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Live Ideas 2021: Qudus Onikeku, QDance Co. Online Panel, Screening & Conversation

Celebrate Black History Month

Ta-Nehisi Coates at Albertine Books for Festival Albertine 2016

Black History Month honors achievements in African American history and celebrates the variety of Black voices that enrich our greater intellectual and artistic dialogue.

From literary conversations on race and identity to creative projects forging new forms of art and expression, this selection of programming offers a unique opportunity to explore an array of cultural content. Here is a roundup of upcoming events and past programming that put Black voices in the spotlight. 

Noires Amériques

January 26 - February 23, 2021

Writer and publisher Rodney Saint-Eloi joins five guest authors from across the Americas for a series of exciting literary conversations. Tune in throughout the month of February as participants discuss issues of racism and living together through the lens of their diverse works and experiences.

Read more here

The Challenges of Preserving the Memory of Slavery: A Look at Guadeloupe

February 9, 2021

The Alliance Française of New Orleans hosts a thought-provoking conversation with Laurella Rinçon, General Director of MACTe - Guadeloupe. Tune in as Rinçon explores the challenges of preserving the memory of slavery and pays homage to the history of the enslaved as part of Black History Month in the United States. In French.

Watch the discussion in the video above and read more here

Black [Space] Residency x Villa San Francisco

February 1 - March 31, 2021

Throughout February and March, Villa San Francisco will host Black [Space] Residency creatives Ashara Ekundayo and Angela Wellman for a cross-residency program.

The Black [Space] Residency, launched in December 2020, is a physical container for imagination, inquiry, activity, and rest for Black creatives. Ashara Ekundayo will present her latest projects, including BLATANT, a multidisciplinary monthly forum and corresponding magazine focused on art, joy, and rage. Angela Wellman will conduct research on African American musicians in Paris, particularly looking at the influences of Jazz & Hip Hop in France.

Read more here

The Thing About France: Thomas Chatterton Williams

Image result for thomas chatterton williams thing about franceExpat writer, cultural critic, and Paris resident Thomas Chatterton Williams joins TTAF's guest host Liesl Schillinger for a unique conversation on race and identity. In the second episode of season 3, Williams delves into a myriad of topics, from his new book Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race to the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests to his essays on the pandemic, philosophy, and identity. 

Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifySoundCloud, and at thethingaboutfrance.com. Read more here. 

Festival Albertine 2016

Our 2016 edition of Festival Albertine, curated by American author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, united a brilliant roster of artists and thinkers to explore the changing nature of identity and race and how the arts interrogate our national, social, and cultural labels today in France and the US.

Rewatch all of these thought-provoking conversations on our Livestream channel.

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