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February 2020

Le Cercle des Amis

February 27 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Banner Hall, I-55 North
Jackson, MS United States
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Advanced conversation group for AFJ members.

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La Table Française

February 29 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Banner Hall, I-55 North
Jackson, MS United States
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Painting: Louis XIV et Molière déjeunant à Versailles, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1837

Join us today at Banner Hall, when we'll start the time with a look at the history of some French food traditions - it all traces back to Louis XIV! The Saturday group is open to all levels of French speakers and is a great time for students to practice listening and speaking skills. Fluent speakers guide the conversation. AFJ conversation groups are free and open to all members. Guests are invited to visit a few times before making a…

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March 2020

March 2020 Dinner

March 2 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Panera Bread, 249 Ridge Way
Flowood, MS 39232 United States
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Join your AFJ friends for dinner and conversation!

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La Table Française

March 7 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Banner Hall, I-55 North
Jackson, MS United States
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Painting: Louis XIV et Molière déjeunant à Versailles, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1837

All levels French are welcome at our Saturday conversation group.

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La Table Française

March 14 | 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
Banner Hall, I-55 North
Jackson, MS United States
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All levels of French are welcome at La Table Française, providing a good opportunity for students to practice what they are learning in class.

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April 2020

April Dinner

April 6 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rooster’s Fondren, 2906 N. State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
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Join us at Rooster's for our monthly dinner.

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May 2020

FRENCH WINE: AN INTRODUCTION AND TASTING TOUR

May 22 | 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Zoom
Free

What you’re drinking when you drink French wine: An introduction and tasting tour with wine educator Jessica Green in conversation with Pamela Druckerman AFJ members are invited to this online session hosted by Pamela Druckerman via Zoom from Paris, as part of her popular Pandemonium U series of educational sessions on Zoom. The session is sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises. Pamela will be talking with wine educator Jessica Green about what makes French wines special, and what you…

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Is Lyon the Birthplace of French Cooking?

May 29 | 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Zoom

Pamela Druckerman interviews chef and author Bill Buford AFJ members are invited to this free online session hosted by Pamela Druckerman via Zoom from Paris, as part of her popular Pandemonium U series of educational sessions on Zoom. The session is sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises. In the 45-minute Zoom meeting, Pamela will discuss French cooking with Bill Buford, best-selling author of Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret…

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June 2020

Coping, resisting, collaborating: Artists and intellectuals in Nazi-occupied Paris with Alan Riding

June 5 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Online

Pamela Druckerman interviews Alan Riding AFJ members are invited to this free online session hosted by Pamela Druckerman via Zoom from Paris, as part of her popular Pandemonium U series of educational sessions on Zoom. The session is sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises. When German tanks rolled into Paris in 1940, they took over the cultural center of the Western world. It was the era of Picasso and Piaf, Sartre and Malraux, Colette and Némirovsky. And it was…

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French Versus American Food Rules, and What That Reveals About Us

June 12 | 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Pamela Druckerman talks with Claude Fischler and Guillemette Faure about the unspoken rules of French dinner parties, the nature of eating in each country, and why French and Americans have so many misunderstandings at the table. AFJ members are invited to this free online session hosted by Pamela Druckerman via Zoom from Paris, as part of her popular Pandemonium U series of educational sessions on Zoom. The session is sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises. Pamela and her guests…

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