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Marianne Midwest Series

October 10, 2016 | 1 hour 35 mins | University of Chicago 


During this public lecture, Christiane Taubira, the former Minister of Justice in France, covers topics as diverse as same-sex marriage, slavery as a crime against humanity, and incarceration rates of youth of color.

Ms. Taubira was the driving force behind a 2001 law that recognized the Atlantic Slave Trade and slavery as a crime against humanity. As Minister of Justice, Taubira formally introduced and championed Law 2013-404, which legalized same-sex marriage in France. She has a long and rich history as a key political actor in regional, national, and European politics. Though she founded a radical left party, called Walwari, Ms. Taubira has worked effectively with politicians across the spectrum to accomplish her goals.

Sponsored by the Global Voices Lecture Series, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, The University of Chicago Institute of Politics, the University of Chicago French Club, Franke Institute for the Humanities and part of Marianne Midwest Series organized by the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in ChicagoAlliance Française in Chicago, and France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago.

BROADCASTED LIVE IN 11 MIDWEST CITIES: Alliance Française of Chicago, Northwestern University Evanston, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Alliance Française of Minneapolis, Truman State University Kirksville, Centre Francophone of Webster University St. Louis, Grand Valley State Allendale, Wayne State University - Alliance Française Detroit, Indiana University Bloomington, Ohio State University Columbus, and Alliance Française of Cincinnati