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The Yellow Vests Movement (gilets jaunes) – mapping session – Feb. 11

February 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Yellow Vests movement in France (gilets jaunes) began in November 2018 in response to the government raising taxes on gasoline.  Protests have taken place every Saturday since then in cities and towns throughout France.  The demands of protestors have expanded to include also the reinstatement of the “solidarity tax” on the very rich and raising the minimum wage, among others.
We’ll have two events:
1) A mapping session – Monday, Feb. 11 – 12pm-1pm
2) A dialogue session with Antonio Negri and Judith Revel – Wed., Feb. 13 – 12pm-1pm
In preparation for our mapping session on Monday 11 Feb, please read some of the texts in English indicated below or watch the video debate (which is only in French) below between Etienne Balibar, Ludivine Bantigny, and Antonio Negri.
On Wednesday 13 Feb, we will have a dialogue with Judith Revel and Antonio Negri via video-conference.  We will manage the languages among French, Italian, and English.

We will provide lunch for participants on both days.

Texts in English:
Toni Negri, “French insurrection” –
Toni Negri, “Reflections on the 7th round of gilets jaunes” (English below) –
Video debate between Etienne Balibar, Ludivine Bantigny, and Antonio Negri (in French):
Social Movements Lab, Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse, Bay 5, Duke University, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC
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February 11, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5)
114 S Buchanan Blvd
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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