March is Le Mois de la Francophonie, a global celebration of the diversity of those who speak French. As part of this celebration, the French Cultural Center is proud to provide a variety of events and activities to acknowledge this dynamic and beautiful language, as well as the global reach and dynamic nature of those who speak it. Stay tuned to this page for the latest information and details on upcoming events.

La Francophonie is a vibrant and dynamic language community shared by some 274 million speakers. From Africa to America, French is spoken on five continents and is the second most learned language after English. With more than 60,000 words, it is an international language of communication used by 80 states and governments. In the United States, the number of Francophones is estimated at 11 million and nearly 13 million Americans report having a French, French-Canadian, or Acadian ethnic origin. The majority of Franco-Americans are concentrated in New England as well as in Louisiana. French, a rich and international language!

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La Francophonie c’est une communauté de langue vivante et dynamique partagée par quelques 274 millions de locuteurs et présente sur 5 continents. De l’Afrique à l’Amérique, le français et l’anglais sont les seules langues parlées sur les cinq continents, et le français est la 2ème langue la plus apprise après l’anglais. Avec plus de 60 000 mots, c’est une langue de communication internationale utilisée par 80 États et gouvernements. Aux États-Unis, on estime que le nombre de francophones s’élève à 11 millions de personnes et près de 13 millions d’Américains déclarent avoir une origine ethnique française, canadienne-française ou acadienne. La majorité des Franco-Américains se concentre en Nouvelle-Angleterre ainsi qu’en Louisiane. Le français, une langue riche et internationale !

 

Event Schedule

Exhibition

Autour du Monde Francophone

Member Photo Exhibit of the Francophonie

From Mar 1, 2019 To Mar 31, 2019

Show us the Francophone world through your eyes! Submit your favorite travel photo of the French-speaking world for display during Francophonie month this March.

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Celebration

Francophonie 2019: Launch Celebration

Mix and Mingle with Boston’s Francophones

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:30 PM To 9:00 PM

Join us at the Center as we celebrate the launch of this annual celebration of the French language and Francophone cultures with a special meet and greet including a number of Boston's Francophone institutions.

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Lecture

Café des Sciences 97 - Francophonie 2019

Discutons Science et Technologie !

Monday, March 11, 2019 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM

Pour ce café de la Francophonie, nous discuterons l’éthique des machines avec deux intervenants Jean-François Bonnefon (Français) et Nathan Kaiser (Suisse).

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Lecture

African Catholic: Decolonization and the Transformation of the Church

Author Talk & Book Signing with Dr. Elizabeth Foster

Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

Join us for a fascinating author talk with Dr. Elizabeth Foster whose latest publication tells the groundbreaking history of how Africans in the French Empire embraced both independence and their Catholic faith during the upheaval of decolonization, leading to a fundamental reorientation of the Catholic Church.

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Exhibition

Faces of Africa Opening Reception

Francophonie Special Art Show with Marica Quartuccia

Friday, March 15, 2019 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

The Center is proud to host Faces of Africa by Marica Quartuccia. Marica's artwork depicts the contrast between the challenging conditions present in some current African Francophone nations with the strength and exceptional character of their women.

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