300 million people, 35 countries, 5 continents = Francophone World
On February 28 we celebrated la francophonie with our friends from Bénin, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cambodia, China, France, Haiti, Louisiana, Québec, Switzerland and Togo…
Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture participated for the first time at the grand opening of the Festival de la Francophonie.
FREE-ALL AGES- CULTURAL EVENT, EXPLORING THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROMANIA…. ITS HISTORY, CULTURE AND ARTS… WITH PARTICIPATION OF: DORU BANDILA - FLUTE SINGER; BIANCA FRATILA - MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO CHILDREN’S CHOIR AND OF THE LYRIC OPERA CHILDREN’S CHOIR;
OLIVIA ROMAN-13 YEAR OLD MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO CHILDREN’S CHOIR AND OF THE LYRIC OPERA CHILDREN’S CHOIR SINGING; LAURENTIU FERARU AND HORATIU ORMINDEANU-ENTICING US WITH TRADITIONAL ROMANIAN FOLK SONGS; TAVI BENZ- GUITAR PLAYER, SINGER-SONG WRITTEN, WINNER OF THE PBS CHICAGO CELEBRATION OF MUSIC; DANIELA BISENIUS - PROFESSIONAL VIOLINIST.
“HORA”- folkloric dances
Photo display - COMMUNISM ‘’HEAVEN” SPECIAL THANKS TO: EAST PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CHIDREN’S INTERNATIONAL NFP, NICOLETA ROMAN
Saturday, February 22, took place a two Hour Masterclass with the acclaimed and fun North Star Process ,,Created and lead by American Fortune 100 Priority Strategist Matthew Cross. The word's leading priority strategist, NYC’s based author and speaker Matthew Cross work with successful individuals and organizations worldwide such as Bank of America, USB and Stanford University, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Allianz and many others.
Matthew Cross and Diana Doroftei are the authors of the Little Book of the Romanian Wisdom. For more about M. Cross at his work please feel free to visit http://leadershipalliance.com/
This event was powered by Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture, hosted by Stan Mansion.
Constantin Brâncuși (February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957)
144 years since was born was celebrated in the Romanian community by Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture with the Consulate General of Romania in Chicago's support at the Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing, Brâncuși section.
Brâncuși collection included 16 pieces at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Brâncuși was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century. Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture.
On January 26 took place the opening ceremony of the community project Coming Together in Niles Township at Niles West High School, organized by Niles Township.
For the first time, thanks to Ioana Salajanu (board member in Coming Together committee of Niles Township), Romania was represented at this amazing event by Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture, Children's International, Logos Christian Academy, and Spicusor (one of the youngest ensembles from Romanian community based in Chicagoland created around Constantine and Helen Romanian Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago).
It was a great opportunity to expose our Romanian nation to a large public along with other nations and to share drops of our identity, history, language, folklore and traditions with other communities!
#comunityproject #comingtogether #nileswesthighschool #romania #authenticsocietyforlanguageandromanianculture #logoschristianschool #childrensinternational #chicagoarea #chicagosuburbs #thepowerofnations
CRISTINA A. BEJAN is a Romanian-American historian, theater artist and spoken word poet based in Denver, Colorado. She grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and received her BA in Philosophy from Northwestern University, where she also studied theater. An Oxford DPhil and a Rhodes and Fulbright scholar, she has held fellowships at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Georgetown University, and the Woodrow Wilson Center, and has taught history at Georgetown and Duke Universities, among others. A playwright, Bejan has written seventeen plays, many of which have been produced in the United States, Romania, the United Kingdom and Vanuatu. She is founding executive director of the arts and culture collective Bucharest Inside the Beltway. Under the stage name “Lady Godiva,” she has performed her poetry across the United States and Romania. She has written "Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania: The Criterion Association" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and "Green Horses on the Walls" (Finishing Line Press, 2020) and is also a contributing author for "The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos Vol. 3" (University of Indiana, 2018). She has appeared on C-SPAN, and her work has been featured in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, American Prospect, Evenimentul Zilei and Observator Cultural. Bejan is on the Advisory Board of Alianța and is an advocate for NAMI and RAINN.
