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Whither francophone cultures in America?



Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:15 - 13:15


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Joseph Yvon Thériault, FRSC

What challenges do Quebec and minority Francophone communities face today? In this Big Thinking event, Joseph Yvon Thériault, Canada Research Chair in Globalization, Citizenship and Democracy at the Université du Québec à Montréal and Royal Society of Canada Fellow, will discuss current realities for Francophones in the Americas. Presented in an interview format hosted by Ici Radio-Canada's Daniel Mathieu, the discussion will touch on the origins of French America while also emphasizing the distinct evolution of Francophone communities throughout the region (including French-Canada, Louisiana and Acadia). This event is presented in the context of the celebration of 400 years of francophone presence in Ontario.

This event will take place in French, with simultaneous interpretation available. It will be followed by a panel discussion. Click here for more information

Complimentary refreshments will be served. 


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