With Assa Traoré, head of the Truth for Adama committee. Moderated by Ashley Berry (French Studies, NYU) and Chayma Drira (French and French Studies, NYU). Assa Traoré is an educator and social justice activist, co-founder and head of the truth for Adama committee, and the author of Lettre à Adama (Seuil, 2017). Since the death of her brother, Adama Traoré, on July 19, 2016, she has been fighting to establish the truth about the circumstances of his death at the hands of the French gendarmes, who arrested in Beaumont-sur-Oise. In the wake of George Floyd’s killing in the U.S. and the largeBlack Lives Matter demonstrations across the U.S., the Truth for Adama committee organized the massive June 2nd Paris demonstration calling for Justice for Adama, justice for George Floyd, and justice for all.
This event will be in French and English, with consecutive translation.