Thursday, March 3, 2016

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul celebrates Lebanon

Each March, more than 33 million people around the world celebrate Le Mois de la Francophonie, a global initiative led by the International Organisation of La Francophonie to highlight the diversity of French-speaking cultures.

This year, for the month of Francophonie, Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul invites you to a
Celebration of Lebanon.
With French roots dating back to the mandate which assigned Ottoman Syria, including modern-day Lebanon, to France following World War I. France played an active role in the reconstruction of Lebanon following their civil war in 1990, and also the 2006 war with Israel. French influence remains prevalent today, particularly in Lebanon's schools, architecture, system of governance, and language.

In March 2016, Alliance Française will celebrate the history, culture and traditions of Lebanon.

Event featuring Humphrey Fellow from UMN Law:

03/05/2016 | Location  Cedars Hall
7afli Fête| 5 to 7 pm
 
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.

http://afmsp.org/events/7afli-fete/?utm_source=C%27est+le+mois+de+la+Francophonie!+&utm_campaign=Gala+save+the+date&utm_medium=email

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.
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