Friday, February 24, 2017
Book Discussion: I Am Not Your Negro
At the time of writer James Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of a book, “a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.” In the film, Peck “weaves together James Baldwin’s works and words to present an examination of the history of race in America.”
The film will be showing locally at Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor on March 7th, 8th, and 9th at 6:00 and 8:15 PM and at the Grand in Ellsworth on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM.
Both Bernadette and Vivodh Anand are fellows at the Public Science Project in the Graduate Psychology Department of City University of New York. They are former professors and trained SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) facilitators who currently live in Milbridge. Last year they facilitated a discussion series at the library of Ta Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me.
Both sessions will include personal stories, current connections, and engaging conversation emerging from the themes and ideas within the book, as well as possible actions the community can take in working towards social justice. The discussions are sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library. For more information call 374-5515.
Book jacket for I Am Not Your Negro
Bernadette and Vivodh Anand