Alliance Francaise de Kansas City (1963-)
The Alliance Française de Kansas City (AFKC) was a not-for-profit organization for people interested in France and its language and culture. Founded in March 1963, the group was a chapter of the international Alliances Françaises. The AFKC hosted gatherings such as French language classes, cooking classes, film screenings, lectures, plays, international trips, and events for major French holidays, such as Mardi Gras, Bastille Day, and Noël. The group participated in the Ethnic Enrichment commission of Kansas City and hosted Le Tréteau de Paris, a French theater company, when it performed in Kansas City. The organization published two newsletters: Pot Pourri from 1963 to 1995 and Quoi de Neuf? from 1996 to 2000. The AFKC had a division for French students in middle and high school, the Jeune Alliance. Members could participate in an annual national essay contest for students in high school, undergraduate college, or an advanced Alliance Française class. Events took place in English and French, and publications were produced in one or both languages.