Counting On the New Census To Put a Number On New York’s French-Speakers Some think that we are a species on the verge of extinction. Others claim that we are close to a million in New York alone. French speakers are found behind the doors of Fifth Avenue boutiques and behind the wheel of taxi cabs. We are starry chefs, friendly kindergarteners, struggling shop-owners, faithful members of churches and mosques, and aficionados of film festivals. Whether they live in Harlem’s Little Africa or Carroll Gardens’ Little Paris, in Crown Heights or Jamaica, New York’s Francophones are passionate about their language and cultures. We chat on stoops and chat online, and French strengthens our community and continues to encourage solidarity, dialogue, and friendship. Let’s make 2010 the year when we put a number on the city’s Francophones. Let's make ourselves visible as a community. Participate in the Census, and tell the world you speak French!

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  • Eh oui, Fabrice, le recensement arrive a grand pas.....En tant que Presidente de la Friends of NY French-American Bilingual and Multicultural Education, je suis heureuse de vous faire part avec Fabrice de cet evenement. Mon organisation a candidate pour etre une organisation partenaire pour ce census. Et tu peux me croire, je rappelerai a tout le monde qu'il est important de se mobiliser afin que New York et les Etats-Unis se rendent compte du nombre de francophones. Let's start "the Francophone Power of Tomorrow....."

    Pour plus d'information pour que votre organisation devienne une organisation partenaire du recensement, vous pouvez ecrire a Rosemonde Pierre-Louis (contact en dessous), qui parle francais comme vous et moi et qui est la premiere femme Haitienne-Americaine a occupe un tel poste (c'est aussi une ancienne avocate, ah vraiment que de points de ressemblance......)

    Bonne journee a tous!

    Rosemonde Pierre-Louis

    Manhattan Deputy Borough President

    Office of the Manhattan Borough President

    One Centre Street-19th Floor South
    New York, NY 10007

    212.669.8299 (direct dial)

    212.669.4305 (f)
    Manhattan Borough President: Redbird
  • yesssss ;)
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