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La Nuit des Idées – Black Lives Matter
May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
LA NUIT DES IDÉES
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
BLACK LIVES MATTER IN MINNEAPOLIS
In this period of intense geopolitical upheaval in Europe and around the world, La Nuit des Idées, or the Night of Ideas, will invite researchers, writers, artists and community leaders to question the theme Where Are We Going?
Coordinated by the Institut Français, Night of Ideas is being presented in 100 countries worldwide, including the United States. The event was first introduced to the US in 2015 by the French Embassy, and has now become a nationwide phenomenon, drawing tens of thousands of people to events across the country.
The murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man who was killed during his arrest by a white police officer on May 25, 2020, caused the emotion and anger of millions of people in Minneapolis, across the United States, and around the world. His death has become a rallying cry against police brutality and a catalyst for the Black Lives Matter movement. While reinventing its forms of action, its activists continue the long history of the struggle for racial equality. Where are we going? What is the future of this movement which has become one of the most influential in the defense of civil rights? The Alliance Française of Minneapolis invites several speakers to consider the subject.
DEBRA L. HURSTON
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