This year is the 35th year of an ininterrupted Catalan tradition at Georgetown University. In this special framework we invite you to celebrate with us, as every year, Sant Jordi! (Catalonia’s Valentine’s Day).
In the Schedule of activities for April 24th, 2017,we will give out roses at Red Square (12pm); also, there will be a conversation with a Catalan poet, writer, blogger and professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Jaume Subirana, after his talk about the state of Catalan literature nowadays. After that, Shiv Jhangiani, a student of Catalan Culture and also author of the book 1.3 Billion: A Football Revolution in the Making, will give a talk about the relationship between Catalan and Indian soccer, focusing on the model of la Masia (FC Barcelona’s youth academy). We will end our journey with a screening of the movie Second origin, by Carles Porta and Bigas Luna, about two people who are the only survivors of a catastrophe that has devastated the planet, Alba (age 20) and Dídac (age 10). Their survival will mark a new beginning for humanity. Based on the novel Mecanoscrit del segon origen, by Manuel de Pedrolo.
At the end of the day, we will enjoy a Catalan dinner, and tapas will be served. Everybody is invited! Please, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 19th for the dinner.
Happy Sant Jordi!