Events Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 pm

I Am Not Your Negro: Film Screening and Discussion

University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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2018-02-21T00:00:00Z 2018-02-21T02:00:00Z UTC I Am Not Your Negro: Film Screening Join us for a film screening of Raul Peck's Academy Award nominated film, followed by a discussion. University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, , MA 02140
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James Baldwin. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Productions. Credit: Bob Adelman.


Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, "Remember This House." The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. "I Am Not Your Negro" is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. 

This 2016 Academy Award nominee documentary will be followed by a discussion. All are welcome.

This event is the first in a series sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences Committee on Social Justice, a group of faculty, staff, students, and administrators committed to facilitating dialog and advancing social justice on Lesley's campuses and in surrounding communities.  

Upcoming Films:

"Pariah"
March 6, 4-7 p.m.

"Moonlight"
April 24, 7-9:30 p.m.

Host
Committee for Social Justice