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  1. Celebrate IDAHO: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. While there will be events all around the globe, check out the schedule for a day of conferences here in Paris:

    9h45 : Accueil des participants, par Louis-Georges Tin, président du Comité IDAHO
    Ouverture : Nicole Guedj (ancien ministre, présidente de la fondation Casques rouges)

    Table ronde 1 : 10h-12h.
    Modérateur : Louis-Georges Tin

    -Richard Prasquier, président du CRIF
    -Olivier Abel, philosophe, professeur à la faculté de théologie protestante de Paris
    -Tarek Oubrou, imam de Bordeaux, théologien
    -Marina Zuccon, membre du comité de pilotage IDAHO religion

    Table ronde 2 (14h-15h30)
    Modérateur : Olivier Pradel

    -Marie-Laure Dénès, représentante de la Conférence des évêques de France, secrétaire générale de Justice et Paix-France
    -Jean-Pierre Rive, représentant de la Fédération protestante de France, président de la commission Eglise et société
    -Dalil Boubakeur, recteur de la mosquée de Paris, ancien président du Conseil Français du Culte Musulman
    -Michaël Azoulay, rabbin de Neuilly, représentant du grand rabbin de France
    -Federico Procopio, administrateur de l’Union Bouddhiste de France, abbé général de la Lignée zen Kwan Um

    Table ronde 3 (15h45-18h)
    Modératrice : Christine Le Doaré

    -Patrick Sanguinetti, président de David et Jonathan (mouvement homosexuel chrétien)
    -Jean-Michel Dunand, prieur de la Communion de Béthanie
    -Franck Giaoui, président du Beit Haverim (groupe juif gay et lesbien de France)
    -Ludovic Lofti Mohamed Zahed, président de HM2F (Homosexuels musulmans de France)
    -Arielle Schwab, présidente de l’UEJF (Union des étudiants Juifs de France)
    -Mouloud Aounit, président du MRAP (Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples)
    -Jean-Pierre Dubois, président de la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme

    Colloque organisé par le Beih Haverim (groupe juif gay et lesbien de France), David et Jonathan (mouvement homosexuel chrétien), le Comité IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), la Communion de Béthanie, HM2F (Homosexuels Musulmans de France), la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme, Rendez-vous Chrétien.

  2. Festival Culturel du Tibet : Tibet Culture Festival

    The 2nd annual Tibet Culture Festival, organized by the Tibetan Community of France (CTF), will be held on May 15-16 at the pagoda within the picturesque Bois de Vincennes. Exhibitions, conferences, traditional song and dance, food and shopping will all be on hand for visitors. A great way to spend a spring afternoon!

    What: Tibet Culture Festival

    When: May 15-16, 2010

    Where: Pagoda at the Bois de Vincennes, 40 route de Ceinture-du-Lac-Daumesnil, 75012 Paris: Metro Porte Doree

    Entrance fee: 2 euros

    For more information, visit


    This first-ever film festival on Tibetan culture, sponsored by Students for a Free Tibet, is showing this Friday and Saturday in Paris. Film screenings are free and debates follow several of the showings. Don’t miss the traditional dance performance and Tibetan cuisine.

    Friday, March 19:

    7 p.m. Festival opening
    7:30 p.m. What Remains of Us and Seeds
    8:30 p.m. Sur les pas des pèlerins tibétains suivi d’un échange avec les réalisateurs (discussion with directors to follow)

    Saturday, March 20:

    Main hall–
    1 p.m. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
    2:45 p.m. Undercover in Tibet
    4:15 p.m. Leaving Fear Behind
    7:15 p.m. Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
    8:30 p.m. Journey into Tibet

    Small hall–
    1:15 p.m. Richard Gere is my Hero
    3:00 p.m. Prayer answered
    3:30 p.m. Dreaming of Tibet
    7 p.m. The Shadow Circus: CIA in Tibet
    8 p.m. The Unwinking Gaze

    5 p.m. Conference/debate with directors Bernard Debord, Tash Despa and Dasel

    6:30 p.m. Dance performance and Tibetan singing

    – All films are free entry
    – Films are in their original version, mostly subtitled in English
    – Tibetan food will be on hand

    WHAT: 1st Tibetan Film Festival of Paris

    WHEN: Friday, March 19 – Saturday March 20

    WHERE: Cinéma La Clef, 21 rue de la clef, 75005 Paris. Metro line 7 Censier – Daubenton

  4. A direct message from the Nation Union of Journalists in Paris:


    From March 9-16, Alliance Ciné, the organization responsible for the creation of the Human Rights Film Network, will be hosting the annual International Human Rights Film Festival right here in Paris at the cozy and quaint Cinema Le Nouveau Latina.

    Daring, thought-provoking films from across the world will be screened everyday, targeting diverse, overlooked topics such as bride
    kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan or offering an original and personal angle on the usual suspects of human rights abuses such as Coca Cola.

    The Festival offers these often novice directors a much needed platform to showcase their work and promote their cause. This year there will be a
    particular focus on the environmental and social responsibility of corporations and multinationals.

    Many of the screenings will be followed by a Q and A with the directors and, a first for the Festival, two master classes will be held with directors Jean-Louis Saporito and Petr Lom.

    For more details:

  5. The 51st Tibetan Uprising Day

    Come support the Tibetan community of Paris as they march towards the Chinese embassy in a symbolic gesture to pay tribute to March 10, 1959, when Tibetans in Lhasa rose up against Chinese occupation. Tibet is still under Chinese rule and thousands have since fled the country in order to live in peace.

    As part of the Uprising Day events, local French government officials will make an appearance, and a film will be shown in the evening with a discussion to follow. Come one, come all.


    What: Peaceful protest and march for Tibetan Uprising Day

    Where: Metro Trocadero, in Paris. The march will continue towards metro George V (the Chinese Embassy).

    When: March 10, 2010 at 3 p.m.


    What: Showing of the film, “Tibet, Le Mensonge Chinois?” by Bernard Debord

    Where: Mairie in 11th arrondissement, Salle des mariages, 12 place Leon Blum

    When: March 10, 2010 at 7:45 p.m. Debate to follow at 9 p.m.

  6. Giving Immigrants in France a Voice

    Next Sunday at 2:30, protesters plan to line up in front of the Ministry of Immigration to fight against the French government’s current limited and often harsh view of immigrants in this country. The UCIJ (Uni Contre une Immigration Jetable) is calling on the government to put a stop to the following situations, due to immigrant status:

    – Babies stuck in retention centers
    – Families and couples separated
    – High school and university students forced to quit their studies
    – The sick being withheld medical care
    – Workers who pay taxes but receive no social aid
    – Those working and living in continually precarious situations

    Come show your support for immigrants in this country and fight for the rights they deserve. France signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and should be help accountable for their attitude that immigrants are disposable!

    Where: Place Edmond Rostand at the Ministry of Immigration, metro Luxembourg, Paris

    When: Sunday, November 29 at 2:30

  7. Paris’s Tibetans to Protest Chinese Executions

    Come show your support for the Tibetan community in Paris by protesting tomorrow in front of the Chinese embassy from 4-6 p.m. The protests are in direct response to the recent execution of two Tibetans who participated in the violent protests in Tibet last year against Chinese oppression. Bring candles for the silent vigil at sundown.

    Where: Chinese Embassy of Paris, 11, av. George V, 75008 Paris

    When: Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 4-6 p.m.

    See you there!

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