“More Than Two Million = “”Un Petit Village”"”




At the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Photo by Erica Leeds

More Than Two Million = “Un Petit Village”

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Calendar #62

Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Paris, France

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Dear Parler Paris Reader,

You’ve heard it a million times. Paris, even with its more than 2 million residents, is “un petit village.” The longer I’m here, the smaller it gets. Monday was a big day for small worlds.

My daughter, who was sent to Paris by her London firm (Trident Communications) to write articles about the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, was ecstatic when she had the occasion to take this photo of M. Chirac and his entourage, as he looked squarely at her and then gave her a big wink. On occasions like this, Paris feels like un petit village.

The show has been open since Monday for the trade, but opens officially to the public on Friday and runs through Sunday. Reporter Stanley Holmes of Business Week called it “Another Turbulent Paris Air Show” as “Greater cooperation between U.S. and European outfits is on display, but not enough to calm the subsidies spat between Boeing and Airbus.” International tensions and leadership turmoil must have had Jacques in a tumultuous position! For all practical information, visit http://www.paris-air-show.com/

Monday morning, the leaders and members of the Paris Office du Tourism et des Congrès met for their annual Assemblée Générale at the beautiful gilded and historic Théatre de l’Athenée-Louis Jouvet. I thought it interesting from a cultural perspective that the director of the theater should have been given quite a bit of time to speak about the history of the building, once again illustrating the French passion for their “patrimoine.”

Good news is that American tourism is up almost 10%, but there is no question that 2000 was the golden year and that it’s the goal to re-achieve. It was fascinating to learn that Americans spend more per day on meals and transportation than any other nationality, while the Japanese hold the record for spending on accommodations and shopping (so, no surprise that I should see a huge group of Japanese dining today under the stained-glass dome at Le Printemps!). The British spend the most on tourist attractions while the French spend the most on necessary purchases (whatever that means…drugs?). The Italians are the tightfisted tourists — they spend the least, by far…half as much as the Japanese!

New from the bureau is the “Passeport Paris” city pass which, for 5 euros, gives you an entrée and a discount to 59 different sponsors’ services. These can be obtained at any of the city’s welcome stations. For more information, visit http://en.parisinfo.com/rub6758.html&OTCP_action=citypass Also, new tourist information kiosks are planned for key points throughout the city beginning with this summer at Rochechouart near Sacré Coeur. Then watch them pop up over the next many months.

That afternoon, a successful turnout of about 80 residents of the 3rd arrondissement attended a public meeting at the Mairie of the 3rd about the new initiative by the “Parisiens Associés” to create more Bed and Breakfasts in Paris under a rating system they call “Hôtes Qualité Paris.” Our illustrious Mayor Pierre Aidenbaum declared the 3rd the pilot district supporting the initiative wholeheartedly…and for several reasons: First, to be the first to act on new innovative ideas. (It’s one of the things I love most about living in this “quartier.”) Second, he wants to share with visitors the secret corners (courtyards, houses, etc.) of this beautiful historic district. Third, he wants to show the world that the French are friendly, welcoming and open-minded to people from all communities and fourth, create a real one-on-one human contact between the Parisians and people of other places and cultures.

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http://www.parisinfo.com/paris_hotels/rub6151.html&id_article=6644&OTCP_action=listeSITI or http://www.les-parisiens-associes.com/home.php3

Attending functions of this kind puts a resident in immediate contact with the city’s leaders. It’s yet another venue to realize that Paris is just “un petit village,” and that is certainly true for this arrondissement where the administration is not only very active, but very much in communication with its inhabitants. Be sure to scroll down to see all that the 3rd is offering culturally this summer to anyone who wants to attend…and you can bet I’ll be among them.

Parler Paris Après Midi had a big turnout yesterday that encouraged lots of great exchanges among an assortment of Americans, Canadians, Australians and French running way past the normal hour. Read all about it at
/parlerparis/apresmidi.html and plan on coming next month on July 12th. Don’t forget, August we take off in traditional French style.

