Liberté d’expression, Free Speech, and “Cancel Culture”

APRIL 23-25, 2021

Three leading French cultural organizations based in New York – La Maison française of New York University, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) – are bringing together more than a dozen thinkers from the U.S. and France for a transatlantic festival investigating the state of liberté d’expression, or free speech, in the age of what has been called “cancel culture.”

Presented entirely online from April 23-25, the conference features three in-depth conversations, each one centering on a hot-button issue: religion, April 23 at 1 pm EST; sexuality, April 24 at 1 pm EST; and race, April 25 at 1 pm EST. Additionally, Tania de Montaigne’s performance of Noire, a theatrical adaptation of her eponymous book about the Civil Rights movement in the U.S., will be available to stream throughout the weekend. A live talk with Tania de Montaigne will take place on April 24 at 5 pm EST.

All programs are free to the public.