Each February, Black History Month recognizes the accomplishments, contributions, and legacy of African Americans in U.S. history and society, from activists and civil rights pioneers to leaders in business, politics, academia, culture, and more. The Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta regularly engages in the Black History Month celebrations to honor the importance of African Americans in shaping the American nation.
This year, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta, in collaboration with the French and German programs of the Georgia Tech School of Modern Languages, is showing the Swiss documentary Je suis Noires (Becoming a Black Woman) by Rachel M'Bon and Juliana Fanjul. The movie explores the experiences and challenges faced by Black women in Switzerland shedding light on issues of identity, racism, and the quest for belonging in a predominantly white society. The movie will be screened in its original languages (mainly French and some German) with English subtitles.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion to place the story in a broader and local context. Our distinguished panelists are:
- Tiffany Williams Roberts, public policy unit director, Southern Center for Human Rights
- Ida Yoshinaga, assistant professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
The panel is moderated by Christophe Ippolito, professor of French at Georgia Tech.
Doors open at 3 p.m. and the screening starts at 3:30 p.m., followed by the panel discussion from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Drinks and some Swiss chocolate will be served.
Please RSVP via Eventbrite.
Please use the visitor parking "Visitor Area 1" at North Avenue.