A proposition from Lasseindra Ninja

From Serena Williams to Naomi Musenga: discrimination in medicine?

Thursday, January 27 2022, at 07:00 pm

Auditorium - Cité internationale des arts
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In France, we remember the Naomi Musenga case, a young 22 year old woman who died after being mocked by the SAMU operator to whom she had complained of stomach pain. Or, in the United States, the famous tennis champion Serena Williams who almost died after a difficult delivery, whose requests for examinations were ignored by the team that took care of her, except for one doctor. Websites and lists of professionals have been created in response to patients' testimonies of violence or feelings of misunderstanding and judgment. How can these inequalities in treatment be explained? What are the solutions to overcome them?

During this exchange, the question of discrimination of minority communities in the health care environment will be central. Camille Cabral, dermatologist, founder and president of the association PASTT (Prevention Action Health Work for Transgenders); Sandra Corvo, former nursing auxiliary; Catherine Le Grand-Sébille, socio-anthropologist of health in faculty lecturer and vice-president of the think tank "Questioning differently the care"; and Danielle Yuku-Dogbe, sophrologist and doula who will represent the Doulas radicales collective, will be present to discuss this issue.


This talk is proposed and co-moderated by Lasseindra Ninja, voguing and French ballroom scene pioneer, and by Adiaratou Diarrassouba, journalist and co-founder of the media platform L'Afro, partner of the event.


Lasseindra Ninja (France) is recipient of the "Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso & Cité internationale des arts" program.


Artist's note: Please wear a white or light blue top for the occasion.

Practical Information

Free admission, within the limits of seats available.

In accordance with government regulations, access to the exhibition requires a health pass for all persons 18 years and older. Wearing a mask is mandatory for those over 11 years old.

When you arrive, please present your QR code in paper or digital format from the TousAntiCovid application.


The European health pass is obtained with proof of :

• of vaccination (complete vaccination schedule)
• a negative RT-PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old
• a positive RT-PCR test, at least 11 days old and less than 6 months old, attesting to the recovery of Covid 


See all the information on the health pass on the government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire
If you come from a country outside the European Union and do not have a European health pass, you can present a negative RT-PCR or antigenic test result less than 72 hours old.

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