Elko Basques Announce New Website
The Virtual Humanities Collections along with the Elko Euzkaldunak are proud to announce a new website: Elkokoak: The Basques of Elko that includes a collection of materials "representing northern Nevada's rich Basque heritage." The site is the result of collaboration between the Great Basin College, Elko Euzkaldunak and Vince J. Jauristi in recognition of the work done by Basques in the area over the years. It includes oral histories, articles by local Basques, copies of National Basque Festival programs, and event celebrating its 53rd edition this year, as well as other Basque resources. It was also made possible, in part, by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor Grant. For more information, or to contribute to the site please contact Cassandra Torrealday.
Weekend Events in San Francisco
The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center will be a busy place this weekend. First of all, on Friday, May 6th, the BEO will be hosting Olatz Gonzalez Abrisketa, one of the directors of the film Pelota. The event will begin at 7pm with a meet and greet with the director, and the film will be shown afterwards. As all Basque Film Series events, it is free and open to the public. For more information on the film please click here. On Sunday, the Center will be decked out for a Mother's Day Luncheon. The day will begin with Children's Paleta Goma Games at 11am, with lunch to follow at 12:30pm. Cost of the meal is $20 for members, $25 for member guests, and $30 for non-members and those who did not RSVP. Cost for children 12 and under is $7.00. Every mom will receive a fee raffle ticket for a special drawing. What a great way to treat your mother on her special day!
University of the Basque Country Summer Course
The University of the Basque Country is offering a summer course, on July 18-19 called "The (New) Role of the Basque Diaspora in Euskadi in the 21st Century." The course was organized by Imanol Galdos, and will include several experts and voices from the Diaspora who will analyze its current role. Presenters include: John Yusrsa (Boise State University), Xabier Zubillaga from Necochea, Argentina (former director of the Basque-Argentine Institute of Cooperation and Development), Aitor Arruti (Barcelona Euskal Etxea) and representatives of the Basque Government like Marian Elorza and Asier Vallejo, among others. For complete information on the course, or to enroll, click here. Donostia will be a great place to be this summer especially as it celebrates being one of this year's European Culture Capitals.