- 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. Read more (5/30/17)