WAA: Paris Chapter Founders’ Day Celebration

March 21 - 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Le Bistrot de Paris, 33 Rue de Lille, Paris, Île-de-France

Forward is our driving spirit …”“On, Wisconsin” lyrics by Carl Beck

Since the UW was founded, it has been changing lives and moving the world forward. Join us for an exciting Founders’ Day gathering to celebrate everything we love about our university. When Badgers connect, great things happen!

About the Program

Enjoy a special presentation:

The Vanguard of Social Consciousness


  • Faisal Abdu’Allah, PhD — associate professor of art and faculty director of The Studio at UW–Madison

Dr. Abdu’Allah is an internationally acclaimed visual artist and barber who creates iconographic imagery of power, race, masculinity, violence, and faith to challenge the values and ideologies attached to those images. Abdu’Allah will discuss how his arrival in Madison signaled transformation in his life and how his work has evolved in this new political and social environment.

Originally from London, Abdu’Allah received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Central Saint Martins, a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art, and a PhD from the University of East London. He currently resides in the U.S. and teaches at UW–Madison in the printmaking program, which has been rated number one in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Cost and Inclusions

The cost to attend is €25 per person, to be paid in cash when you arrive at the event.

Enjoy a special dinner with your fellow Badgers.


19:00 Event begins
20:00 Dinner
23:00 Event concludes


If you have questions regarding directions, accessibility, or other event details, contact Lynn Heidmann ’08 at lynn.heidmann@gmail.com or call 07 68 16 78 26.

Organized by WAA: France Chapter.

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