Bookworms tend to have a bad reputation in the dating scene. For some reason, people tend to assume that liking books is the same as disliking people. Actually, it is the other way around. While bookworms probably don’t enjoy making awkward small talk and observing strict social conventions, we are passionate about the human condition, what makes people tick, and the meaning of life.

SOS Racisme president Dominique Sopo summed-up the evening’s objective quite simply, “I think it’s very important that we do not kill those who died a second time by raising a polemic.” It brought the seriousness and perspective needed to round-out the speakers, officially hitting every note in the euphonic symphony of support that was the gala.