Don’t confuse Après Midi with Parler Parlor, our French-English conversation group which is open all summer long (except we’re closing for Tuesday’s La Fête de la Musique”). “What’s the difference?” everyone asks. Big difference! Parler Parlor is a structured way of practicing speaking both French and English — 45 minutes in French, 45 minutes in English in groups of six to eight, each in its own private room. We meet three times a week, we never know who is going to show up so the groups are always different, it’s fun and it really works! This is the 8th year we’ve hosted it…so if you’ve never been before, just come 5 minutes ahead — it’s free the first time. For more information, visit the site at http://www.parlerparlor.com

Good news for Americans is that the euro is down against the dollar — now at 1.2 dollars to the euro, it’s getting more and more affordable to travel here, buy here, live here. Yeah!

And there is more to do in June than I have hairs on my head. So, be sure to scroll down, pull out your calendar to make note of each event and make your plans to meet up with friends or make new friends along the way. There is something for everyone, even in this “petit village” we call Paris.

A la prochaine…

Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris
Email info@adrianleeds.com

P.S. The monthly Parismarais Newsletter will be out any minute — so don’t delay to subscribe free! Visit http://www.parismarais.com/parismarais-newsletter.htm

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Special Announcements
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* Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group will be closed Tuesday, June 21st for La Fête de la Musique. http://www.parlerparlor.com

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Calendar #62
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Paris, France
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Strictly Entertainment: Comedy, Plays, Movies, Dance
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MOVING PARTS

The following further readings have been organized by Moving Parts with the kind permission of Carr’s Pub & Restaurant.

Always on Sundays, always at 7:30 p.m.

Plays in English:

July 3 Georgia Smith “Dilemma”

Contact Stephanie to book a reading of YOUR play:
December 2005 onwards available dates
Program subject to change
Latest version always available on the website: http://www.scamparis.com
or send an e-mail to Stephanie on: stef@movingparts.org.uk
to receive the
monthly mailings
For further information contact:
Stephanie Campion on: 06.14.67.18.58

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ONE WORLD ACTORS
La Magie continue / The magic continues:
spectacles in English & en français

ENTENTE CORDIALE CENTENARY THEATRE FESTIVAL
tous les mardis et dimanches jusqu’au 28 juin 2005

Saison: Alliances, Romantisme et Realisme:

1) COLOMBA de Prosper Megrimee, a partir d’une adaptation theatrale de Lavinie Boffy, en français, corse et anglais du dimanche 6 mars 2005 a 18h30 et tous les dimanches jusqu’au 26 juin 2005

2)LES CAPRICES DE MARIANNE d’Alfred de Musset
en français, du mardi 1 Fevrier 2005 a 19h30 et tous les
mardis jusqu’au 28 juin 2005

3) TWO by Jim Cartwright in English
Every Tuesday till 28 June 2005

THEATRE DARIUS MILHAUD 80 allée Darius Milhaud, Paris 19th
Réservations: TEL: 01.42.01.92.26, 06.26.10.48.48
M°: Porte de Pantin
E-mail: angloplay@hotmail.com
http://www.oneworldactors.com

ONE NIGHT MEMBERSHIP entrance TARIF: 16 Euros Tarif
réduit: 12 Euros, 10 Euros & 8 Euros
TARIF spécial pre-ventes / pre-sales par courrier
postal ou VISA: 15 Euros

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La Compagnie Lester McNutt presents: TREEMONISHA by Scott Joplin Opera in Three Acts Word and music by Scott Joplin Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., through June 19

Théâtre Darius Milhaud 80, Allée Darius Milhaud, 75019 Paris
Métro: Porte de Pantin Call 01.42.01.92.26 for reservations

Dubbed the “King of Ragtime” by his music publisher, Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was a formally educated musician whose popular piano rags inspired him to go on to composition on a larger, far more developed scale and conception. His second opera, Treemonisha, an example of his most serious work, was published in 1911 at his own expense.

The story of a young woman who defies the facts of her social and racial background and works her way up the social ladder, trading on education and non-violence, 40 years before Mahatma Gandhi and 60 years before Martin Luther King. Needless to say that Scott Joplin’s chances of raising money to produce his masterpiece were anywhere from modest to remote.

The New York Times praised Treemonisha as gently imbued with ragtime, aspiring “to genuine operatic richness.”