At TVR International invitation, Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture sent from Chicago a message for our native country and all the Romanians who celebrated on December 1st, the Romanian National Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcHAg3N-qak
Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Romanian Embassy in US took place the Alianta Gala Roundtables part of the sixth Annual Alianţa Gala.
Our association received one of Alianta's Cultural Excellence Awards for promoting Romanian's image and culture in US.
Alina Crisan-Bretan, one of the founding members and board directors of the association received the Excellence Award for Promoting Romanian Traditions and Live Community Work on behalf of Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture.
The distinction was granted by Daniela Kammrath, Community Projects Director, Alianta in the presence of a distinguished audience.
Thank you Alianţa!!
Thank you to all our volunteers, partners, sponsors and fiends for your unconditional support! We share the prize with all of you!
First major event for Romanian United Fund raised 100K dollars. Our volunteers were part of the event, supporting the cause and donating for Via Transilvanica.
Proud of MIhai Lehene, the president of the RUF and the entire team who wrote history for the Romanian-American community from Chicago.
In the image above, is a present received by Alin Useriu from our amazing Andra Peca - core member of Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture.
June 20, 2019 - The first ,,sezatoare,, took place in Chicago and will continue as a permanent program under Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture coordination.
People from the local Romanian-American community gathered to learn how to make a ,,IE,,/ Romanian blouse and to support each other this beautiful process.
,,Toy Drive at Stan Mansion" started Saturday, November 9 ending Monday, December 9.
The holiday season is a very special time of year filled with laughter, joy and anticipation. Children dream of having a gift to open as they anxiously wait for their wishes upon a star to be answered. But there are too many children in the Chicago area living through the holiday season without the gift of a family to call their own or whose parents are struggling just to provide them with basic necessities. For many of these children those dreams and wishes will go unfulfilled.
Thank you to all who helped us made their wishes come true.
A local campaign initiated by Stan Mansion, in partnership with Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture and United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation - Chicago.
2019 Winter Holiday Season was magic!
We are very appreciative of your support and the difference made to many kids throughout Cook County, Illinois.
Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture was part of the International Art Exhibit - Bundita - launched in Canada by the Romanian visual artist Otilia Gruneantu Scriuba and extended in Europe, Asia and USA.
An art exhibit took place in Chicago between December 14 and 15, 2019 with art work of numerous children from Romania (Dolj county, Caras-Severin county, Cluj county) and Chicago.
The theatrical play "Godmother sau Povestea Iepurelui" came from Romania/Bucharest to USA/Chicago on May 27, 2019
This event was possible with the amazing contribution of "Lugera & Makler Romania", "Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture", "Stan Mansion", "Asociatia Artlight" și "Școala de actorie InLight"!
Spectacol câștigător al premiilor: "Cel mai bun spectacol începatori", "Cel mai original text", "Premiul Unteatru", "Cel mai bun actor" și "Cea mai bună actriță" în cadrul InLight Theatre Festival - Festival de piese imperfecte 2018!
O piesa de teatru fantastica despre o familie ca a a ta, în care nu predomină binele sau răul, în care membrii nu sunt fericți sau nefericiți, în care cromatica de păreri, situații, relații și perspective e complexă. Această familie a înțeles că ceea ce i-a adus aici și-i va purta mai departe este haosul din deciziile lor. Interesant e că în acest caz haosul din decizii este cel care te crește.
Dacă te regăsești vino să ne cunoști pe 27 Mai la Stan Mansion, Chicago!
Distribuția: Alina Tița, Dragoș Simion, Mădălina Gogu, Gabriel Cojocaru, Ioana Asofiei, Oana State, Cristina Săvuică, Maria Ciobanu, Clara Caradimu, Raluca Damian, Robi Urs.
