The Seminary of the Southwest Black History Month planning committee invites you to a special community screening of James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro (2016), followed by a faculty panel discussion with Melanie Jones, Awa Jangha, Margaret Aymer Oget, and Asante Todd and moderated by Dan Joslyn-Siemiatoski.
5:45 p.m. | I Am Not Your Negro screening, Knapp Auditorium (snacks provided)
7:30 p.m. | Faculty panel discussion
About the film
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. (From the film’s official website.)
Stay tuned for more Black History Month events at Southwest coming in February 2019!