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Art and Culture
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La Capitale Galerie
Photography “Poétique du Regard”
June 13 – July 2, 2005

Hastaire
Peggy Ford-Fyffe King
Ayako Takaishi

18, rue du Roule, 75001 Paris
Tel: 01.42.21.19.31
lacapitalegalerie@noos.fr
http://www.lacapitalegalerie.com

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Festival of Jewish Culture
Le Yiddish à l’Honneur
1st Edition
June 15 to 30

Thirty free events to discover and rediscover the Yiddish world and its vital artistic contributions.

Venues for the exhibitions, conferences, theatrical performances, concerts, films and activities for the kids include both Marais “Mairies” (city halls), the Maison de la Culture Yiddish, la Sorbonne, l’Institut Polonais, le Centre Medem, le Mémorial de la Shoah, le Synagogue Nazareth, l’Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, l’Ecole de la rue des Hospitalières St Gervais and others in the neighborhood.

For a complete listing, visit http://www.fsju.org/yiddish/

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Literary Events
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Brentano’s is delighted to welcome again Constance Borde and
Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, co-authors of “Saveurs
américaines” in 2002, for the release of their new book :
Sandwiches, Finger food and Canapés, published by Kubik editions.
The presentation will be held at the bookstore on Thursday,
June 16th at 7:30 PM.

Please call Brentano’s to reserve your place: 01.42.61.52.50

Brentano’s
37, avenue de l’Opéra
75002 PARIS
Tel: 01 42 61 52 50
http://www.brentanos.fr

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Launch: Issue 7 of Upstairs at Duroc
June 15, 2005 at 7 p.m.

Come join us at the launch for much-awaited, long-overdue Issue 7 of Upstairs at Duroc & listen to some exciting new work by SARAH RIGGS, MARGO BERDESHEVSKY, JOHN KLIPHAN, HEATHER HEARTLEY and CHRIS AMES.

Pick up a copy of the new issue featuring poetry & prose by local &
international writers such as Lauren B.Davis, David Lehman, Jennifer K. Dick, Mark Tursi and many more.

WICE
20, boulevard du Montparnasse, 75015 Paris
M° Duroc

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Thursday, June 16, 2005
Shakespeare and Company

To celebrate, we will hold readings in a tent on the esplanade outside the bookshop starting at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.shakespeareco.org

2:00 p.m.: Albert Sonnenfeld
Cultural historian, freelance journalist, raconteur, and for many years Albert Sonnenfeld was the Head of the French Literature Department at Princeton University. He directs the series “Arts of the Table: Studies in Culinary History” for Columbia University Press, where he has published “Culture of the Fork and Food: A Culinary History”. He will read extracts from “Ulysses”.

3:30 p.m.: Noel Riley Fitch
Noel Riley Fitch is an internationally-recognised biographer of expatriates in Paris. Her books include “Literary Cafés of Paris”, “Walks in Hemingway’s Paris”, “Anaïs: The Erotic Life of Anaïs Nin” and “Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation.” She will talk about the publisher of “Ulysses,” the relationship between the James and Beach families and the difficulties encountered during the decade that “Ulysses” was published.

5:00 p.m.: Patricia Nolan
With anecdotes about her native Dublin, and set against the political, cultural and social background of 1904, poet Patricia Nolan will read
from James Joyce’s poetry and extracts from “Ulysses” based on her personal knowledge of Dublin city. Born just two streets away from
Leopold Bloom’s No.7 Eccles Street, her Anglo-Irish family lived, shopped, married and are buried in one of the parts of Dublin which Joyce rendered famous.

6:00 p.m.: Brenda Maddox
Brenda Maddox is the author of several acclaimed biographies on literary modernists such as D.H. Lawrence and W.B. Yeats. She will discuss and read from her biography of Nora Barnacle Joyce, which won the L.A. Times Book Award, the Prix Meilleur Livre Étranger and the Silver PEN Award. Entitled “Excavating Nora,” her talk will pay particular attention to how one can write a biography about a person who wrote next to no letters.

7:30 p.m.: Maria D’Arcy
Maria D’Arcy, a well-known figure to Joyceans, will perform these two extracts with her inimitable confection of recitation and suggestive
dance. An interlude not to be missed.