Spectacoul este o producție a Centrului de Creație InLight, unul dintre cele mai cunoscute hub-uri de teatru și film din România!
Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture joined for the first time (on June 2nd) the Children's International Festival at the 7th edition of Annual Free International Children's Day Event!
Our organisation represented Romania with an amazing booth where the visitors had chance to find more about Romania and learned few words in Romanian language.
A magnificent day, celebrating INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY at Saint Paul Woods Forest Preserve in Morton Grove from 11am to 6 pm!
This event encourages creativity, exploration, and a reminder that children are the most valuable assets of our society.
ALL FREE Activities include:
Amazing child singers Children’s folkloric dances Petting Zoo & Pony Rides Exotic Animal Show Mad Science Photography Lessons Fun Language Classes in Various Languages Painting Lessons Jewelry Design Lessons Design Your Own T-shirt Mini Chess Tournament Hip Hop and Ballet Mix Dance Lessons Interactive Martial Arts Show DJ Mini World Cup Hairbraiding Face painting ...and more!!!
June, 23, Romanian-American community in Chicago celebrated the Romanian Traditional Blouse Day. The event featured the amazing historical photo exhibit that Alianta introduced to Chicago via Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture about Queen Marie of Romania. AS4RLC featuring traditional dances and music, and an exhibit historic traditional costumes, carpets and objects. It also launched the ,,Sezatoare la Chicago'', series of events gathering people sewing Romanian traditional blouses.
On Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Chicago Public Library - Roden Branch located at 6083 N Northwest Hwy, Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture in partnership with North American Romanian Press Association (NARPA) invited the Romanian Community from Chicago to an unforgettable debate about the historian, philosopher, short story writer, journalist, essayist and novelist MIRCEA ELIADE. He was one of the twentieth century's most groundbreaking and influential historians of religion, chairman of the Department of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and a global leading interpreter of religious experience, who established paradigms in religious studies that persist to this day. The journalist Marian Petruta released some manuscripts founded in the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago .
Untamed Romania - more than just a documentary! ,,This film is a unique production that reveals the beauty of Romania as it is: raw, magical but fragile at the same time.,,
This screening took place on May 9, 7 PM at Stan Mansion.
Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture in partnership (for the first time) with Alianţa presented the documentary Untamed Romania on May 9, in celebration of Europe Day. The event was under the patronage of the General Consulate of Romania in Chicago and with the support of Of the Fence and Stan Mansion.
The documentary won the Gold - B18 Nature, Environment & Ecology category at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award 2018.
At the Consulate General of Romania in Chicago suggestion, Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture in partnership with Illinois Attorney General’s Office organised Consumer Protection & Fraud Prevention Workshop Saturday, May 18,2019 2:00pm at Chicago Public Library Oriole 7454 W. Balmoral Chicago, IL 60656
- Immigration Fraud Know Your Rights - Immigration Know Your Rights Labor - Issues Know Your Rights Consumer - - Protection Know Your Rights
On March 1, 2019 we celebrated in Chicago the Romanian Martisor as a tradition from immemorial times and cinematic art through the screening of a production inspired by Romanian folklore.
For Romanians, March 1 represents the renewal of time, the triumph of spring on the winter and the rebirth of nature. From love for traditions, director Victor Canache prepared a martisor for all the ladies who came on Friday, March 1, at 7:00 pm to watch the short film "Capra Cu Trei Iezi" (The Goat With Three Kids).
Filmed in Romania, in the Flowery Shore (Malu' cu Flori) village in Dâmboviţa, the film is the debut of director Victor Canache, adapted according to the story of Ion Creanga, had the screening on 1 March 2019 at 7.00 PM, at Stan Mansion. Among the main cast are renown Romanian actors Maia Morgenstern and Marius Bodochi; producer Luana Georgita. There was English subtitle.
This event was organized by the Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture, under the patronage of the General Consulate of Romania in Chicago and the support of Stan Mansion.
