Thursday, February 16, 2012

Homage to Angela Davis

Angela Davis
March 28, 2006
Photo by Nick Wiebe

CAPDIV (Cercle d’Action pour la Promotion de la Diversité), a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of diversity in France, is organizing a tribute to Angela Davis for Black History Month 2012. L’Université des Mondes Noirs (the University of Black Worlds), l’ACSE (Agence National pour la Cohesion Social et l’Egalité des Chances [National Agency for Social Cohesion and Equal Opportunity]), the mayor’s office of the City of Paris, and CRAN (Conseil Représentatif des Associations Noires [Representative Council of Black Associations]) are partners in the affair.

The theme of the event is “Black Women and Feminism.” The flier that promotes the tribute indicates that:

For Angela Davis, black feminism considers sexism and racism to be always intertwined. The liberation of black women will liberate everyone, given that it will mean the end of exploitation of the races, sexes, and social classes. Angela Davis wrote a book about women blues singers of the 1920s [Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, Vintage (1999)] who contributed to the creation of working class feminism.

The homage will take place on February 25, 2012, from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM, including a cocktail at the conclusion of the event. The program consists of a half-hour jazz recital by songstress Laetitia NDiaye, the projection of a film entitled Angela Davis, Une Légende Vivante (Angela Davis, A Living Legend), and a debate on the question of black feminism. The panel for the debate includes Mme Maboula Soumahoro, specialist in African-American studies; M. Louis-Georges Tin, president of CRAN; and M. Paul Heutching, journalist.

Reservations are required. To reserve, contact CAPDIV by e-mail at

Les Femmes Noires et le Féminisme
Hommage à Angela Yvonne Davis
Black History Month 2012
Maison des Mines
270, rue Saint Jacques
75005 Paris
RER: Luxembourg (Line B)


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