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Changing the Legacy of Race: A Community Conversation

  • Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library 2401 Welton Street Denver, CO, 80205 United States (map)

In partnership with the Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book, this event is part of a series of facilitated conversations in Park Hill and Five Points designed to dive deeply into how we might change the legacy of race in our communities. 

We will be looking at clips from the film I Am Not Your Negro, a recent Oscar-nominated film by the Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. This film highlights how James Baldwin's words speak to the American racial and cultural problems we are still trying to untangle 30 years after his death. James Baldwin (1924-1987) was a man of letters—novelist, essayist, social critic, playwright, journalist—whose work focused on the intricacies of the legacies and lived realities of race in 20th-century America. An erudite, engaged and engaging writer and public speaker, his worldview was shaped by his deeply humanistic values. 

This conversation will be facilitated by Roshan Bliss, a community organizer and trained mediator who has facilitated hundreds of hours of group processes and has an extensive background as a diversity and inclusiveness trainer.

Free and open to the public.