"I am Not your Negro": James Baldwin, Raoul Peck, and Race in America

February 16, 2022

As part of the university's Black History Month celebrations, the History and Classics Club (in partnership with the Office of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity) invites members of the MacEwan community to attend an online viewing and discussion of I Am Not Your Negro (2016), Raoul Peck's award-winning documentary about the great American writer James Baldwin. Inspired by Baldwin's unpublished reflections on the assassinations of three of his friends–the civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.–the film vividly recreates his formative experiences during the 1960s, interspersed with insightful commentary on the history and future of race relations and gay rights in the United States.

"I am Not your Negro": James Baldwin, Raoul Peck, and Race in America
Please join the History and Classics Club for a documentary film viewing and discussion, co-sponsored with the Office of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity in honour of Black History Month.

Film: I Am Not Your Negro, dir. Raoul Peck, 2016

Place: Zoom (please pre-register by emailing summersk5@macewan.ca to receive the link)

Moderators: Dr. Sara Grewal (Dept. of English) and Dr. Kelly Summers (Dept. of Humanities)

Contact: Mitchell Norenberg (He/Him), President of the HCC, 780-719-3631, norenbergm2@mymacewan.ca

Black History Month 2022 is a university-wide celebration that aims to raise awareness of the contributions made by Black Canadians to Canada’s culture and legacy, past and present. It also creates a space to reflect on the realities Black Canadians continue to face regarding racism and discrimination. All events are free to attend and open to the public, however, registration may be required.

Black History Month


Event Details

Date February 16, 2022
Start Time 4:00 p.m.
End Time 6:00 p.m.
Location Online via Zoom
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Mitchell Norenberg
Contact Phone 780-719-3631
Contact Email norenbergm2@mymacewan.ca
Event Website Visit Site