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May ’68: The Occupy Movement That Paralyzed France

It was 50 years ago that massive student and worker protests brought France to a standstill. The events of May 1968 and their cultural, political and social consequences remain major and controversial topics in France.

In partnership with Northeastern University and Harvard University, the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge, MA presents “May ‘68 Revisited: The Occupy Movement that Paralyzed France.” This months-long series of exhibitions, discussions, debates, film screenings, readings and other activities presents the viewpoints of authors, photographers, journalists, artists, academics, politicians and others to help you discover, appreciate and understand the impact of the May ’68 uprisings.


February 1: Opening Reception
February 2-28: “When Paris Exploded,” exhibition of photos by Marc Riboud
April 3-May 1: “The Art of Revolution,” protest posters from May ’68

Check back for updates to the event schedule.