5:30-6:45pm - Open Free Discussion (OFD) : we invite those of you with a good level of English to join us for this lively exchange of Franco-American culture & language facilitated by native English speakers.
Nov 18th 2021 : OFD + Josephine Baker presentation
7pm-8pm - Singer, dancer, mother,… SPY ! : come learn more about the fascinating life of Josephine Baker whose contributions will be acknowledged at the end of November by entering the Pantheon in Paris. She will be the first black woman to be thus honored.
We will follow her (with numerous photos and video clips) from her humble beginnings in Saint Louis to the Folies Bergères and from there on to her castle in the Dordogne. We’ll watch her fighting for civil rights in America alongside Martin Luther King Jr, travelling the world and risking her life for her country.
But don’t worry. We’ll also see her banana skirt dance and her pet cheetah, Chiquita, wearing a diamond collar while strolling with his mistress down the Champs Elysées. And of course we’ll learn about her love life. “Deux amours”... or more ?