10:00 p.m.: Film showing of “Bloom”
On the morning of the 16th June, 1904, Leopold Bloom set out on a journey that was to become one of the greatest tales of the 20th century. Starring Academy Award® Nominee, Stephen Rea, IFTA Award Winner, Angeline Ball, Hugh O’Conor and Patrick Bergin, “Bloom” is an
enthralling story of love, loss and lust – a fantastical adventure into the imaginations and desires of Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and Molly Bloom.

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Reading: COLM TOIBIN
June 22 at 7 p.m.

COLM TOIBIN presents his latest novel THE MASTER.

“…The Master tells the story of a man (Henry James) born into one of America’s first intellectual families who leaves his country in the
late nineteenth century…. Toibin captures the loneliness and the hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed those he tried to love. The emotional intensity of
this portrait is riveting.”

Toibin is the author of four other novels, The South, The Heather Blazing, The Story of the Night, and The Blackwater Lightship.

Village Voice Bookshop
6, rue Princesse, 75006 Paris
Tel: 01.46.33.36.47
M° Mabillon

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MARCHE DE LA POESIE
June 23 to 26

MARCHE DE LA POESIE, 23rd Edition at Place Saint Sulpice. Readings all day long and many books and Literary Magazines to discover/explore! Enjoy!

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Musical Interludes
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Paris Jazz Festival
June 4 to July 24, 2005

Musique Côté Jardins
Parc Floral de Paris

Free concerts starting at 1:30 p.m.
Entry into Parc Floral de Paris: 4 euros, Tarif réduit 2 euros

RER Vincennes, Métro: Chateau de Vincennes

http://www.paris.fr
http://www.nemomusic.com

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Jazz Concert
Friday, June 17, 10 p.m.

Philippe NADAUD – saxophones/clarinette
Joe MAKHOLM – piano

Le femmes de Tin Pan Alley
Valse Jazz
Le Bebop reécrit le thème
and more

Sept Lézards
10, rue des Rosiers, Paris 4th
Métro: Saint-Paul

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“Fête de la Musique”
Tuesday, June 21

The streets of Paris will be alive with the sound of music on June 21, which also happens to be the Summer Solstice.

For complete information (in French), visit
http://www.fetedelamusique.culture.fr

For the program, download the pdf file here:
http://www.fetedelamusique.culture.fr/upload/pdf/pre_prog_fm_mai05.pdf

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FREE CONCERTS!

The Pacific Lutheran University
CHORAL UNION
under the direction of
Richard Nance
Works sung by the choir:
Dahl, Nance Newberry; Sharpe
and Spirituals

The American Church
Metro Pont Alma, Invalides
Friday, July 22, 2005 at 20h30

The Pacific Lutheran University
CHORAL UNION
under the direction of
Richard Nance
Works sung by the choir:
Dahl, Nance Newberry
and Spirituals

Eglise St Severin
Metro St Michel
Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 16h00

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Bonnes Soirées and Great Gatherings
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Bals des Pompiers
Wednesday, July 13
9:00 p.m. till 4:00 a.m.

Forty stations (13 in Paris) open their doors to the public with music, drink and snacks.

For more information visit http://www.pompiersparis.fr/
For the list of balls, visit
http://www.pompiersparis.fr/1407/liste%20des%20bals%2014%20-%20SA%20Foyer.doc

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PARLER PARIS APRES-MIDI /parlerparis/apresmidi.html

Next Meeting: July 12th, 2005 and Every Second Tuesday of the Month 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed August.

This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local professionals who can answer your Working and Living in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to network with other Parler Paris readers.

Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais 96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne 75003 Paris
Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers

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PARIS NETWORKING COCKTAIL

MAKE CONTACTS FOR BUSINESS, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, SELF-DEVELOPMENT. Bring lots of business cards to exchange with others. Cocktail Buffet.

Guest speaker every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (Interested in being a guest speaker? Contact Patricia)

PARTICIPATION: 15 Euros in an envelope and lots of business cards.

BUFFET: GOOD WINE. FUN CANAPES. AFTER THE TALK, PASTA OF THE DAY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO STAY.

CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.

