Midwest French, Francophone & Francophile Festival & Convention Discussion & Planning Series
Planning meetings for the Midwest French, Francophone & Francophile Festival & Convention set for September 28 and 29 are open to the public at DeLaSalle High School (Nicollet Island) from 5:00-6:30 on Feb. 2 & 16; and March 8.
Enter the school through the door at the far end of the parking lot, the one closest to down town Mpls. A sign inside will tell you what room to look for.
January 19 (Franco-Americans), or separately by appointement on Jan. 20.
Feb. 2 (France), or separately by appointment on Feb. 3.
Feb.16 (Africa, Haiti), or separately by appointment on Feb. 17.
March 8 (Michif and other interested cultural groups related to la Francophonie), or separately on March 9.
We will be discussing and planning for the September convention at which Franco-Americans, Francophone Africains, French, Haitians, Metis, and Francophiles will present their
communities and heritage.
Everyone is Welcome to any of these meetings!
Virgil Benoit is Professor of French at the University of North Dakota and the director of the cultural organization Initiatives in French Midwest.