On February 15, 2019 Romania was part of Global Village organized at
On March 28, 2019 Romanian evening started with award nominated short-film "My Best Friend, made in Chicago by movie director Catalin Bugean; We had the whole film cast with us.
''An Eye for an Eye,, the art work of multimedia artist Alexander Tsanov impressed the audience! A Romania exhibition about the Romanian Revolution by a your man born in USA with Romanian roots.
The artistic program - music showcase with Anthony Pop, Daniela Ionescu Bisenius, Laura Sisu, and the Ana Munteanu Quartet made us feeling as home for the entire evening.
About ''My Best Friend'' by Catalin Bugean (US, 30 min.) - A newly immigrant family from Romania wants to buy a pig for a Christmas roast, as per Romanian tradition. One stop at the pet shop and the family, elated, is ready to celebrate for Christmas the traditional way, just like they did back home. But this is Chicago so panic, and a very unusual trial ensues…
With Catalin Nicolae, Sergiu Gobjila, Manuela Rentea, Tim Touhy, Reggie Luis Ruivivar, Alexis Green, Ethan Walles, Di Billick and Metz Jeffries
This event was in partnership with the General Consulate of Romania in Chicago
For one night only, Romania comes to the Alliance! - March 29, 2018@ Alliance Francaise
Presented by Alina Cumpan, the president of the Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture, and Tiberiu Trifan, the general consul of Romania in Chicago.
We start with the screening of two short films. Way of the Danube (Calea Dunarii) by Sabin Dorohoi follows Ionut, a young boy living in Romania who is confused about his parents’ decision to work outside of the country in order to provide a better life for him. Like Sabin Dorohoi’s previous films, Way of the Danube received numerous honors and awards from around the globe, including being screened during the 2015 Eurovision contest. It will be followed by Romanian theater director Laurentiu Calomfirescu’s Memento, a paradoxical short centered around thievery.
Afterwards, we will be treated to live music by Chicago-Romanian musicians Laura Sisu and Vox Maris Band with Anastasia Caranfil. Laura specializes in Romanian folk music, while Vox Maris Band and Anastasia Caranfil will play pop Romanian rock.
Followed by wine service and an an exhibition of Romanian handicrafts.
September 19, 2018@Stan Mansion - The performance is based on the novel ,,I live again,, a Memoir of Ileana, Princess of Romania and Archduchess of Austria who in later life became Mother Alexandra, founder of the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Pennsylvania.
It is a deep foray into the heart and faith of a woman who served her country not only by bearing the duties her royal birth mandated, but also by taking upon herself to serve Romania as a nurse and leader in times of war and persecution. Her story moves from castles to hospitals, dispensaries and trenches; from her kitchen in New England to the rooms and gardens of her husband's castle of Sonnberg near Vienna; from Bran Castle to the customs houses and other makeshift homes she found for herself and her children in war-torn Romania.
Don't miss two hours of unforgettable emotions during an amazing theatrical performance.
"Ileana, Princess of Romania", welcomed with great emotion by the Romanian community of Chicago - September 21, 2018.
A production of The Women's Theatre Association IF supported by The National Archives of Romania, UNITER and the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration Ellwood City, the show is touring the US & Canada with support from the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and various Romanian-American cultural associations. ,,
October 2017 - June 2018 - International Project: Romania - 100 Roots and a Look Forward
In the light of Romania's 100 years anniversary, this project was created to bring together children with Romanian roots from all over the world.
It challenges their parents and other Romanian mentors they meet, to teach them about Romania's history, the Romanian values and the importance of their identity.
Romanian children in Diaspora, ages 5 to 14 are invited to bring their own art work, express their knowledge, feelings and understanding of their Romanian heritage in drawings and to bring their art works into the project by February 28th, 2018 on the Facebook page . Will be created and published in the USA an album with 100 art works carefully selected by the project coordinators, and the best 3 drawings will be awarded.