Francophonie 2016: 03/01 – Scientific "Soirée" with Swiss Explorer S. Marquis [fr]
On March 1, National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis will regale the audience with tales of her wild adventure: walking 10,000 miles from Siberia to Australia over the course of three years. This event is organized by Swissnex Boston at the Cambridge Public Library from 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm.
Sarah Marquis, the Swiss adventurer and writer, was nominated as Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic in 2014, and named European Adventurer in 2013. She walked solo 10,000 miles from Siberia to Australia, and then wrote a book about it, Wild by Nature, which was released in the US on February 9th. She has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic, and has been walking around the globe – almost non-stop – for the past 23 years. See other talks she has given here.
Sarah will be interviewed in front of a live audience about her adventures and accomplishments by Heidi Legg, the journalist behin the popular Boston newsletter TheEditorial.com.
Where: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
When: March 1, 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
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The event is organized by Swissnex Boston and is part of La Grande Soirée Scientifique de la Francophonie for 2016
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La Francophonie is the vibrant community shared by the 274 million speakers of French across 5 continents. From Africa to the Americas, French is the 5th most spoken language in the world, and the second most learned language after English. With more than 60,000 words, it is a language of international communication used by 80 nations and governments. In the United States, it is estimated that up to 11 million people are Francophone, and 13 million Americans claim French, French-Canadian, or Acadian origin. The majority of Franco-Americans are concentrated in New England, as well as Louisiana. Clearly, French is a rich international language that connects people well beyond the borders of France!