Black History Month Discussion: "Is America Now a Refuge for French Blacks?"


France has long been a welcoming haven for African-American artists, from Henry Osawa Tanner to Dexter Gordon. Is the United States now a refuge for France's blacks, playing a similar role in reverse? As the presence of Africans and Afro-Caribbeans has grown in France in recent decades, tensions have risen between the descendants of immigrants and the native population. The visibility of blacks in professional and public positions is limited. Socio-economic inequality and problems with police are very similar to those in the United States. Increasingly, French blacks have turned to the U.S. for inspiration and opportunity. Intellectuals have found teaching opportunities in the U.S. Activists have sought inspiration in the political strategies of African-Americans. 
This panel will discuss the peculiar status of blacks  in France, their perception of African-American progress and the challenges of developing a successful strategy for full equality in France.
We are asking for an optional donation of 5€ to help us cover the costs of the event.
Line 4 - St-Germain-des-Prés
Line 12 - Solférino
February 28, 2019 at 7pm - 9pm
Home of Connie Borde
240 Bd St-Germain
Paris, IDF 75007
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€5.00 EUR
Tina Bui Gwen Sampe Monifa Pendelton Zachary Miller Marjorie Bernstein Lisa Ramos Katherine Converse Deborah Jenner Amy Hong richard allen Katherine Hyman Laurence Flannery Barbara Allemand cynthia savage Jacob Simpson Elizabeth Renton Lois Grjebine Sheila Coren-Tissot Sheila Malovany-Chevallier Arnie Egel Camille Rich Eliot Goldman Bernarda Septier Diana Scogna Josephine Lowrey Jake Lamar Veronica Pollard Nawo Crawford Jayne De Sesa

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