Let’s talk about women and race (in France)

Let’s talk about women and race (in France)

With activist and writer Rokhaya Diallo & author and journalist Lindsey Tramuta


Friday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Free Admission - In English
Online with Zoom Link

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Why is race such a complicated topic in France? How are women in particular affected? How does the myth of the Parisian woman — inevitably white, lithe, ever fashionable — differ from the diverse female faces shaping the French capital today? Where does this myth come from, anyway?

Rokhaya Diallo is a prominent French journalist, TV presenter, author, and antiracist activist who cofounded the non-governmental organization Les Indivisibles. Her books include "Racisme: mode d’emploi" (Ordinary Racism Shorts) and "Ne reste pas à ta place!" (Don’t try to fit in!). She’s at work on a documentary about la Parisienne.

Lindsey Tramuta is the American author of the forthcoming book "The New Parisienne: the Women & Ideas Shaping Paris". She also wrote the bestseller "The New Paris", and she’s a regular contributor to the New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler. She lives in Paris.

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This PAN U class is part of a series sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA, which promotes French language and culture through 100+ Alliance Française chapters across the U.S.