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Report from the Internacia Junulara Semajno

I enjoyed reading this report from the 2010 Internacia Junulara Semajno. Here's a quote:

Esperanto is surprisingly fun. If there is an Esperantist stereotype, it’s of a bunch of old guys sitting around debating grammar and discussing their stamp collections.So far this has been the opposite of my experience.

I’ve met Esperantists from the ages of 6 to 66 (the intergenerational aspect is another part of the culture that I love–you’re doing all these childish things, but you have perspective on them), and what do they all want to do? They want to play ridiculous games! They want to drink and dance! They want to debate contemporary politics! They want to make out with each other!

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I spent less than 200 Euros on a full week of vacation with food, lodging, and full days of exciting activities all provided for. I met people from half-a-dozen different countries. I got to geek out about history and nationalism, play fun games, boogie down to awesome live music and have all sorts of new cultural experiences.

Maybe you think I’m too far gone on the Esperanto idea to evaluate anything objectively anymore, but while I was at the conference I felt like I was really living the ideas behind Esperanto, like my interactions with people were equal and genuine because instead of meeting on my culture or their culture, we were meeting at a place where both of us were still learners (although I was usually more of a learner than they were).

by limako

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Mi volas iri....

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Mi volas iri....

August 21, 2010 by formiko, 6 years 51 weeks ago

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Landa Kongreso * 2017 June 30 - July 3 * Annual Congress

EO Esperanto: La Landa Kongreso 2017 okazos en Raleigh, Nord-Karolino, Usono, 2017 ekde la 30-a de junio ĝis la 3-a de julio, 2017.
Retpaĝaro: https://landakongreso.org
Por aliĝi, vidu: Aliĝilo

EN English: The Annual US Esperanto Congress 2017 will be in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Jun 30 - July 3, 2017.
Website: https://landakongreso.org
To sign up, see: Registration

NASK * 2017 jul 4 - 13 * Summer Courses

EO Esperanto: La bonega kursaro NASK - Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro okazos de la 4-a de Julio ĝis la 7-a de Julio ĉe Raleigh, Norda Karolino, ĉe la Universitato William Peace. Por vidi pli da detaloj aŭ aliĝi, klaketu ligilon NASK.

EN English: The excellent North American Esperanto Summer Courses (NASK), will be happening from July 4 to 13th, at William Peace University, in Raleigh, North Carolina. To see more details or sign up, click on NASK.

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