Donostia-San Sebastian. Basques in Euskal Herria and Basque clubs worldwide are getting ready to celebrate the International Day of Euskera this Saturday, December 3rd. What is for sure is that several activities organized to commemorate this date, have already begun around the world. The Etxepare Basque Institute, for example, will make a large impact with celebrations organized by its lecturers, along with international participation in book fairs like that in Guadalajara, where writer Iban Zaldua had participated recently.
Here is a brief summary of activities planned by the various lecturers in the coming days:
MEXICO CITY (Mexico)
-Iban Zaldua will meet with students. Place: UNAM Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México.
-Talk: “The Melody of the Words of Music.” Librería Mauricio Achar, Foro Expresarte
-Screening of the documentary Iragangunea: Berlin’ (Maider Oleaga. Basque Country. 2016). Place: Campus Bockenheim, Universidad Goethe.
-Screening of the documentary Gernika. Markak. (Hannot Mintegia. Basque Country. 2016). Place: Campus Bockenheim, Universidad Goethe.
-Presentation by Dr. Ingo Niebel (historian and journalist), “Gernika and the Germans.”. Place: Campus Bockenheim, Universidad Goethe.
-Presentation “Gernika and the Germans,” with Dr. Ingo Niebel (historian and journalist). Place: Universität Leipzig
-Presentation by Dr. Ingo Niebel, (historian and journalist), "Agirre Berlinen edo Gestapo ahal guztidunaren mitoa". Place: GWZ Hörsaal H2 0.10, Universität Leipzig.
-Lecture by Dr. Ingo Niebel, (historian and journalist), "Telesforo Monzon. Euskaldun, poeta eta independentziaren aldeko mugimenduaren aitzindari". Place: Neuer Senatssaal, Ritterstraße 26, 2. solairua. 04109 Leipzig
-19:00. Screening of the documentary Gernika. Markak. Director: Hannot Mintegia. Basque Country, 2016. Place: NSG 204 Universitätsstraße 1, 04109 Leipzig.
-18:00 Screening of documentary Iragan gunea:Berlin. Director: Maider Oleaga (Basque Country, 2016). Place: NSG 412 Universitätsstraße 1, 04109 Leipzig.
-17:00: Poetry Reading: "Txolarreak, trenak eta autobusak" – Book of poems by Rikardo Arregi, "Bitan esan beharra, Lizardi". Place: NSG 124, Universitätsstraße 1, 04109 Leipzig.
-12:00 Translation workshop: students will translate Basque songs and will subtitle videos.
-14:45 Welcome and screening of the subtitled videos.
-16:00 Talk: Iñaki Goiogana- The Basque Exile from the Civil Warl. The Work of the Basque Government.
-17:00 Lecture: Isaac Xubin – Castaway Poems. Ederra da gure hizkuntza.
-18:00 Snack +music with Beñat Trigo Perez
SANTA BARBARA (USA)
"How to Basque in Basque". Place: University of California, Santa Barbara
-12:30 Traveling exhibit: Get to Know the Basque Country through our Students.
-13:00 Basque Dance
-13:30 Traveling exhibit: Get to Know the Basque Country through our Students.
-14:00 Basque Club Presentation.
-14:15 Presentation of the book by Begoña Echeverria The Hammer of the Witches
-14:30 Prizes awarded for the Kahoot contest.
-14:45 Meal: Basque pintxos
-13:00 Narrated Recital with Joseba Tapia and Koldo Izagirre about their show "Hari mehe eta tinko hura-Aquell fil prim i ferm". Place: Universität Autonoma in Barcelona, Cultura en Viu.
-17:00 Narrated Recital with Joseba Tapia and Koldo Izagirre about their show "Hari mehe eta tinko hura-Aquell fil prim i ferm". Place: Universität de Barcelona, Aula Capella.
BOLOGNA and ROME (Italy)
-Writer Mariasun Landa and translator Roberta Gozzi meet with students. Place: Università di Bologna. Organizers: Libe Edizioni Publishers and the Basque Language and Culture Lecturer from the Etxepare Basque Institute.
-Mariasun Landa and translator Roberta Gozzi present the translation of Maitagarria eta desioa. Place: Universita de gli Studi Roma Tre. Organizers: Libe Edizioni Publishers and the Programma Studi Baschi Università Roma3 - Euskal Saila. With the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute
LA PLATA (Argentina)
-Presentation by: Mikel Ezkerro – “The History of Euskera in Argentina.” Place: Salón Joaquín V. González, President’s Office of the UNLP, 18:00
-Beginning class in Euskera-Catalan: Esther Barnet and Dani Oiarbide. Place: Salón Joaquín V. González, President’s Office of the UNLP, 18:00
-Meal and presentation of diplomas. Place: Euskal Etxea
BRNO (Czech Republic)
-17:30 Cooking workshop. Place: Masarykova Univerzita Brno.
SANTIAGO DE CHILE (Chile)
-Hike and naming of the plaza Euskaldunberria kalea
-Gastronomic-cultural activity at the Euskal Etxea