, (414) 276-8711, Winged Migration, Entering the World of Birds with Filmmaker Jacques Perrin: "Our dream was not to fly like birds but with them, right in among them, fathoming the mystery of their migration by sharing their journey across oceans, mountains and deserts..."

Throughout the month, Milwaukee. Alliance Française summer classes are in session. To see a list of the classes offered, visit: or call 414.964.3855, or stop in to our school at 1800 E. Capitol Drive, (corner of Capitol Drive and Oakland Avenue in Shorewood).

Saturday, July 5, 2003, Milwaukee. Kevin Soucie at Jacques’ French Café, 7:30 p.m. Jacques’ French Café 1101 S.2ND Street, Milwaukee, (414) 672 1040.

July 7 - 19, 2003 Milwaukee. Alliance Française French Summer Camp for Children. Information from the Alliance:

Monday, July 7, Milwaukee - Visit the Alliance Française at Rainbow Summer KidZ Stage, 10-11:00 a.m.

July 10- 13, 2002, Bastille Days of Milwaukee.
Thursday--Sunday. Cathedral Square. 11 a.m. – midnight, 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit Alliance Française’s Beignet Stand and Cultural Tent. The largest French Festival of its kind in the United States.

          10 Thursday. 9 p.m. Storm the Bastille, 5K run/2 mile walk, Dodge Stage.
          11 Saturday. New Orleans Klezmer All Stars at the Dodge Stage, 6 & 10 p.m.
          12 Saturday. French Mass at St. John’s Cathedral, 5:15 p.m.
          12 Saturday. Paris Combo – A hot new group from France. The group's name not only means that it's a combo from Paris, but also that its music is a combination of styles: French pop songs from the 1930's, Gypsy swing and music from North Africa. Dodge Stage, 5 & 10 p.m.

          At the festival, visit Elliot’s Bistro for frog legs, authentic “frites”, and other French delicacies. Trocadero Café will also have a stand. Performances by Robin Pluer, Kevin Soucie, Can Can Dancers.

          Forfurther information and full schedule of events see the Bastille Days Web site at

The Alliance Française de Milwaukee is looking for volunteers We are looking for volunteers to help out at the Beignet Stand and the Cultural Tent during Bastille Days, July 10 through 13. Shifts are approximately 4 hours in length: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m; 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.; and 7 p.m. - midnight. At the Beignet Stand, volunteers sell and package – but not make - beignets (hot French doughnuts covered in sugar) and coffee. This is a fun time to meet co-workers and customers who look forward to enjoying the beignets. At the Cultural Stand, various French items are offered for sale and you would answer questions about classes and activities offered by the Alliance Française. These two stands are a major source of fundraising for the Alliance Française. Funds are used to sponsor events and activities throughout the year. If you are able to volunteer, please send an e-mail to or call 414-964-3855. Please specify whether you prefer to volunteer at the Beignet Stand or the Cultural Tent.

July 13, 2003, Menasha Alliance Française de la Vallée du Renard, Fête de la Bastille. Contact Ken Fleurant for Alliance membership information and directions.

2003 Global Studies Summer Institute
2003 Global Studies Summer Institute UWMilwaukee-Center for International Education & UW-Institute for Global Studies Global Kids? - Understanding Youth Culture and Commerce July 28-30, 2003 UWM Hefter Conference Center

Global Studies Summer Institute (GSSI): Sponsored by the Center for International Education (CIE) at UW-Milwaukee and The University of Wisconsin System Institute for Global Studies (IGS), the Summer Institute (GSSI) is an annual three-day program intended to provide K-16 educators with an opportunity to learn about and discuss contemporary international issues and their practical applications for the classroom.

The goals of this year's Global Studies Summer Institute, entitled "Global Kids? Understanding Youth Culture and Commerce," are to provide practical examples of classroom activities addressing global issues of youth culture and commerce and to examine the role of children as producers and consumers in the global economy.

Program Highlights:
- Attend lectures with prominent experts on globalization, youth culture, and commerce;
- Receive an extensive collection of background, curriculum, and Internet resources;
- Discuss and create lesson plans and units to integrate materials into your curriculum;
- Earn graduate course credit (for a fee), DPI Clock Hours, and MPS In-Service Credit;
- Network with other educators interested in global and international issues.

The program costs of $60 (non-refundable) cover all sessions and speakers, materials, meals, refreshments, and lodging (optional). The remaining costs of the conference are covered by the Center for International Education and the Institute for Global Studies.

For more information, please contact Doug Savage at or 414-229-6795 or Julia Kruse at or 414-229-3312.

Application Request Form - Global Kids? Understanding Youth Culture and Commerce


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Please e-mail this registration form to or detach and mail it by Friday, June 21, 2002 to the Center for International Education, c/o GSSI Registration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Garland 102, Milwaukee, WI 53201; FAX: 414-229-3626.

Through the month, Milwaukee. Cafe Bar Tabac Trocadero: kiosque with French and International newspapers and magazines
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

For events in Chicago and elsewhere in the Midwest see France Midwest Express Cyber-bulletin.

See also the home page of the Consulat Général de France à Chicago

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.

Looking ahead to August, September

New Video Programs for World Languages - 2003-04
Summer 2003

The Educational Communications Board (ECB) provides educational TV programming free to schools. New programs selected for the 2003-04 school year have been announced and three series for world language classes were chosen: Extra-French, Extra-German, and Extra-Spanish. Series are usually broadcast in the wee hours of the morning so that you can videotape several segments at a time and then use them at your leisure in your classroom.

Check the ECB website over the summer for broadcast times:

#14: Extra-French Curricular area: World Languages Grade levels: 9-12 Number of programs: 8 Length of programs: 25 minutes Series description: Carefully written scripts keep the language simple so that it will be accessible to students at all levels of language proficiency. Combining wit and a good dose of physical humor, programs feature American protagonist Sam. His efforts to come to grips with a new language as he gets to a new country, looks for work, and meets people provide the central dynamic for the series' language learning content.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Teacher guides for all of the above series will be available for you to order through ECB. Check out the web site listed below to find ordering information and prices (the guides for the "Extra" series will become available over the summer).

The more these resources are used, the more ECB will want to provide materials for the teaching of languages.

Saturday, Sept 13, 9-12 SWAAF MEETING. PLACE: TBA
At our last meeting on "Le francais et les affaires," we decided to meet again on Saturday, Sept 13, 2003 The topic we chose was "La Martinique," which is the site of the AATF conference this July. We would like everyone going to AATF in Martinique help present this wonderful region! I am going, but presentations are always better when they are a team effort. If you are planning to attend AATF. please write to me. If you know of any natives of Martinique in SE Wisconsin, please send their names and address, so that we can invite them too. Since 2004 will be the 200th aniversay of the independence of Haiti, our theme for 2003-4 could be "Les Antilles." Contact Gabrielle Verdier

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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