Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Students,

The Department of French and the French Studies Program at UC Berkeley invite you to join us for a brief assembly to express our solidarity and sympathy for the victims of the recent terrorist violence in Paris, Beirut, and elsewhere. At noon on Wednesday, November 18 we will meet in the French Department Library (4229 Dwinelle Hall) to share some brief readings, thoughts, and friendship.  By free assembly and conversation in a place of learning and intellectual exchange we stand against the dogmatism and violence displayed so terribly in recent days.  Coffee will be served.

Mairi McLaughlin
Director, French Studies Program
UC Berkeley