Grambling holds ‘Francophone Day’

The Department of Foreign Languages and the Cross Cultural Club sponsored the celebration of the International Francophone Day on March 12. Students from various parts of the world introduced cultural traditions of their countries. They presented poetry readings, songs, dances, modern ballet, and samples of traditional food from Africa, the Caribbean, and Louisiana.

Students from Dominica, Lebanon, Rwanda and Sainte-Lucie enlightened the audience about their countries. A group of French 102 students performed a French folk song “En passant par la Lorraine” “Passing by the River Lorraine.”

Melicia Etienne presented a song “Tu es libre” (“You are free”), and Angelica Butler impressed the audience with her performance of modern ballet.

A French major Anitra McGowan, who studied for a semester in Paris, shared her study abroad experience with a presentation titled “Survivor’s Guide to Paris.”

Dr. Banzar, assistant professor of French, said she thought the day of activities went well.