Can We Be Black in a Country Where Race Does Not Exist?
Rokhaya Diallo, Journalist –Writer–Filmmaker
Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker widely recognized for her work which dismantles the barricades of racism and sexism through the promotion of equality and pluralism. TV host and a pundit on several French and international networks, Rokhaya is also a contributor to several newspapers and magazines. She has also directed several documentaries including the award-winning Steps To Liberty. She co-founded the INDIVISIBLES, which awards through The ” Y’A BON AWARDS” ceremony the “best” racist statements made by French public figures each year. She is the author of several books, including a graphic novel. She has curated an exhibition in Paris inspired by the book “Afro!” she co-authored with the photographer Brigitte Sombié. She has been the recipient of several awards including the Women in Digital Feminine Communication Award from #LabcomWomen in the Generosity category created by the channel TF1 and the distinction paying homage to her work in the Journalist of the Year category 2016. In 2017 she was the only French person invited to attend the inauguration of the Obama Foundation.
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