French Canadian Identity in the Midwest: A Four Session Fall 2012 Series
October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, 2012
Room 614, Social Sciences, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Cost: $40 (includes all materials and parking)
Session one of this series will provide a timeline and distinctions regarding French and French-Canadian heritages in the Midwest, as well as definitions of themes associated with ethnic identity. At the second session, participants will be encouraged to consider time, work, and resources in reporting on one or more of the following: family, individual or community history, possible interviews, readings, or helpful blog or web sites. In the third session, discussion will focus on why French-Canadian heritage was so "quiet" until the Quebec Quiet Revolution of the 1960s. The fourth session will discuss how to take part in the renaissance of French-Canadian and Quebec heritage in North America.
The facilitator, Virgil Benoit, professor of French & Founder & Director of Initiatives in French Midwest UND. He speaks, writes and consults about French-Canadian heritage. He is president and founder of AFRAN (l'Association des Français du Nord) and founder of Franco-Fête, an annual Midwest celebration.
This series is made possible through Initiatives in French Midwest (IFMidwest) of the Department of Languages and Literatures University of North Dakota in collaboration with the Institute for Global Studies and the European Studies Consortium at the University of Minnesota.
To register for the series please click here.
For more information please visit the IGS Professional Development web page.