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Cause of Death: COVID-19, Police Violence, or Racism?: A Conversation about Racial Inequalities in France and the United States with Dr. Jean Beaman and Inès Seddiki

June 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This virtual event is organized by the American Library in Paris. For the most updated information and to RSVP, visit their event page.

For this evening of conversation, Inès will interview Jean about her research, including her book, Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France. Jean will then pose some questions to Inès about her organization, GHETT’UP. Finally, the two will discuss racism in France more broadly regarding COVID-19 and police violence. They will also offer their thoughts and perspectives on the recent protests in France for Adama Traoré and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

There will be limited time for questions after the conversation.

Jean Beaman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was previously on the faculty at Purdue University and has held visiting fellowships at Duke University and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Her research is ethnographic in nature and focuses on race/ethnicity, racism, international migration, and state-sponsored violence in both France and the United States. She is an Editor of H-Net Black Europe, an Associate Editor of the journal, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, and Corresponding Editor for the journal Metropolitics/Metropolitiques. She earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Inès Seddiki is a French-Moroccan activist and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professional living in the banlieues of Paris. Inès graduated with a masters degree in corporate social responsibility from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pierre Mendès-France University. In 2016, she founded GHETT’UP, an organization dealing with youth empowerment and leadership in the underprivileged areas of Paris, the banlieues. 5000+ youth have been impacted by the organization’s programs.


June 24, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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