Sojourner Truth Lecture: Rokhaya Diallo February 26, 2024

Our partners and us are delighted to present ROKHAYA DIALLO for the Sojourner Truth lecture's 2024 edition.

When: Monday February 26, at 11am

Where: In Merten Hall, Room 1201 on GMU'S Fairfax Campus, 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030 

ROKHAYA DIALLO is a French journalist, writer and award winning filmmaker, widely recognized for her work in favor of racial and equality. Her tireless activism has made her "one of France's most prominent anti-racism activist" according to the New York Times. 

Raised in the working class neighborhoods of Paris, she grew into a committed woman who with determination and conviction has made her mark on France and the rest of the world. Making the most of her natural curiosity and hands-on methods, she has hosted radio and television programs, directed films, authored several books and numerous articles and participates regularly in high-level conferences around the world. As a figure to be reckoned with in the public arena, Rokhaya is one of the rare women of her generation whose voice has become an integral part of the world of media.

More on her films, here.

Our BALDWIN100 hosts from the African and African American Studies Dept (AAAS) and Women and Gender Studies (WGST) showcase Diallo's work. In particular, French artists like Diallo are our way of celebrating facets of James Baldwin's French experience, and showcase the rich history of international artists who are in dynamic conversations across cultures and between nations.