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Welcome to the alliance française

For nearly 100 years Alliance Française d’Omaha is committed to supporting, educating and nourishing our community through cultural and educational programs.  We dedicate our efforts toward three essential goals:

  • Spreading awareness of French and Francophone culture

  • Offering French language classes for all

  • Promoting cultural diversity

 Consider joining the AFO!  Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend our events.

 

Spring Session Starts 30 mars

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our spring Class Schedule is here!

Plus, we’ve streamlined our class registration process for your convenience - it’s a snap! Spring classes begin March 30th - BOOK NOW to reserve your spot. Spring is in the air and so is French learning at the Alliance Française d’Omaha!

 

IN Celebration of Anne Morgan and 350 women who brought humanitarian aid to devastated france

The opening reception on Friday, March 1st, for the photo exhibit American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924, featured a collection of poignant and memorable images along with the engrossing story of Anne Morgan and the 350 women volunteers who delivered food, shelter, medical aid, agrarian assistance, and educational opportunities for children to the communities in Northern France, left devastated by the events of the First World War.

Click photo above for more photos from the March 1st Opening Reception.

Click photo above for more photos from the March 1st Opening Reception.

Click on the photo above for more information about the Anne Morgan exhibit.

Click on the photo above for more information about the Anne Morgan exhibit.

Our special guests for the evening were Anne Morgan’s great-nephew Miles Morgan of New York and Elaine Leary, currently the executive director of the American Friends of Blérancourt, which supports the France-American museum Chateau de Blérancourt in Picardy, France. Both Mr. Morgan and Ms. Leary shared wonderful comments about the photographs, the hardships endured by both the Americans and the French during the rebuilding period, and wonderful stories of this amazing woman Anne Morgan and her remarkable achievement.

AFO President Holly Richmond expressed gratitude, not only to our guests and to past president Bernie Duhaime, whose significant efforts made this remarkable exhibit in Omaha possible, but to memory of all those who made lasting contributions during the war, “Lest we forget.”

American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924, can be seen all this month at The Kaneko-UNO Library in the Old Market.

 
Le Centre de Linguistique Appliquée à Besançon, France.

Le Centre de Linguistique Appliquée à Besançon, France.

welcome Our french guest from besançon!

The Alliance Française d’Omaha is honored to receive a visit on Tuesday, April 30th, from Florian Chapey, head of International Development at the Centre de Linquistique Appliquée in Besançon, France. M. Chapey represents l’Université de Franche-Comte, which is currently in partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha. M. Chapey is interested in meeting members of the Alliance Française in the afternoon. Juliette Parnell, professor of French at UNO, will be coordinating M. Chapey’s visit to both UNO and the Alliance and can be reached at jparnell@unomaha.edu.

The Centre for Applied Linguistics or CLA is one of the world's leading schools for teaching French as a foreign language and French linguistics. Watch here for updates!

 

JOIN US FOR L’APÉRO OF THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF each month, 5:30-7:30 P.M.

In case you haven’t heard, this is an occasion to relax once a month with  your fellow Omaha francophiles. “Apéro” is short for “Aperitif”, French for cocktail! Venez tous! Your French speaking skills will be on display, but be assured that ALL levels of fluency are welcome.

Mark your calendar! Our next Apéro will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Le Bouillon, 1017 Howard, in Omaha’s Old Market. Join us for fun, friendship, and conversation en Français! Nous espérons vous y voir!

No admission fee or reservation required.

 

vivE l'alliance!

Celebrating a Culture that Helped Shape a City - by Mike Kelly, Columnist, Omaha World Herald

Click HERE for the full article.

 
 
Don’t miss the WWI Photo Exhibit AMERICAN WOMEN REBUILDING FRANCE, March 1-31

Don’t miss the WWI Photo Exhibit AMERICAN WOMEN REBUILDING FRANCE, March 1-31

 
March 16th Lunch & Learn Workshop: Compare DAILY LIFE in France & America.

March 16th Lunch & Learn Workshop: Compare DAILY LIFE in France & America.

 
Désir de lire meets Sunday, March 17th to discuss  Liaisons Dangéreuses,  part three.

Désir de lire meets Sunday, March 17th to discuss Liaisons Dangéreuses, part three.

 
March 28th - RSVP to attend the documentary film  Anne Morgan’s War .

March 28th - RSVP to attend the documentary film Anne Morgan’s War.

 
There’s more to France than Paris! A Lunch & Learn Workshop, April 13th at Noon.

There’s more to France than Paris! A Lunch & Learn Workshop, April 13th at Noon.

 
Sunday,  Sunday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. - See Opera Omaha’s epic French opera  Faust  !

Sunday,
Sunday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. - See Opera Omaha’s epic French opera Faust !

 
Join us Friday, May 10th for our Lunch & Learn Workshop: French for the Workplace.

Join us Friday, May 10th for our Lunch & Learn Workshop: French for the Workplace.

 
Learn how you can support the Alliance!

Learn how you can support the Alliance!


Postcard image of Omaha, NE in 1917.  During this time,  Felix Despecher  was the   first President of the Alliance Française d'Omaha, Ralston mayor and long-time faculty member of Creighton's dental school.

Postcard image of Omaha, NE in 1917. During this time, Felix Despecher was the first President of the Alliance Française d'Omaha, Ralston mayor and long-time faculty member of Creighton's dental school.

 
 

Fondation Alliance Française

The Alliance Française was created in Paris in 1883 and is the leading cultural network worldwide, with 850 chapters in 136 countries on all five continents. It is a non-profit organization with no political or religious ties.  The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA serves as a bridge between the Alliances in the United States and the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris.  In Omaha, our chapter fosters the historical friendship between the United States and France; and the sustained mission we share: to support French language and French speaking cultures as they are practiced around the globe.