ANNUAL FALL DINNER: “Who is Charlie? Charlie Hebdo, Race, and Politics in France."

Join us for dinner as we listen to Harvard Professor Rachel Gillett give a talk entitled, “Who is Charlie? Charlie Hebdo, Race, and Politics in France."

Who is Charlie? "I am Charlie" chanted men and women across France in response to the 2015 terrorist attack on the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Whoever he or she is "Charlie" has a deep and chequered history. Charlie, an amalgam of the oppressed, the beleaguered, the astringent and satirical, taking jabs at inequities, absurdities and contradictions in French society. A hero for the freedom of speech or an offensive tone-deaf publication? This talk examines the French back story on race and immigration – a story deeply intertwined with empire, anti-semitism, and the clash between the rich promises of an enlightened republic, and the day to day messiness of everyday life in a nation grappling with immigration and inclusion.


Presenter: Rachel Gillett, Lecturer and Assistant Director of Studies, History and Literature
Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Time:  Cocktails 6:30, Dinner at 7:00pm
Place: Enoterra, 4484 RTE. 27, Kingston, NJ 08528
Organizer:  Michael Soto
Cost: $59  (Includes 3 Course Meal, served family style)




The deadline to register is November 13th, 2015!