CANCELED: History of Immigration in France: Research, Politics, and Activism

CANCELED: History of Immigration in France: Research, Politics, and Activism

Photograph: Compilation of "Migrance" journal covers

Talk by Driss El Yazami, President of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad and of Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Defenders of Human Rights

Thursday, November 17, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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Based on his personal experience as an expert of French immigration, Mr. El Yazami will discuss the intersections between historical research, political debate, and social activism around immigration in France

This event has been canceled.

 

The UCLA Moroccan Jewish Studies Program, in co-sponsorship with UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies (CERS), UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES), UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration (CSIM), and UCLA Anthropology, invites you to a talk by Driss El Yazami, President of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad and of Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Defenders of Human Rights (FEMDH). The event will take place in-person at Haines Hall, Room 352 (Discourse Lab) on Thursday, November 17 between 2-4pm (Pacific Time).

Abstract

In Today’s Europe, France is the only country that boasts a national museum of the history of immigration. Inaugurated in 2007, the museum is located in a building constructed for Paris 1931 Colonial Exposition. Based on his personal experience as an expert of French immigration, Mr. El Yazami will discuss the intersections between historical research, political debate, and social activism during the years leading to the opening of the museum of immigration in France.

Speaker

Born in Fez, Morocco, Driss El Yazami is presently President of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad and of Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Defenders of Human Rights (FEMDH). In France, he was Delegate General “Génériques,” a French organization with a focus on the history of foreigners and immigration, chief editor of the “Migrance” journal and co-writer of the report on the creation of a museum of the history of immigration in France, for the Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. The former vice-president of the French League of Human Rights (LDH) and former member of the Executive Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean network for Human Rights, El Yazami was Secretary General of the International Federation of Leagues for Human Rights and a member of the Board and Steering committee of the “Cité Nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration en France.”

Venue

Department of Anthropology
Haines Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 352
Discourse Lab


Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Study of International Migration, Anthropology, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Moroccan Jewish Studies Program