French Club

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Advisor: Anne Violin Wignet (violinwi@msu.edu)

President: Austin Pike (pikeaust@msu.edu)

Vice President: Gigi Galasso 

Secretary:  Zach Sebree (sebreeza@msu.edu)

Public Relations: Maddie Morrison (morri803@msu.edu)

Treasurer: Matt Miller (mill3135@msu.edu)

Club Email: frnclub@msu.edu

 

Check out the links below for more information

French Club’s Website

Instagram@MSUFrenchClub

Facebook – @MSUFrenchClub

 

 

Past Events

On October 18th, 2022, RCS hosted a 90-minute workshop in the Theater Building featuring Senegalese griot and writer Boubacar Ndiaye, and musicians Amath Ndiaye and Papa Dethialaw Mbaye. 34 students and faculty members from various departments of CAL as well as students from the College of Education attended this workshop.

During this workshop, Boubacar talked about the importance of active listening when engaging with each other and with our environment, and he emphasized the need to respect each other. Every participant introduced themselves and engaged in singing and dancing with Boubacar Ndiaye,  Amath Ndiaye, and Papa Dethialaw Mbaye. Participants left the workshop with big smiles on their faces and a sense of connection.

On October 19th, 2022, Dr. Valentina Denzel from RCS organized an excursion to Hillsdale College for MSU students and faculty to attend Boubacar Ndiaye’s, Amath Ndiaye’s, and Papa Dethialaw Mbaye‘s performance “Voyage sans Visa”. During this performance, Boubacar focused on immigration and stories of immigration, including his own, and emphasized the human side and the often-devastating experiences of immigration. His narration was accompanied by the beautiful vocals and music of Amath Ndiaye and Papa Dethialaw Mbaye. In both events, Boubacar and his musicians reminded us of the importance to connect with one another.

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