Food For Thought Luncheon on Monday, March 20th

Edith Piaf, the Parisian Sparrow


Edith Piaf is a cultural icon, in France and beyond. She is remembered for her songs, but also for her look (that launched a fashion) and for the symbolic dimension of her love affairs. What does she represent? What are the salient elements of her life that became a legend? The talk will retrace the life and songs of Edith Piaf, as well as emphasize the reasons of her enduring popularity, attested by an ever-flowered tombstone.

Our speaker, Dr. Hélène Cazes, a specialist of humanism, is a professor at the Department of French and the director of the Program of Medieval Studies. She has been awarded the Award of Excellence in Research (Uvic, Humanities, 2013) as well as the University of Victoria Leadership Award for her work on humanism and its dissemination. She is currently working on cultural icons.

When:  Monday, March 20th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.

Where:  Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.

Sit down luncheon includes coffee or tea and dessert. Cost is $12.00.

Call or email the JCCV at 250-477-7185 or to reserve.