URI students, faculty to discuss experiences in Paris in wake of Charlie Hebdo attacks

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Free, public forum set this afternoon at 3:30

WHO: University of Rhode Island French Professor Lars Erickson, and URI students Ian Kanterman of Brick, N.J., Alyssa Pietraszek of Westport, Mass. David Kehoe of Wakefield, R.I. and Andrew McBride of East Providence, and other students and professors.

WHAT: Erickson, his students and other URI professors will offer their perspectives on the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Erickson and his students were in Paris the day after the attacks on the French satirical magazine. They decided to participate in the massive Paris demonstration. They will discuss the events and their participation in the largest public demonstration in France since the liberation of the country by allies in World War II.

WHEN: Today, Feb. 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Memorial Union Senate Chambers (Room 300), 50 Lower College Road, URI’s Kingston campus.

To Make Coverage Arrangements: Contact Dave Lavallee, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-874-5862.