5:30-6:45pm - Open Free Discussion (OFD) : we invite those of you with a good level of English to join us for this lively exchange of Franco-American culture & language facilitated by native English speakers.
> Please do contact Danièle by email if you plan to attend - we ask to be on time at La Coloc at 5:25pm sharp.
7pm-8:30pm - It's our Montly presentation: Desegregation in the U.S. Public Schools by Alex WILDE.In the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, desegregating public schools was a key battleground. In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled school segregation unconstitutional, but implementing that decision in practice required years of effort and struggle — most of which took place in local communities all across the United States.
M. Wilde will talk about the two cities where schools were successfully desegregated through citizen action: Charleston, South Carolina (where he taught high school students during summer of 1966) and Arlington, Virginia (where he has lived since 1982). He is a political scientist and has written extensively on human rights, democracy and historical memory. He and his wife Anne Pérotin have lived in Bordeaux since 2017.