- In a series of tweets on Sunday, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo condemned a black feminist festival planned for July. The three-day festival, she said, is discriminatory because it is “forbidden to white people,” the Associated Press reported.
- The Nyansapo Festival, slated for July 28 to 30, aims to “put the accent on how our resistance as an Afro-feminist movement is organized. The festival is organized into distinct spaces: 80% of the venue is reserved for black women only, another section is open to black people of any gender and the third section is open to all. "We aim to build long-term strategies and solidarities, and that is why it is important to meet, to share so we can keep fighting,” its website states.
- Several anti-racism groups denounced the festival for being discriminatory. The International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism went so far as to say “Rosa Parks would be turning in her grave,” according to the BBC.
- On Monday morning, Hidalgo tweeted that she had reached a “clear solution” with the organizers. Read More (5/29/17 11:53 AM)
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