CRCS&ICRS Wednesday Forum: “To Veil or not to Veil: Struggle and Resistance in French Inter-Culturalism”

Dear CRCS & ICRS students, faculty and guests, We kindly invite you to participate in the CRCS & ICRS Wednesday Forum of this week. Wednesday forum will have Dr. Wening Udasmoro (Core Doctoral Faculty, ICRS-Yogya) as the speaker who will talk about “To Veil or not to Veil: Struggle and Resistance in French Inter-Culturalism”. Some information about this forum can be read as follows.

Date: Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Time: 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm (free lunch)
Venue: Room 306, UGM Graduate School Teknika Utara, Pogung
Speaker: Dr. Wening Udasmoro


Actual France is facing new challenges especially connected to the relation between the indigenous French people and the immigrants. After the September 11, 2001 the diversity of ethnic groups which is part of French historical fact is discussed and debated in the social and political levels with the focus on “La cita”? (separation between the State and Religion). The ethnic groups target of regulation are the Moslems but especially women wearing the veil. The law of March 2009 stipulates clearly that women are not allowed to wear the veil in the administration and in the public schools. However, this law is not easily applied and controlled because of the struggle and agency of the ones who believe in this religious practice. Some based their argument on the norm of la cita while the other argues related to the questions of the rights of the citizen. This presentation attempts to show the struggle and the resistance of different actors related to the interdiction of the veil in France.


The forum is free of charge and on a first-come-first serve basis.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Wening Udasmoro is a Core Doctoral Faculty of ICRS-Yogyakarta.

Contact Persons:

Elis Z. Anis (ICRS):,; Lina Pary (CRCS):; Maria Ingrid (CRCS/ICRS):


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