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Here at WICE, the team is working to try and move as many of our courses as possible online to try and provide continuity to our members here in Paris during the current lock-down period. We are also planning to run a number of online Apero's and short talks to provide our members with community and interesting conversation during the coming weeks.

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Upcoming Events

    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Hybrid (Remote online or WICE office: 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris, France)

    Mention Ethiopia and most people exclaim: “Why would anyone want to go to there?!”

    Images of the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia still loom large. Well, that war is over and Ethiopia offers perhaps the richest cultural experience in all of Africa and combines it with some of the world’s most dramatic scenery and dazzling diversity of wildlife. It is a Christian country surrounded by Muslim ones, once ruled by the Queen of Sheba, who was seduced by King Solomon 3000 years ago and produced a son who started a dynasty said to have continued unbroken until Haile Selassie.

    We will review the history Ethiopia and look at photographs of some of its treasures, including astounding subterranean Christian churches carved into rock. The highest country in Africa, Ethiopia has twenty peaks over 13,000 feet and is split into two by the Great Rift Valley. We’ll look at photographs of the dramatic Simien Mountains in the north and the Bale Mountains in the south, including some wildlife there. Finally, we’ll take a spin through the tribal south. The Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia has a multitude of ethnic groups living outside the modern world. We’ll look at photographs some of these ethnic groups, like the Mursi people with their large lip plates, as well as colorful markets and ancient tribal ceremonies.

    About the Presenters: Among other things, presenters Lynn and Russell Kelley are intrepid travellers who designed their own trip through Ethiopia and will share this adventure with WICE. During confinement Russell entertained WICE members and friends with the 7-part Making of Paris, and will be back in January with a series on the most prestigious chateaux of France.

    Photo Credit: Lynn Kelley

    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Remote Meeting via Zoom

    "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."  Chief Joseph.  

    After a 1,100-mile (1770 kilometers) journey and only forty miles (60 kilometers) from the Canadian border,  the Nez Perce laid down arms following a five-day battle. Join us for an interactive discussion led by National Park Service ranger, Casey Overturf, for a captivating chapter of American history and the story of the Nez Perce. Learn about the relationships and events that led up to the confrontation between the American government forces and the Nez Perce at the Bear Paw Battlefield in Montana on October 5, 1877.

    About the Presenter: Casey Overturf, has been a National Park Service interpretive ranger since 2009.  He is currently the lead ranger at Bear Paw National Battlefield in Montana, USA.  He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Natural Resources after spending five years in the US Marines.  He is a talented storyteller with in-depth knowledge of the Nez Perce culture and history.  

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Nov 17, 2020 05:00 PM Paris
    Register in advance for this meeting:

    Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Past Online Events

17 Sep 2020 ES171 WICE Virtual Open House 2020
12 Jul 2020 PWL121 Paris Writers Workshop Panel Discussion 3: Writing in the Time of Corona
11 Jul 2020 PWL056 Paris Writers Workshop Panel Discussion 1: Women Write/Women’s Rights
11 Jul 2020 PWL057 Paris Writers Workshop Panel Discussion 2: Cross-Culture or Cultural Appropriation
08 Jul 2020 WICE Talk - Transforming Racism (2 part series)
02 Jul 2020 WICE Talk - How We Improve Policing
24 Jun 2020 Online Pilates classes - Session 3
17 Jun 2020 Online Pilates classes - Session 2
16 Jun 2020 WICE Talks - Poetry and Artists in New York in the Time of Corona
11 Jun 2020 WICE Talks - The Enneagram: Understanding Personality Types
10 Jun 2020 Online Pilates classes - Session 1
06 Jun 2020 Lockdown Talks - Planning for College and Universities during COVID-19
03 Jun 2020 WICE Special Film Screening - In The Name Of Your Daughter, and a Q&A with director Giselle Portenier.
28 May 2020 WICE Talks - Writing On Hold, and Off - Jennifer K Dick
20 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 7
19 May 2020 LockDown Talk - Mundey Young Expat and Life Coach: Creating a Vision in Times of Uncertainty
18 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - The Origins of Chocolate!
14 May 2020 VA141 Creativity Through Movement with Hiie Saumaa
13 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 6
12 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - Cyber-Confinement: Cyberbullying, Cybercrime and other Challenges
10 May 2020 WICE Special Event: Harp Concert and Sing Along with Lauren Woidela
06 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 5
04 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - KABUL TO PARIS: A REFUGEE’S NIGHTMARE
01 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - Vive la Différence, cultural differences between France and the US with Veronique Savoye
30 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - Three Years On Sailboat: A Joyous Confinement
29 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 4
27 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - What is Hypnosis?
24 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - Lifestyles to a Better Brain: Reducing the Risk of Dementia
22 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 3
18 Apr 2020 R1301 Pairing Champagne and Food – Webinar (New Date)
17 Apr 2020 WICE Online Apéro
17 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - Paris and France Real Estate Market in the time of Covid-19 with Adrian Leeds
16 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - How to Live in Harmony during Lockdown
15 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 2
10 Apr 2020 WICE Online Apéro
09 Apr 2020 LockDown Talks - A Reading and Q&A with Author and WICE alum, Jane de Moret Foster
08 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF “THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART I”
06 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talk - Life in India - Margot Borden
03 Apr 2020 WICE Online Apéro
02 Apr 2020 LockDown Short Talk - How to Protect Yourself Online, During the Coronavirus Pandemic
31 Mar 2020 LockDown Short Talk - Going to Bat for Rural Burkina Faso
26 Mar 2020 LockDown Short Talk - Combatting our Ageing Skin: What can be done?
20 Mar 2020 WICE Online Apéro
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