Thanks for reserving via return email! If you don’t receive an email
confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia’s Tel: 01.43.26.12.88, email: parisnetwork@hotmail.com

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PARIS SOIREES DINNERS EVERY SUNDAY AT 6:30 p.m.

June 19, 2005
NEW TIME! Happy Hour Is At 6:30 p.m. Don’t Miss It.

SAN FRANCISCO PORT CITY POETRY: “Swimmer Climbing Onto Shore” Featuring Poet Gerald Fleming.

Gerald Fleming’s poetry and prose poems have appeared in literary magazines over the past twenty-five years. He’s won numerous awards and fellowships, and between 1995 and 2000 he edited and published the literary magazine Barnabe Mountain Review, whose archives were acquired by U.C. Berkeley’s Bancroft Library. He teaches full-time in the San Francisco public schools, and his third book for teachers, Rain, Steam, and Speed (j2999sey-Bass/Wiley) appeared in fall 2004.

ADDRESS:
This week we’re at Patricia’s place on the I’le St. Louis: 14 rue St Louis en l’Ile, 75004 Paris.
The metros are Sully-Morland (closest) and Pont-Marie. Farther away is St. Paul.

PARTICIPATION:
It’s 20 Euros in an envelope with your name, home telephone and email, if we don’t already
have it. Please include your card.

GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine

CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.
Thanks for reserving via return email! If you don’t receive an email confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia. To reserve on Sundays, please call.

Patricia’s Tel: 01.43.26.12.88

E-mail: parissoirees@noos.fr

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27 Years of Dinner Chez Jim Haynes

Jim’s atelier becomes a salon every Sunday night where about 70 people from all over the world meet, dine, drink and enjoy themselves. Telephone on Saturday or Sunday for your invitation, directions and the door co

de.

Jim Haynes Atelier
A2 83, rue de la Tombe Issoire
75014 Paris
01.43.27.17.67, email jim_haynes@wanadoo.fr

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Have your portrait painted by American Portrait Artist, Kathy Burke For samples of her great work, visit /parlerparis/art/index.html

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LESSONS WITH A QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR.

Tell your French friends!

Business English, conversation,writing,TOEFL/TOIC prep. All levels. Lessons designed to meet student’s needs. Instructor has a Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL),and 10 + years of teaching experience. Contact Nancy Szczepanski at 06.32.20.47.10 or email: nanski2@planet-save.com

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Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group http://www.parlerparlor.com

SPECIAL NOTICE: Closed Tuesday, June 21st for Fête de la Musique

Parlor Times –
3 Times A Week In Two Locations

Berlitz Opera – Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 38 Avenue de l”Opéra 2nd arrondissement, Paris Opéra, RER A Auber

At Eurocentres – Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 13 passage Dauphine (entrance at 30 rue Dauphine, between rue Dauphine and rue Mazarine), 6th arrondissement
Métro: Odéon, Saint-Michel

Membership and General Information
http://www.parlerparlor.com
Email: info@parlerparlor.com
Elisabeth Crochard, Tel: 01.44.19.76.61
Adrian Leeds, Tel: 01.40.27.97.59

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Knowledge is Power:
Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Lectures
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First Tuesday
Wednesday June 15, 2005

7:30 p.m. drinks, 8:00 Dinner

A JUST PEACE FOR THE PALESTINIANS

The Democratic Party has been as inactive on ideas for peace between Israelis and Palestinians as has the Bush administration. Clearly, the issue is a thorny one. Our June event is an effort to approach the issue from a viewpoint of what would constitute a fair peace for the Palestinians while not compromising Israel’s security. It is not intended as Israel vs. Palestine, but Israel and Palestine.

Michel Warschawski, President of the Israel-Palestinian Alternative Information Center (AIC) of Jerusalem

Warschawski is an Israeli author and tireless activist for a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In 1982, during the Israel invasion of Lebanon, he was one of the founders of Yesh Gvul (“There is a Limit”), a movement of soldiers and reserve officers against the war and occupation. He has published numerous works on the issue, available in French.

Richard Wagman President of the French Jewish Peace Union (UJFP — Union Juive Française pour la Paix)

Moderated by Rey Riemer DAF Vice-Chair, who will present a review of US policy on Israel.

