Memory and Emotion Conference at BSU
The Department of World Languages at BSU, in cooperation with the Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair of Basque Studies is hosting its first international conference "Memory and Emotion," March 15-18, 2018 at BSU. The aim of the conference is to "address the issues of Emotion, Memory, and Gender from the perspective of Cultural Studies." Attending the event as one of the keynote speakers is Dr. Marijose Olaziregi, former director for the diffusion of Euskera at the Etxepare Basque Institute, who has now regained her role as professor at the University of the Basque Country. A complete conference program is available here. All events are free and open to the public.
Palm Sunday in San Francisco
The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center has made us aware that its annual Palm Sunday Mass at Notre Dame des Victoires is in danger of being discontinued. This 50 year-long tradition is now at risk due to lack of Basque attendance at the 9am mass. The church, however, is willing to give it one more try, and so everyone is encouraged to attend mass at NDV before moving to the Cultural Center for the traditional lunch and festivities. This year's mass will once again include the participation of the Elgarrekin Choir, Klika and readings in Basque. Then, after mass, everyone is encouraged to go to the cultural center for lunch served at 12:30pm, followed by the children's Easter Egg Hunt. Reservations are required by March 16th by emailing RSVP@SFBCC.US. Those attending without reservations will pay the non-member prices. If you are in the area on March 25th, please help them keep this tradition alive by attending mass, and stick around for the good food, and fun.
Carmelo Urza Scholarship
Just a reminder that the deadline to apply for the Carmelo Urza Scholarship is coming right up. If you are planning on studying abroad in either Donostia or Bilbao with USAC, and you are a member of a Basque club that is also a member of N.A.B.O. then this is the scholarship for you. Complete information on this scholarship, as well as other scholarship opportunities with USAC can be found here. The application form may be found here.