Rendez-Vous de l'Alliance with Warren Perrin
Date: 02 May 2023, 6:30pm - 8:00pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Acadie : Then and Now
For our May Rendez-vous de l’Alliance, we’re welcoming author,
attorney, and scholar, Warren Perrin.
This event is completely free, open to the public, and will be in English
Attorney Warren Perrin, founder of the Acadian Museum, is a skills professor at Loyola Law School. For 16 years he was President of CODOFIL and filed a petition for an apology from Queen Elizabeth for the Acadian Deportation resulting in the Royal Proclamation. Perrin was awarded the French National Order of Merit and an honorary doctor of laws degree. He is the author of ten books and represented the US at Francophone Summits in Romania, Moncton, Quebec, Vietnam and Switzerland. He was inducted into the LA Justice Hall of Fame, a lecturer at Yale University, the recipient of the UL’s Outstanding Alumni Award, awarded the Lifetime Contribution to the Humanities and appointed to the Diocese of Lafayette Historical Commission which prepared a report for the Vatican for the canonization of the “Cajun Saint” Charlene Richard.
Co-author, Acadie Then and Now: A
People’s History (French
and English editions) winner,
Le Prix France-Acadie
Co-author, Seeking an Acadian Nation: the 1930 Diary of an Evangeline Girl https://www.acadianmuseum.com/boutique.html
Chairman, the Acadian Museum of Louisiana https://www.acadianmuseum.com
President of CODOFIL, 1994-2010.
About the presentation:
During the evening, Attorney Perrin will offer insight into the making and importance of his co-authored book, "Acadie: Then and Now." In 1605, French colonists settled Acadie (today Nova Scotia, Canada) and for the next 150 years developed a strong and unique Acadian culture. In 1755, the British conducted forced deportations of the Acadians, rendering thousands homeless, and for the next 60 years these exiles migrated to seaports along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, eventually settling in new lands. This tragic upheaval did not succeed in extinguishing the Acadians, but instead planted the seeds of many new Acadies, where today their fascinating culture still thrives.
This book is a collection of 65 articles by 55 authors on the Acadians and Cajuns living today in the American states of Louisiana, Texas, and Maine; in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec; and in the French regions of Nantes, Poitou, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, and St-Pierre et Miquelon. The collection provides the readers with new insights on the past, present, and future of the Acadian descendants from all the Acadies of the world.
The book was directed by Warren Perrin, lawyer, Acadian and environmental activist, and author; Mary Broussard Perrin, artist and author; and Phil Comeau, filmmaker and author, during several years of preparation.
All profits from the book will be donated to 22 Acadian museums which are located in three countries. Prior to his death, Cajun artist George Rodrigue gave his permission to use his painting for use on the books’ cover.