Rokhaya Diallo at Boston University and MIT (April 5-6, 2023)

Join us at the Howard Thurman Center at Boston University on Wednesday, April 5, from 6 to 7 PM, for a conversation with French activist Rokhaya Diallo, and MIT Building 4 on Thursday, April 6, from 5 to 6 PM, for a screening of Diallo’s film “La Parisienne Démystifiée.”

BU Romance Studies & Howard Thurman Center
Conversation with Faculty & Students
HTC 808 Comm Ave
WED April 5 @6-7pm
(followed by reception)

Rokhaya Diallo | Filmmaker, writer and activist
Joel Christian Gill | Cartoonist, author, BU Faculty, Chair of Visual Narrative, College of Fine Arts
Odile Cazenave | BU Faculty, French Studies, African Studies, Pardee Global Studies

Students will be invited to join Ms. Diallo on stage, including Amber Jogie, BU Graduate Research assistant at BU’s School of Theology and Res Life staff. Amber will be signing 100 free copies of her book “My favorite Color: A book for black girls in white spaces”.

Sponsors: Boston University Department of Romance Studies, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, African American & Black Diaspora Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Upper Bay Residence Hall Council, Center for the Study of Europe

MIT Global France Seminar & History
Screening & Conversation
Building 4 – Room 163
THU April 6 @5-6:30pm

Rokhaya Diallo | Filmmaker, writer and activist
Louis Massiah | Filmmaker and MLK Scholar
Catherine Clark | Faculty MIT, History & French Studies
Jennifer Cazenave | Faculty BU, French, DUS Cinema & Media Studies

The rest of the world imagines the typical Parisian woman as white, slim, and elegant, a bike-riding cigarette smioker dressed in stripes. Yet paris is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Rokhaya Diallo dismantles the cliché by introducing us to today’s Parisian women in all their diversity.

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