To be held at:
Les Noces de Jeannette
Corner of 14 rue Favart and 9 rue d’Amboise 75002 Paris
Tel: 01.42.96.36.89
Métro: Richelieu-Drouot, Bourse, Quatre-Septembre

In order to comply with the McCain Feingold act, you are invited to pay for the dinner directly to the restaurant. Please send your check for 32 Euros made out to “Les Noces de Jeannette” to Cathy Decavèle, 22 Chemin de la Rousterie, 78460 La Chevreuse. To pay at the door (by check or cash at the door) call for reservations: Cathy Decavele at 01 30 52 34 92 or Janice Mitchell at 01 46 33 32 91or Ellie Shaffer at 01 43 20 78 01. Please leave your information clearly and slowly when you call this numbers and reach a message machine!

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Democrats Abroad France is closing the season before summer arrives with a political get-together.

Sunday, June 19, 6 p.m.
Drinks and nibbles followed by a very special speaker.

Ann Fagan Ginger Human Rights and Peace Lawyer
Challenging U.S. Human Rights since 9/11

Ann Fagan Ginger is a distinguished Human Rights lawyer based in San Francisco at the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute in Berkeley. She is an expert in civil liberties law and peace law under the statutes of the United States and the United Nations. She has argued and won before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ann has just completed editing a book concerning the 30 types of human rights violations committed by the U.S. Government since 9/11 (didn’t we used to be the good guys?).

The book includes a discussion of the 9/11 Commission and the efforts by certain American cities and states to oppose the Patriot Act. Ann is in France to present a report to the International Association of Democratic Lawyers Congress meeting in Paris.

She has been received enthusiastically at speaking events ranging from journalists at Stanford University to representatives of the UN Human Rights Committee.

For more background on Ann Fagan Ginger, visit http://mcli.org

At the home of Connie Borde
240 bis Bd St-Germain, 75007 Paris
Suggested contribution: $20

Please RSVP, Payment may be made by check or credit card.

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YOUNG DEMOCRATS ABROAD

Last Cocktail Party of the Summer

7:30 P.M.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at the home of Juliet Carter
9, rue Jean Mermoz, 2nd floor 75008
M° Franklin D. Roosevelt

All DEMOCRATS WELCOME!!

Contribution: 15 euros – includes drinks and appetizers

Please RSVP by email only to: julietcme@yahoo.com

We will take the opportunity, once and for all, to have an election for the members who are interested in being a part of our Young Dems committee. If you are unable to attend and are interested in participating in any capacity as a volunteer please contact us.

Please note Dems Abroad France’s new email address: daf@demsfrance.com

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VOTING INFORMATION

Primary and/or special elections for state offices will be coming up in all of the states prior to the general congressional election in November 2006.

As the requirements for voting in these elections as well as the possible tax liabilities are not clear, we suggest that you call the following toll free number in Washington at the FVAP, the Federal Voting Assistance Program, 0800-917-304 or write to vote@fvap.ncr.gov to learn the specific requirements and rules for your individual state.

The states and the FVAP often do not give us very much lead time before an election so that if you inform yourself now, you will know whether or not you are eligible to vote in state elections.
If you have any questions, call Democrats Abroad France, Louise Meyers, Voting Registration Chair at 01.45.53.01.62 or e-mail to louiseparis@free.fr

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JUNE EVENTS AT THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL OF PARIS TARGET OBESITY

The American Hospital of Paris steps up to the plate in the struggle against obesity. The next free community event on June 23 will provide new insights into diabetes and obesity relating to women’s health.

According to the American Obesity Association, approximately 30% of children 6 to 10 years of age are overweight and 15% are obese, higher than ever before. Childhood obesity can lead to diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases which were once only prevalent among adults.

June 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

The Hospital’s Foundation is sponsoring the Eleventh Annual Iris Cantor Women’s Health Lecture, Robin Goland, M.D., a nationally recognized endocrinologist and leading expert on diabetes and obesity, will give a lecture titled, Weigh Less! Live Longer! New Ideas in the Treatment of Diabetes and Obesity.

Dr. Goland is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Associate Attending Physician at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital The lecture will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation into French. A cocktail reception will follow.

