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Basque Educational Organization (BEO) San Francisco California United States (USA)

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Street
P.O. Box 31861
Town
San Francisco
Town code
94131-0861
State/Province
California
Country
United States (USA)
Email
info@BasqueEd.org
Web
http://www.basqueed.org
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The Basque Educational Organization (BEO) was created in San Francisco in 1984. It is an open organization that wishes to make everyone feel welcome to be a member. Its objective is to make Basques and non-Basques, in the US, not only aware of but educated as well about Basque and Basque-American culture. Since its creation it has been working on performances and activities with different cultural aspects. Among others, it has produced the videos "Land of the Basque", "Basque Sheepherder", "The Basque Sheepherders in the West" (and a book by the same name), programs and conferences in schools and universities, Basque clubs... It has also organized Basque lessons in San Francisco and it has participated in the Pastorala (Basque popular theater) of California... On October 14, 2000, BEO organized Artzain Eguna (Sheepherder's Day) in San Francisco, where 800 people attended presentations given by William Douglass, Joxe Mallea-Olaetxe and Nancy Zubiri among others. Every year, BEO organizes different activities regarding Basque culture, mainly in San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area.
Basque Educational Organization's (BEO) meeting at San Francisco's Basque Cultural Center (photo EuskalKultura.com)

Basque Educational Organization's (BEO) meeting at San Francisco's Basque Cultural Center (photo EuskalKultura.com)