The Francophone Communities of New England - “Growing up Speaking French”
A Panel Discussion with:
Michael James, Sr. Aline Paris, Bernie Duhaime and Tom Coffey, Moderator
Our four panelists grew up in areas of New England where French was spoken in homes, schools and churches. They are descendants of the French-Canadians who had moved either directly or via New York State to New England to work in the various industries that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th Century in that region. They brought their language and culture with them and were supported in large part by the French-speaking churches that fostered not only religious but social and educational institutions. While a half century ago the French-Canadian presence was evident throughout the New England area, it is now active primarily in Maine.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Thomas F. Coffey, Ph.D. —Professor of French, German and Spanish, Creighton University
Bernard Duhaime —Treasurer of American Friends of Musée d’Orsay, President of La Renaissance Française, and AFO Education Chair
Michael F. James — Professor and Chair in the Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, UNL
Aline Paris, RSM, D.Min. — Professor of Theology, College of St. Mary, and AFO Secretary
Happy Hollow Club - Wimbledon & Masters Room
11:00 am- Registration and French Conversation
11:45 am- Scholarship Awards Ceremony
12:00 pm - Lunch followed by Panel Discussion
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