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Summer Camp 2007

From July 10th through 20th, 25 students from six different New York public schools participated in the second edition of our Summer Camp. Like in 2006, this intensive program featured cultural, tolerance and freedom-oriented projects that allowed for a thorough use of their language skills as well as their creativity and knowledge.

A wide range of activities included a liberation painting workshop, an artist-guided visit to the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA), an afternoon meeting with the Ambassador of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, a freedom writing workshop, discussions on cross-cultural issues with Francophone Fulbright students from Metro International www.metrointl.org, and visits to the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of Immigration and the United Nations. More recreative activities included a Haitian dance workshop and a Scrabble competition. On Sunday, July 15th, the students also contributed their own booth to the French Institute-Alliance Française's Bastille Day, held yearly on the occasion of France's National Day. There, they could speak to hundreds of French speakers and Francophile visitors, and tell them who they were and display their paintings.

This year, the summer camp was hosted by Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School and our students came from the following schools :

- Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School (Brooklyn)
- Brooklyn International High School
- International High School at Prospect Heights (Brooklyn)
- International High School at Kingsborough Community College (Brooklyn)
- Jamaica Learning Center (Queens)
- Linden Learning Center (Brooklyn)
- Valley Stream South High School (Long Island)


See our summary and photos below
or read our full Summer Camp Report 2007 [pdf]



Students meet young artist Alexis Peskine for a guided visit of the “French Evolution” exhibit. Peskine’s artworks are an interpretation of racial and social issues after the 2005 riots in France.
Students get ready for painting. Their teacher, a professional artist from Burkina, first taught them painting techniques and metaphorically explained that liberation could also come from a projection of their inner self onto the white canvas.
Liberation of the body with the Afro-Caribbean dance workshop! This activity was taught by a professional dancer and two professional musicians from Haiti.
Meeting with Damien, Andre and Frédéric three Metro International Fulbright students from Mali, Quebec and France. Multicultural understanding and the importance of foreign languages were at the core of the conversations.
Moving discussions about the developing Francophone countries with OIF Ambassador Hervé Cassan. One of the highlights of the camp.
Writing workshop with professional teacher and writer Annie Heminway. The students were proposed to think and write about freedom in history and in their own lives.
French guided visit to the United Nations.

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Mathilde Landier
Program coordinator

Phone: 212 439 1438

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