“Who is Charlie?”

Photo courtesy of Alliance Francaise Mpls/St Paul.

Photo courtesy of Alliance Francaise Mpls/St Paul.

Join the RCTC French Club on Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. for a prerecorded webcast with surviving journalist Zineb El Rhazoui as she discusses the context surrounding Charlie Hebdo, the French culture of satire and secularism, and freedom of expression in our contemporary society.

Her visit to Chicago will be the first time a Charlie Hebdo journalist speaks in the US since the attack. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions in an extended Q&A.

On January 7, 2015, the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo became the center of global attention when two gunmen opened fire on its Paris office, murdering 12 journalists and staff. The attackers claimed to be avenging the prophet Muhammad for the irreverent cartoons Charlie Hebdo had published of him.

This event is presented as part of the Marianne Midwest Speaker Series which provides a forum for distinguished speakers from France to engage live audiences in Chicago and remote audiences across the Midwest via participatory webcasts.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. in CF202, and the video starts at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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