Place Jean-SINDAB

Place Jean-SINDAB

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by Ralston Deffenbaugh
Geneva, Switzerland
Spring of 2019
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Switzerland
Language: English
French
Street sign for "Place Jean-SINDAB (1944-1996, Internationiste antiraciste et antisexiste)" placed in Geneva. It was placed in honor of Jean Sindab, who is described as an anti-racist, anti-sexist activist. This sign was part of “Le projet 100Elles” during 2019, whose aim was to place 100 women in public spaces and to recognize their role in history. Sindab worked in Geneva from 1986-1991 as executive secretary and co-director of the Programme to Combat Racism (PCR) of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Prior to taking this position, she had served as Executive Director of the Washington Office on Africa. Sindab’s biography created for this project can be found here: https://100elles.ch/en/biographies/jean-sindab/ The sign honoring Sindab is located just behind the main railway station. When Gay McDougall found where the sign is located, she said: “It's a community of immigrants, artists, non-conformists....I immediately felt comfortable. There was a lot of graffiti are on the walls, lots of people sitting in sidewalk cafes… A number of black hair salons and barber shops.”
Used by permission of Ralston Deffenbaugh. 
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