The lecture is free and seating is limited, and advance reservations are required.

American Hospital of Paris Conference Center in the Florence Gould Pavilion
55, bd du Chateau, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Allaigre, American Relations Coordinator, at 01 46 41 26 26 or by email at rebecca.allaigre@ahparis.org

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FUNDRAISER
MICHAEL PALIN: HIMALAYA AND UPWARDS
Tuesday, June 28
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Lady Holmes, Patron of SOS Help Paris, is delighted to invite you to join us for a talk by Michael Palin, followed by a reception in an exclusive Paris location.

During the evening, Michael will recount his adventures exploring 1,800 miles of mountain ranges and living at an altitude above 13,000 feet for ov

er a month. All proceeds will be donated to SOS Help Paris, the crisis line for English speakers in France.

Reserve your place now. Tickets are 50 euros including a champagne reception.

To book call 06.11.71.32.03 / email himalaya@soshelpline.org

To contact SOS Help call 01.46.21.46.46 or visit us at http://www.soshelpline.org

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The Bay Area Francophile List is a weekly calendar of cultural events of interest to Francophones and Francophiles of the Bay Area, offering information on cinema, art, theater, music, conversation groups, classes, etc. and servicing the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

This week’s Bay Area Francophile List has been posted at http://www.sonoma.edu/users/t/toczyski/BAFLHomepage.shtml

2005 is the YEAR OF LANGUAGES!
http://www.yearoflanguages.org for details

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What’s On in the City
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Année du Brésil en France
From March to December
Music, Dance, Exhibitions, Film, Literature…
http://www.bresilbresils.org

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Paris Jazz Festival
June 4 to July 24
Musique Côté Jardins
Parc Floral de Paris
http://www.paris.fr
http://www.nemomusic.com

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Festival of Jewish Culture
Le Yiddish à l’Honneur
June 15 to 30
01.42.17.10.69
http://www.fsju.org/yiddish

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46th International Paris Air Show
Le Bourget
June 17 to 19
http://www.paris-air-show.com/

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Faites de la Lumière
Saturday, June 18
http://faitesdelalumiere.net

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8th Edition of Festival Soirs d’Été
June 21 to July 14, 2005
3rd Arrondissement
http://www.marie3.paris.fr

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“Fête de la Musique”
Tuesday, June 21
For complete information (in French), visit
http://www.fetedelamusique.culture.fr
For the program, download the pdf file here:
http://www.fetedelamusique.culture.fr/upload/pdf/pre_prog_fm_mai05.pdf

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Paris Summer Sales!
Starts Friday, June 24 through July 23
For a complete listing of sale dates throughout France visit:
http://www.finances.gouv.fr/DGCCRF/02_actualite/soldes_ete05.htm

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Gay Pride Parade
Saturday, June 25
http://www.gaypride.fr/

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The Firemen on Display!
Open House
Sunday, June 26
16 avenue de l’Europe
94190 Villeneuve-Saint-Georges
01.45.10.88.18
2 Euros per Adult, Children Under 12 Free

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Festival Voix sur Berges
Sunday, June 26, 10th
http://www.canal-paris10.org

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Giant Couscous at Place d’Aligre
Saturday, July 2, 12th, 6:30 p.m.
http://www.cl-aligre.org

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Paris Ciné Rando
From 3 to 12 July
http://www.pariscinema.org and http://www.parismacadam.fr

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Bastille Day
Thursday, July 14

Parade begins 11:00 a.m at the Arc de Triomphe

Fireworks at sundown
Champs de Mars/Eiffel Tower

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Bals des Pompiers
Wednesday, July 13
9:30 p.m. till 2:30 a.m.
For more information visit http://www.pompiersparis.fr/
For the list of balls, visit
http://www.pompiersparis.fr/1407/liste%20des%20bals%2014%20-%20SA%20Foyer.doc

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Cinema en Plein Air 2005
July 19 to August 27
Parc la Villette
http://www.villette.com/manif/manif.aspx

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Paris Plage
July 21 to August 20

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Le Raid Dingue de Paris
22-23 July, 6th, 18th, 13th
http://www.parismacadam.fr

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