Since our return from Avignon life has gotten back to normal routines. In our Immigrant Cinema course we had Rokhaya Diallo come and speak to us about her experiences and work with immigration and racism in France. She left time to answer all our questions from interest in the history and modern response to the Roma (Rom in French) people to the differences between the prejudices faced by female and male immigrants.
On Thursday our Art and Architecture class went to the Louvre to see some of the art that we had been talking about in class. After a full day of classes it was wonderful to get out and take advantage of the fact that we are living in Paris. It was rainy and windy and we too all the necessary tourist photos in front of the pyramids.
The weather has in earnest turned to autumn, putting us all in the spirit for Thanksgiving! We’ve decided to spend the day making a huge thanksgiving dinner together. A few of us visited the Quaker center in Paris to do a little reconnaissance on their kitchen and prep space for the dinner. There are only two working burners, the oven is quite tiny and there is practically no counter space to cut and peel but we are going for it!
— Annie Wright