Provocări şi proiecte în sfera culturii româno-americane (interviu cu Dr. Otilia Baraboi) /Tiberiu Dianu

Dr. Otilia Baraboi

Otilia Vieru Baraboi s-a născut în anul 1976 în oraşul Iaşi, România. Este absolventă a universităţilor din Iaşi, România (Facultatea de Litere, licenţă, 2000), Geneva, Elveţia (Facultatea de Litere, masterat, 2004) şi University of Washington din Seattle (masterat, 2003; doctorat, 2010).

Otilia Baraboi este specializată în literatura franceză din România, ideologie lingvistică, bilingualism şi studii ale diasporei. Este co-fondatoare şi directoare executivă a asociaţiei non-profit Societatea Culturală Americano-Română (American-Romanian Cultural Society/ARCS) (2013).

În prezent, Otilia Baraboi locuieşte şi lucrează ca lector asociat la University of Washington în oraşul Seattle din statul Washington.

Am întâlnit-o pe doamna Otilia Baraboi la 16 noiembrie 2018 la Ambasada României de la Washington, DC, în cadrul unei gale-simpozion pe probleme de politică, securitate, management și cultură, eveniment sponsorizat de organizaţia ALIANȚA (Alianța – Prietenii Alianței Româno-Americane). În cadrul evenimentului doamna Otilia Baraboi a avut amabilitatea să îmi acorde un scurt interviu.

1. Doamna doctor Otilia Baraboi, sunteţi preşedinta Asociaţiei Culturale Americano-Române (ARCS). Prezentaţi pe scurt pentru cititori cum a luat naştere această asociaţie şi ce obiective are.

Asociaţia noastră s-a înfiinţat în 2013 cu scopul de a promova cultura română, nu numai pentru comunitatea de români, ci şi pentru americanii care sunt interesaţi de România.

2. Cu ce provocări s-a confruntat şi se confruntă asociaţia în prezent şi cum încercaţi să le depăşiţi?

În primul rând, suntem o asociaţie bazată pe muncă voluntară. Este foarte greu să motivezi echipa să vină la evenimente, să fie prezentă la toate evenimentele noastre de-a lungul anului, pentru că avem evenimente în mai multe sectoare, facem evenimente în muzică, educaţie şi festivaluri de film, despre care aţi auzit probabil. În medie, avem nevoie de cel puţin douăzeci de voluntari. Şi aceşti oameni sunt ocupaţi, au familii, au profesiile lor. Este foarte greu să îi motivezi să vină în timpul liber să voluntarieze pentru ARCS. Dar cred că, pentru că misiunea noastră este coerenţa, este o misiune bine articulată şi rezonează în mod profund cu comunitatea de români şi de americani, de fapt, cred că acest lucru ne-a adus împreună şi ne va duce departe împreună şi în viitorii ani.

3. Ultima întrebare. Asociaţia a fost foarte activă în promovarea de filme româneşti în Statele Unite. Ce alte proiecte de viitor are asociaţia?

Asociaţia noastră îşi doreşte să adapteze programele educaţionale noilor tehnologii. Din acest motiv vom crea programe educaţionale care să integreze artele vizuale şi filmul, aşa cum a fost prima tabără de vară ARCS anul acesta la University of Washington, în colaborare cu Asociaţia Control N şi [având ca instructoare pe regizoarea] Iulia Rugină şi [actriţa] Ioana Flora. Ne dorim să creăm, la fel, o metodă de predare a limbii române pentru copiii de origine română, o metodă interactivă şi integrativă care să fie plasată pe proiecte, pe proiecte de film, pe proiecte audio pentru a crea o ancorare în interesele actuale ale generaţiei de români-americani.

4. Vă mulțumesc foarte mult.

Mulţumesc.

 

NOTĂ – Dreptul de reproducere a articolului, în variantele engleză şi română, aparţine autorului şi este folosit cu permisiunea acestuia.

Variante ale articolului au fost publicate în INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE şi MEDIUM.

 

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