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Conference-debate: Being Black in Luxembourg

Over the period beginning with this new school year and which will last until the summer of 2020, more than twenty events, actions and publications will take place to celebrate Asti's 40th anniversary. Indeed, no less than 13 conference-debates where professionals will dialogue with researchers will be organized. 

The first will take place on November 13 at the Cercle Cité at lunchtime and will address "Being Black in Luxembourg". You will find the invitation to this event by clicking here.

A conference-debate onracism against black communities in Europe and more particularly in Luxembourg. Testimonies and studies will illustrate the situation in Luxembourg. The conference will be followed by a debate in the presence of Mrs Corinne CAHEN - Minister for Family andintegration, and the public is invited to participate.


  • Introduction by Mrs Laura ZUCCOLI (ASTI) and Mr Patrick HURST (CET) Closing by Mr Gilbert PREGNO (CCDH)
  • Mr Michael O'FLAHERTY, Director of the European Union Agency forfundamental rights, who will present the results of the study Being Black in the EU with a focus on the alarming situation in Luxembourg.
  • Mrs Mirlene FONSECA and Mrs Antónia GANETO - members of Finkapé Réseau Afrodescendant Luxembourg.
  • Ms Corinne CAHEN, Minister for Family,integration and Greater Region.
  • Mr Jean Paul LEHNERS, President of the European Commission againstracism and Intolerance (ECRI).
  • Facilitation of the conference-debate by Mr Michel-Edouard RUBEN.

When? 13 Novembre 2019, from 12:15 to 1:45 pm

Where? Cercle Cité, Auditorium (3 Rue Genistre, 1623 Luxembourg)

This conference will be held in French with simultaneous translation into English.


Published on 23 October 2019