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“Justice in Service of Equality,” a Conference by Christiane Taubira

Please join us at the University of Chicago for a lecture and conversation with former Justice Minister of France Christiane Taubira, who was elected four times to the National Assembly of France (representing French Guiana), where she was the driving force behind the 2001 law that recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as a crime against humanity. In 2012, she was appointed Justice Minister of France. In that capacity, she oversaw fundamental penal reforms that prevent recidivism and promote rehabilitation, and introduced a law that both legalized same-sex marriage in France, and allows same-sex couples to adopt children. Her political engagement embodies an outstanding commitment and dedication to human rights, dignity and equal rights for all of us.

This talk will also be broadcast live in 10 cities across the Midwest:
– Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
– University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
– Alliance Française de Minneapolis, MN
– Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
– Centre Francophone at Webster University, Saint Louis, MO
– Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
– Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
– Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
– Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
– Alliance Française de Cincinnati, OH