A symposium on francophone cultural diversity and the promotion of French teaching in the United States was held at the State University of New York (SUNY) Global Center on May 8.
Organized at the initiative of the Québec government office in New York (DGQNY), in collaboration with the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques (CFA), SUNY and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the event “One language, many cultures” drew close to 120 participants.
University professors and researchers, OIF experts, government representatives and people from the private sector took part in a series of talks. The keynote address was given by Filippe Savadogo, Permanent Observer of La Francophonie to the United Nations.
Three workshops focused on the following stakeholders’ roles and available tools to promote French in New York: