Francophone flag will be raised at Statehouse today

Francophone flag will be raised at Statehouse today

PROVIDENCE – The League of Francophone Organizations of Rhode Island invites the public to gather at the Statehouse, along with state and Francophone leaders, today, Thursday, March 21, to raise the Francophone flag and celebrate French language and culture in R.I.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the State Room for a short concert by the students of the French American School of R.I. and the singing of the French, Canadian, and American national anthems by the choir of Alliance Française of Providence.

This will be followed by a speaking program emceed by Roger Begin, honorary consul of France to Rhode Island.

The program will conclude with a creative presentation on the French language by Hebert’s AP French students from Classical High School. A wine and cheese reception will immediately follow.

The events are presented by members of the League of Francophone Organizations of Rhode Island: Museum of Work & Culture, Alliance Française de Providence, The Rhode Island International Film Festival, American Association of Teachers of French of Rhode Island, the French American School, and Club Aram Pothier.