AFGS Presents Two Free Workshops Sunday, September 10th
Presented by Ben Levine, a video artist and documentary film maker, and Julia Schulz, Co-Founder of Penobscot School and founding director of Speaking Place in Maine.
1: 00 PM – AFGS Auditorium
Réveil – Waking Up French
A powerful documentary film that explores the struggle for cultural survival among the French-Canadian, Franco-American communities of New England. The film traces the French heritage beginning with immigration from the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Acadia through persecution by Ku Klux Klan and language loss, to cultural renaissance and heritage preservation.
7:00 PM – AFGS Auditorium
Reclaiming Your French Language
If you heard French growing up but never really spoke it as an adult, or if you feel you had the language but now have lost it due to lack of use, you may be able to become a French speaker again, given the right tools and a safe and supportive environment. Find out how and what AFGS is planning to help you reach that goal.
The AFGS Franco-American Heritage Center is located at 78 Earle Street in Woonsocket, RI. Admission is free and underwritten by the LeFoyer Endowment through the Rhode Island Foundation.