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

Celebration

Le Mois de la Francophonie Launch Celebration

Meet and Greet with Boston’s Francophone Institutions

Thursday, March 1, 2018 6:00 PM To 8:45 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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Exhibition

Migrating Colors - Opening and Cocktail Reception

with Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts

Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:30 PM To 8:45 PM

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion and presentation on Haitian art and culture as we celebrate the Le Mois de la Francophonie 2018 and the opening of Migrating Colors, our March exhibit on view in our gallery.

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From Mar 9, 2018 To Apr 2, 2018

This March, the gallery takes us to Haiti in celebration of Le Mois de la Francophonie. We proudly welcome several artists from the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts for an impactful and beautiful exhibition.

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Lecture

Author Talk and Book Signing with Marie-Josée Duquette

Histoire d’une vie trop courte & Une Québécoise à Boston

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:30 PM To 8:45 PM

Le Mois de la Francophonie continues with an evening of literature, en français, featuring Québécoise author Marie-Josée Duquette. Learn how she came to call Boston her home, then view Beantown through her eyes, including her favorite hidden spots.

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Sponsors

Un grand merci to all of our sponsors and partners without whom this festival couldn't exist!


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This event is made possible thanks in part to:
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